John's Musings

4/26/2006

And I quote…

Filed under: General — John @ 5:30 pm

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

Filed under: General — John @ 4:57 pm

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.

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