Saturday, April 12, 2008

Archiving due to weather

"Baltimore Ravens' cheerleaders sprint out onto the field for Monday Night Football at M&T Bank Stadium, Monday, Dec.3, 2007. The New England Patriots at defeated the Ravens, 27-24."

This is nothing like getting fooled by April showers.

All week I had planned on taking Saturday off and going to Washington D.C. to see the National Cherry Blossom Festival and attend Sakura Matsuri, one of the largest single-day Japanese street festivals in the United States.

Covering nearly one mile of downtown Washington D.C., the festival features exhibitions of Japanese culture, street vendors, food, and more. I've never been, but it happens every spring during the climax of the cherry blossoms and attracts over a million visitors.

But here I am, not there.

When I went to bed last night it was storming, so we had already begun to reschedule our day.

When we woke up it wasn't very pretty outside and the weather was calling for afternoon showers. Residing over an hour from Washington D.C., we decided to not risk driving all the way there and have it be a miserable day.

I should have known it would be the nicest day of the year. Doh!

So instead of shooting images, sipping sake and munching on ooshi (delicious) foods, I ended up taking an assignment. Thankfully it was outside. Too bad everyone in the press box ragged on me for being there and not being off doing what I wanted to be doing.

After the game, I decided to take it easy and relax at home. However, relaxing meant doing homework, and more importantly, archiving all the NFL games I shot last year and some other assignments lingering on my hard drive.

Normally, I burn all my assignments to DVDs and also copy them to external hard drives at the end of the day or end of the week.

But sometimes, assignments get left on my computer for various reasons. This evening I noticed I only had seven gigabytes of storage on my laptop, so I decided to inspect why.

I had forgotten to back-up all my NFL games. Odd.

Now that I am done, I am now running on 50 gigs of space. YES!

Back to recent shoots tomorrow. Stay tuned.


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