General

Server fixed

The disk swap portion of my server upgrade managed to lose all three of my WebCrossing (message board) databases, plus my camera database. Thank God for backups.
The question is… why is it that these servers can run for months without a problem, but as soon as you turn them off for 5 minutes, they croak?

I love these commercials

These Bud Light radio commercials just crack me up. I had no idea that there were so many… shows you how often I listen to the radio.
Okay, back to fixing my screwed up new web server.

Umm, could you repeat that please?

As the editor of a pretty large site, I get a lot of e-mail. After you knock out the spam, which accounts for probably 75% of my e-mail, you’re left with a few things. First there are the folks, who despite my repeated requests, are asking for camera recommendations. Then there are people with technical questions, which I am usually happy to respond to, if I know the answer. The leftovers include thank you notes, questions about what camera I use, and when I’m going to review [insert camera name].
But every once in a while I get a really bizarre message. It’s not the content that’s bizarre, but the delivery. Someone will e-mail me a question or comment in their native language. Most recently, I got an e-mail and attached Powerpoint file from a guy in Sweden. I have no idea what he was trying to tell me, and I don’t know of any Swedish-English online translators out there.
So my question is… what motivates people to send a message like that? I don’t think I’ve ever mentioned that I speak Swedish, German, and Portuguese?

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