Monday, July 13, 2015

My To-Do List

I am a man who believes, deep down, that the reason his computer has been crashing is because for whatever reason it hates having exFat formatted drives attached to the USB buss. This is a bit of a bummer. I infer it is an issue with Macs which are running Windows. The reboots can happen after a few minutes or I can get more than a day between crashes. But this weekend I only had an NTFS drive plugged in and the computer lived from Friday through (so far) Monday.
So I'm making a copy of one of my data drives and I reformatted it as NTFS from exFat and now I'm copying the data back onto it.
We'll see how that goes.

Tomorrow is additional photography day for Carbon Copy. I want to do a shot of a couple embracing while looking into one another's eyes but, you know, one of them is a robot. Because that's how we do.


Kangas said...

We formatted by GOH hard drives with Windows to FAT32 so the Macs could write to them, then brought them back and edited them without problems. Why am I telling you this? I don't know. I'm tired too. I wish there was a robot who looked just like me and could take my place for a year. I need a year off.

But now I see that robot could never post a reply on your blog because he would have to click "I'M NOT A ROBOT" to post, and we all know robots can't lie.

Andrew Bellware said...

The only reason we know robots can't lie is because they TELL us they can't lie.
Did you have trouble with the file size restrictions using FAT32? Because you can't write over 2GB (or something) -sized files with FAT 32.

Kangas said...

It's 4GB, and apparently not. I checked and it appears that you would have to shoot for about 14 minutes before you hit a file that big in 4K, and we never had a take near that long.

Andrew Bellware said...

That's good to know. Now you can't actually deliver a movie on a FAT32 drive. But yeah, looks like you can do most anything else then.
Use clones instead of robots. Pro-Tip: MAKE SURE YOU GET ALONG WITH YOUR CLONES. You know exactly how devious those bastards are, they will straight up cut you.