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I feel naked without my Zooomr

Posted by briandh on May 30, 2007

Things are looking a little bare around here at the moment – no photos.

Zooomr, where all my photos are hosted is currently down. They have not been having a very good time of it. It’s a bit like one of those good-news-bad-news stories:

  • They tried to launch their “Mark III” version of the site several weeks ago …
  • … and discovered they had seriously under-estimated the scale of the task so had to abandon it.
  • They then had a hard disk cough blood on them …
  • … and then nursed it back to health
  • They tried another launch a little over a week ago …
  • .. and it took longer than anticipate.
  • But they stuck with it and they got the site up yesterday …
  • … and their server crashed after 10 minutes.

I’ll not go into details here as you will find it being blogged about all over the place:

Zooomr Official Blog

Scobleizer

To anyone that says: “Oh, snivel snivel, I’ve lost all my photos – what have they DONE!” two things:

  1. Backups – they have them even if your too stupid to have made your own.
  2. It’s a free service on the Internet run by two guys on a shoe-string – see 1. above.

I truly hope it works out for them. It’s a fun site and the features promised in Mark III looked excellent.

Good luck guys.

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Panic!

Posted by briandh on November 26, 2006

You are lucky I am able to post this – everything went pear-shaped yesterday afternoon.

I had almost completed transferring everything from my old machine to my new machine, installed most of the software [read: games] I was likely to “need”. Tidied up the start menu, moved the swap file over to the second drive and defragged the hard drive.

Everything was working perfectly – I had even resolved most of the remaining issues.

  • the ViewSonic monitor not detecting the signal was simply a matter of selecting the preferred source from its on-screen menus.
  • it had a nasty habit of restarting itself after a shutdown – tracked that down to a combination of the OneClick main protector and a BIOS setting for restarting after a power failure. Just set the BIOS to go to the last mode it was in rather than ON.
  • I’m getting used to the new keyboard and mouse – a new mouse pad helped the mouse which was sticking on my desk.

I was getting ridiculous frame rates from my favourite games and I was happy.

Then all hell broke loose. Read the rest of this entry »

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New Toy

Posted by briandh on November 12, 2006

I’ve been very quiet recently, both here on my blog and on my Zooomr collection. The problem is that my home PC is finally dying – it resets itself every now and then. It was a relatively cheap PC-World box bought as an emergency stop-gap when its predecessor died spectacularly over three yeas ago. Starting about two-and-a-half years ago I’ve been promising myself a new machine – and this time it was going to be a “real” machine.
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