Category Archives: Technology

Synchronisation and “Lightroom encountered an error when reading from its preview cache and needs to quit”

29 August 2016 – I have updated this article – read right through to the end. A few weeks back the hard drive in my laptop started to play up. Web pages took a minute to open. Booting up took … Continue reading

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The clouds in my thinking over backups are clearing

Last year, 2013, I put together a presentation on how not to lose data, particularly for photographers. At that point I was advocating Amazon Glacier as an exceptionally inexpensive archival system in the cloud. Nearly a year later I came … Continue reading

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Originally posted on Rachel:
Full disclosure first: I love and I want to acknowledge that I might be a bit biased for two reasons. Firstly, I blog at and secondly, I work for Automattic, the company behind it.  I work in…

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How would I cope with data-napping?

I was reading about ransomware – where you lose access to your data due to a nefarious application encrypting all your data. Hundreds of thousands of people have been affected by CryptoLocker – having to pay criminals in the hope of … Continue reading

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Stayed with Vodafone, should’ve gone with GiffGaff

Heather and I both have two plus year old Samsung Galaxy S2 mobile ‘phones. The two year deal was the ‘phone plus more minutes, text and data than we could use for about £25 per month each from Vodafone. Our … Continue reading

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2013 in review

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 2,700 times in 2013. If it were a cable car, it … Continue reading

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Don’t lose data

I’ve been asked, informally, what I do about backups. It’s been suggested that I speak on this one night at the Richmond and Twickenham Photographic Society. I’m keen on redundancy, off-site storage and keeping costs down. Were it not for … Continue reading

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