Project 313 – Post No. 164

I spent the better part of today looking for photos I knew I had . . . but couldn’t find. 

Prior to the Samsung Note II, my phone was a Motorola Droid X. Its camera was not that good so I seldom snapped photos with it . . . but, I did use it when we took our 2012 Alaska Cruise and actually composed a few posts from the trip. 

In 2013, when I upgraded to the Samsung Note II, I backed everything up . . . but where? Understand, if it were only the Alaska Cruise photos, it would be a small loss . . . but I have other posts with Droid X photos and besides, I didn’t particularly like not finding my photos. 

I searched my drives, my backups, my secondary backups, my portable backups, my online backups . . . nada . . . niente . . . zilch . . . big zero. 

I had one last place to look (it’s where you usually find stuff because after that you stop looking) and there it was . . . my Droid X backup.

I could have saved me a lot of time had I done a search for “Droid X” . . . instead, I searched for Alaska, antiques, hats, food, work stuff, lost socks, mandolins, and nail clippers . . . everything but “Droid X”.

And they say I’m smart . . . no, wait; I say I’m smart but I’ll now have to rethink that.

In my defense, the backup was not with my other photos. It was in a directory labeled “From External Drives” which is where I usually deposit data I transfer via Flash Storage. Go figure.

And now, the photo:

Project 313 164

Can you imagine having to feed 405 horses? And then, clean up what comes out the other end? 

I’m pretty sure that kid went into politics and got all his friends to run, as well. 

The thing is, I’m learning you can fool many people just by talking about something outside their experience or knowledge base. 

. . . and, for most people, that includes just about anything of importance . . . but they sure know sports stats and which celebrity is cheating on or with another celebrity. As they should . . . that’s why those things are there; to distract from important things.

I would have liked to see someone play this . . . Early Experiment in Pianoforte Design Required Extraordinary Finger Dexterity.

Early Experiment in Pianoforte Design Required Extraordinary Finger Dexterity

And . . . that’s it

Some of these posts will likely be longer as the mood hits me, but most will be thus; short, uninteresting, bland, and relentless.

You can read about Project 313 HERE.

That’s it. This post has ended . . . except for the stuff below.


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7 Responses to Project 313 – Post No. 164

  1. I can’t imagine trying to keep track of thousands of photos.
    I have trouble finding poems from my hundreds of poems.
    PHOTO: Z ultimate cool! 405 horses! That be a LOT of poop!
    CARTOON: Ha! on the cartoon! UGH on all the distractions these days. :-(
    DOODLE: I can hear this loudly!
    HUGS!!! :-)


  2. Are you on Samsung’s payroll?


    • disperser says:

      No one is giving me any products, money, or support of any kind for mentioning anything I share here.

      Of course, I wouldn’t turn down the opportunity to rave about things I like, but — in my opinion — taking payment for doing so taints any such endorsement regardless of how honest one is about evaluating things.

      The only way I could do proper reviews and make money from them is if I could convince enough people that my opinion about things matters and they were willing to pay me something for it in the form of monthly support.

      For that to happen, I’d have to have an engaging personality so as draw in an audience who would then realize I’m honorable, honest, witty, and knowledgeable about what I choose to endorse or condemn and would then enthusiastically send a few $$ my way.

      However, as I’m the first to say my opinion doesn’t count other than to me, I think I would have trouble finding such an audience. Plus, there’s always this or that Australian who — just out of malice born of unreasonable antipathy — finds imagined fault with everything I say or do.

      I can only imagine the malicious and unfounded attacks would intensify if indeed I did claim expertise in anything; anything at all.


  3. AnnMarie says:

    The photo is simple, yet very elegant. Nice!


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