and as much as I need to be outside, there is just too much to accomplish. On the agenda today besides backing up files and photos I have decided to tackle the pile of hard drives which have accumulated over the years. Some date from Heidelberg before I moved to the UK (2008) and most of the rest since. The storage size on most makes me question whether or not some shouldn’t just be tossed. And that doesn’t include those now refusing to be read.
So, I am figuring that I still need a few; duplicates of the important files; audio books; TV Series, photos; files from forever ago. But I don’t want to admit how many hours it is going to take to consolidate 9 larger drives for which I can mostly find power cords and the hordes of smaller drives that seem to have done the rabbit while tucked safely away in a shipping container.
So I start in. And start going slowly insane. I have a lot of duplicates, several drives which have seen better days and some missing connecting cables. But I will persist, or gone insane – one of the two.
Meanwhile – I finished “The Coroner’s Lunch” in audio by Colin Cotterill. I thoroughly enjoyed the story and am off to read in the second in the series (borrowed in eBook from the public library. The Vietnam era is clear in my mind, but not always the connections with Laos and Cambodia so reading something set in a non-western, non-English world is fascinating. Keeping the year – 1975 in the forefront of my mind is a more than occasional challenge but helps me think back to when I was an intern. Other than a few of us, Vietnam was an issue. Laos? Who had heard of Laos? It wasn’t a location that entered the public consciousness till well after 1975 when the.evemts protrayed took place.
and then there are puzzles. But more about them another day.