Past times with good company

Yesterday Gabbi rode with me to Jon and Audra’s party.  I think everyone had a good time, even thoguh thre were a few poepel missing for various reasons.   The food was great, the company was wodnerful, and we all had a very good time. Thanks again.
My pictures of the fun are here:


All is calm, All is bright…

Well ok, perhaps not ALL but at least as far as datloss goes. As of about 45 minutes ago I was able to mount the recovered data file created by dd_rescue & dd_rhelp.  When I mounted it, I feared the worst, and expected still that there would be no hope.   I was wrong.   I now have, copying to the new webserver, and copied to my local HDD, _ALL_  of the remaining missing photos.   Thats right… Every last one of them.  All of Four Kingdoms, all of Halloween, all of Christmas 2005, even some pictures from my mothers birthday that I didn’t remember losing.   As far as  troubles  go, this one is now pushed to the level of minor annoyance, and no longer has any control over me.

I learned my lesson… BACKUP BACKUP BACKUP…

Lending a hand…

Todays Aurora Beacon news has a tiny article about Shakespeare day in it.  It seems they went the “A picture is worth a thousand words” route.  One of the pictures is of one of our students standing reading a book of sonnets, the other picture is of the same book of sonnets being held open on the table by a rather fammiliar hand and bracer.  (And I hadn’t yet bit off all my finger nails on that hand… Go figure…)

And I quote…

Well, I was quoted in today’s Kane County Chronicle for Shakespeare day. I wasn’t in the pictures, which is good, they focused on the student particiption as they should. Also, thanks to the writing talents of Kartikay Mehrotra I do not sound like a complete fool… The last few paragraphs of the article titled “Birthday of the Bard” are below:
WCC library employee John Wohlers dressed in a green 16th century suit with a matching cap and leather boots. He said Shakespeare’s value goes far beyond the 38 plays and 154 sonnets he wrote.

Shakespeare created and applied 1,500 words to the English language, such as luggage, assassination and monumental, along with phrases like catching a cold, disgraceful conduct and fair play.

“It’s amazing that that much of a language has been defined because of one person,” Wohlers said. “People were becoming learned at that time which probably has a lot to do with his lasting impact.”

Green suit? Ok… I suppose that is one description for my garb. I’ll have to kepe that in mind the next time I have to go somewhere that a suit is required… MUAHAHAHHAHAHAH

Recovery Update

Well the photo gallery recovery project is progressing pretty well.   I know at the time of the crash I had around 15,600 photos.  When last I checked I had recovered 13,154 and the final DVD was still only about 3/4 done.    I also have a ton of file to re-load that were not in the backup but I do have them.  One set that I know I am missing is the Halloween 2005 pictures, I have a little hope that they MIGHT be still on the other laptop at home.  If they aren’t there is also one possiblitly that they are in the java cache on my mothers computer as we had looked through them a few weeks back.    I’m sure there are other pictures that are lost and gone forever, like this years christmas phots, but I think I can live with that for the most part.  I have not totally given up on being able to access the dead partition on the one partially working drive eitehr and if I do I might just get lucky enough to be able to recover the last few missing images.  One thing I do know.. is fomr now on, before I copy the photos to the server… I WILL burn them to CD JUST IN CASE.

It’s 2:30 on a tuesday… Why am I in garb?

Well, today is Tuesday, its 2:30, I’m sitting at my desk and I’m in full garb. (Well… minus weapons) Why are you in garb you ask? Because today we celebrated Shakepeares Birthday on campus. This was our tenth event. Every year around his birthday, we have a birthday party for Shakespeare. We setup a bunch of tables, lay out tons of Shakespeare stuff, hang posters, and have TONS of cake. The campus choir usually stops over to serenade the students with a few period songs, and there is always a raffle. This year we had representatives from three local papers in taking pictures of us, and asking all sorts of questions. The one reporter was compleetly enamored with me eating cake out of a wooden bowl with a wooden spoon. He took four or five pictures of it UP CLOSE. So in one of the local papers there may well be a shot of half eaten cake in a wooden bowl… Who knew… I also probably talked a little to much to the reporters too so i have no idea what quotes I’ll end up having in the paper. I’m hoping for none… 🙂 I was being rather goofy (no… me???? Really???) at times when I was begin interviewed. Should be interesting resuts… Oh well, that’s waht they get for having a nut like me involved… Man I’m so not used to my boots again, my feet are tired… (Concreete floors have little in common with nice soft gravel and faire dust)

Shakespeare Day 2006