Nothing is rendering right now because I am using a different external hard drive to add all my archived MP3s to my iTunes playlist. About two months ago I had about 3,000 Mp3s taking up about 20 gigs on one of my external hard drives… But when I was looking through one of videos from the Prelinger Archives the external hard drive mysteriously got corrupted! What resulted was me taking my sweet-ass time moving all the 300 gigs of info from one external hard drive to the other. For most people this would only take a few hours, but since I only have one power supply, I could only move files in 10 gig chunks from one external to the computer, then unplug one external and then plug in the other external then move the files, then repeat! Lets just say it took a l o n g time. Then I had to reformat the corrupted external hard drive…. On one side I am happy I didn’t lose all the files, only one, alebit massive, directory. On the sad side, I lost half of my MP3 collection. I had backed up my collection about a year ago, so I simply lost most of what I had collected being the director of the electronic music department at WRGW, but I am going to recoup some of my audio treats :-) I also lost all of the short videos I had downloaded from GNN & Adbusters. This time around I partitioned my external hard drive to have all the audio in one partition. Hopefully, this will work. Ideally, I’ll buy another power supply so I can have both external hard drives running at the same time. It will bring my total storage capacity to 610 gigs!!!
I did render another 3D panorama of a new template. I am not sure how much I’ll use this template due to its complexity. Its a series of 42 different cubes rotated so that they look like diamonds. When I get the time, I am going to make each cube a different satellite image and then render it again. I think it will look amazing. Nonetheless, it will take a long time to import all the satellite images, as well as placing them in some sort of coherent position. I still need to think the whole graphic a little more thoroughly.
I am looking forward to this week. I expect some surprise waiting in the wings. I can’t wait to listen to my music- its been waaay to long since I’ve heard some of my favorites.