web/photo/video work diary (1999-present)

Written by 200pockets

MARCH 2018

18-March-2018.  Found a very useful PC file management tool – XYplorer.  Tried the 30 day free trial and within minutes purchased the $79.95 pro license.  Will be using it to explore and remove files from my Surface Book laptop and external drives.

Beautifully designed interface and program.  Highly recommend!  http://www.xyplorer.com

2018_0312.  Restored my daughter’s art portfolio website.  http://www.poparu.com

  • Edited the WordPress.org wp-config.php file using net2ftp and settings from Network Solutions.
  • define( ‘WP_ALLOW_REPAIR’, true);
  • confirmed SQL hostname <– there had been a change
  • define( ‘WP_MEMORY_LIMIT’, ‘256M’)

2018_0307.  An inquiry from my friend Lee Hoffman of Bang The Bay – “Hey Bridget I finished my first episode of bang the kitchen and i am ready to release it but would like your advice on how i should get it copyrighted. the rules have changed for placing ads on videos and i was wondering the other options. i hope all is well with you!!!!”

YouTube has made changes such that monetizing videos is more difficult to do.  Recommended Lee put a copyright notice & contact information at the end of the video.  Helpful resource – https://www.copyright.gov/circs/circ03.pdf

2018_0306.  Updated Filezilla FTP Client (software) on my Surface Book.  Helpful that this is free.

2018_0305.  Purchased a $29 license for Photo Gallery PRO WordPress.org plugin by SupSystic.  I’ve been using the free version for a while and love the software.  The PRO version offers a few more gallery designs as well as import image options.  Excellent customer support!

2018_0306.  Renewed domain and hosting services via Network Solutions.  Dismayed that some services were inadvertently added to my account.  Need to gather my thoughts and write a letter of concern to Customer Service.

2018_0301.  Received my replacement Olympus Stylus TG-2 camera today.  So grateful that ebay seller cloutdogg had one for sale.  New in box!

2018_0225.  9pm.  Showed my camera to GVW last night and he has concluded my constant companion go to camera – a 2013 Olympus TG-2 camera is broken and will require replacement.  The port which accepts the charger is loose making charging and the transfer of images very difficult.  I have found a new in box unit on ebay and have made an offer of $200.  Fingers crossed.

2018_0225.  1:40pm.  Honoured to be providing the Shark Alley Hobos (band) with high resolution images for use on their web site and album art.

2018_0225.  10:38am.  Re-installed a WordPress photo gallery plugin.  Used net2ftp to rename a plugin directory and then reinstalled the plug-in.

2018_0224.  Donated 160 photographs of 31 businesses to Google Maps via their Google Local Guide (volunteer) program.

2018_0221.  Using a Canon PowerShot N camera set on the Creative Filter setting – photographed some artificial flowers.  An interesting exercise.

2018_0219.  Being a holiday – today’s side hustle was to scan 145 book covers for a local bookseller.   Digital images were then color corrected, resized and uploaded to various online databases.