Sep. 20th, 2011

sholio: Made by <lj user=foxglove_icons> (Tea)
I'm cleaning up and backing up the hard drive on my main working computer today (it's a laptop, so this is always a ritual before taking it on a trip with me) and I'm contemplating my ever-growing folder of completed music videos. I tend to save everything, but I'm starting to wonder about the wisdom of taking up an ever-growing corner of my hard drive with old files for vids I completed years ago. I make my vids in iMovie, and the files are pretty large (generally 3-5 Gb each), plus all the clips that I saved too.

To toss or not to toss? The only reason I can think of for keeping them is that it would enable me to go back later and save/export them in a different format if I wanted to. It would also make it easier to remaster them with better footage, should I ever want to do that, but at this point the only ones that I have any vague desire to remaster are the really old ones, which I did in Premiere, and don't still have the files for anyway.

I'm reluctant to throw them away, and yet, the finished & exported versions are the important thing (the final MP4, WMVs, etc), and I'm definitely keeping those.

Thoughts?
sholio: Made by <lj user=foxglove_icons> (Tea)
I'm cleaning up and backing up the hard drive on my main working computer today (it's a laptop, so this is always a ritual before taking it on a trip with me) and I'm contemplating my ever-growing folder of completed music videos. I tend to save everything, but I'm starting to wonder about the wisdom of taking up an ever-growing corner of my hard drive with old files for vids I completed years ago. I make my vids in iMovie, and the files are pretty large (generally 3-5 Gb each), plus all the clips that I saved too.

To toss or not to toss? The only reason I can think of for keeping them is that it would enable me to go back later and save/export them in a different format if I wanted to. It would also make it easier to remaster them with better footage, should I ever want to do that, but at this point the only ones that I have any vague desire to remaster are the really old ones, which I did in Premiere, and don't still have the files for anyway.

I'm reluctant to throw them away, and yet, the finished & exported versions are the important thing (the final MP4, WMVs, etc), and I'm definitely keeping those.

Thoughts?

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sholio: colorful blackberries and raspberries (Autumn-berries)
I sampled my homemade sauerkraut today, the initial small batch that I put together about a month ago. It tastes ... okay, actually. It's not squishy, slimy or bad-tasting (the signs of sauerkraut spoilage according to the Internet), and it doesn't leave an unpleasant aftertaste. It's rather vinegary and perhaps a little under-salted -- I put a bigger batch on to ferment this past week, this time measuring everything, and realized that I probably didn't put enough salt on the initial, smaller batch. But if taste is anything to go by, I don't think it's going to kill me.

I'm still a little nervous about eating it because the idea of eating anything that's been sitting on the countertop for a month, having mold regularly scraped off it, is a trifle difficult to get past. But if I don't keel over shortly, I guess I'll eat some more. :D

And if I disappear forever from the Internet, at least you'll know what killed me.
sholio: colorful blackberries and raspberries (Autumn-berries)
I sampled my homemade sauerkraut today, the initial small batch that I put together about a month ago. It tastes ... okay, actually. It's not squishy, slimy or bad-tasting (the signs of sauerkraut spoilage according to the Internet), and it doesn't leave an unpleasant aftertaste. It's rather vinegary and perhaps a little under-salted -- I put a bigger batch on to ferment this past week, this time measuring everything, and realized that I probably didn't put enough salt on the initial, smaller batch. But if taste is anything to go by, I don't think it's going to kill me.

I'm still a little nervous about eating it because the idea of eating anything that's been sitting on the countertop for a month, having mold regularly scraped off it, is a trifle difficult to get past. But if I don't keel over shortly, I guess I'll eat some more. :D

And if I disappear forever from the Internet, at least you'll know what killed me.

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