Seeing The Light

Lightroom 5.7 & Aperture Import

A long time ago I bought into the Apple ecosystem with the primary driver being no conflict of interest with my company’s software library. Along with that came the early years of Aperture and as a techy I like the mechanics behind the scene. Aperture had a slick way of managing projects import / export from its main library. This worked well for field work via laptop and consolidation into the main system later with easy backup across multiple volumes including external. Continue reading

When Laptops Go Thump In The Night

The Death of A Drive & Dawning of New Era

This weekend I returned from a business trip to find my Macbook Pro dying, whimpering on the desk. It suffered from two real issues:

  1. Dead battery
  2. Failing drive

The dead battery was due to treating my laptop like a desktop and rarely cycling the battery – I get this. After almost four years of intense use this is to be expected. The drive is a different story.

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