Despite popular belief I am still alive and well. The reports of my death may have been somewhat exaggerated. As a proof of my not-being-dead state, here is a non pothoshoped picture of me:
As you can see above, I have figured out how to make Photoshop apply the Tom Goes to the Mayor effect which is no small feat. It requires applying a single filter to your image and messing around with two sliders.
Other than messing around with Photoshop filters here is what I have been doing since Monday:
- Consolidating, sorting and editing the wedding pictures from 4 different cameras. This includes retouching the red-eye effect, flipping the sideways pictures, deleting pictures of fingers, sidewalk and blurry objects, etc…
- Uploading said pictures to Facebook and arranging them in albums
- Tagging people in the pictures
- Uploading pictures to Flicker in case folks actually want decent, not compressed-to-shit copies
- Making “Wedding Pictures” thumb drives and CD’s for non-technology competent family members
- Playing WoW
- Catching up on my movie backlog
- Not writing blog posts
Fun fact: I took close to 300 wedding pictures myself. After combining it with pictures taken by relatives, I have well over half a gig worth of wedding picture data on my hard drive right now. Guess what though? I already got bunch of people asking me to “email” them all of it. Sadly, email was not designed for this kind of shit.
So here is a question: how do you share large files with computer illiterate people. I mean, I could just create a torrent and seed but… Well, none of the folks who asked me would actually know what to do with a torrent file. Large file transfer services such as SendSpace or YouSendIt have pretty low file size limits (below 300MB last time I checked). One could always break the picture collection into many small files but that’s a hassle.
What is the easiest, most idiot friendly way to share massive amounts of data? Does not have to be most efficient – just easy. Honestly, I have no idea. I have been using the divide and conquer method for those people who live far away, and the “I will just drop off a thumb drive at your house after work” method for folks near me. Do you know a better way?
Side note: I went back to work yesterday after taking few days off only to find out that someone stole the wireless mouse from the conference room. Here is the clincher though: the mouse was part of a wireless mouse+keyboard set and the thief didn’t even bother taking the USB receiver. I’m guessing that it could probably work with another wireless receiver made by Logitech but either way, it is kind-off a stupid thing to do. I really hate people sometimes.
Anyways, regular post schedule should resume by Monday.