Teh Squeaky Wheel
Wednesday greetings from drear, flash-flood-alerted and yet still Happy Larryville, GN!
(Not actually worried about the possibility of flooding here at CasaK given the slope and location of the lot. And I’d imagine Casa K8-E ought to be okay for the same reason.)
Aside from that, I got nothin’ so far; BBL.
Stay dry, guys. However if there is a problem, Obama and FEMA will be right there!
Oh boy…free money! And FEMA camp -- yay!!reedumacation!!
It’s a damned good thing our current President loves us. Unlike that horrid Chimpy McHitlerburton.
Good morning, Gerbil Nation!
The thread pic looks like what goes on in my house every night.
Time to pack, take care of loose ends (including heading to school to pick up some mandatory reading that I learned about yesterday), and finalize things before heading to Florida tomorrow!
Safe travels to you, Teh Younger and anyone else accompanying you, Paddy.
(And don’t forget that Florida has its own Fark tag; just sayin’.)
A question for anyone who knows about Apple computers. Can an iMac reformat a drive from NTFS to one of the Apple systems the way a Windows machine can format a drive?
Since you said “reformat”, will this drive be strictly for Mac use afterwards?
If so, you can connect it to the iMac and use Disk Utilities (in the Applications folder) to reformat it. Which will wipe any data currently on it, of course.
(Further, Macs can read from NTSF drives but not write to them. This won’t be an issue after it’s reformatted; just mentioning it in case any files need to be copied from the NTSF drive onto the Mac prior to reformatting.)
This article might also be helpful:
Thank you! My niece has an external drive that was used with Windows and might want to use it with her iMac. I told her I thought she could format it on her machine but I was not sure. I will tell her (on Facebook).
Thank you for the link. I hope I don’t get Apple cooties on my PC by going there.
Mac -- You will get cooties, and then your fingers will fall off.
Never go full Apple.
Aw, Mac…was that really necessary? 😉
I would also recommend your niece obtain a copy of David Pogue’s “Missing Manual” book for whatever version of the Mac OS she’s using. (Very handy for those rare instances when one cannot boot a Mac to get online to find the solution to a given problem.)
They’re great resources for questions like yours.
He writes clearly, concisely, explains “jargon” well, offers lots of useful tips and the books are extremely well-indexed. I’ve gotten a few editions used via Amazon’s Marketplace at extremely good prices.
Gentle Brenda, never fear. I am not tempted by the Dark Side.
Thanks Fatwa, her drive crashed and she had tons of pictures and such from her four week road trip around the country on it. She had to have the Apple Store change her drive and a friend with experience is trying to get her data off the bad drive. She did not think a two year old drive would fail but it was a Seagate and my own experience is that they suck only second to the Deathstars. She has learned her lesson and is setting up external drives for backups but one was a Windows drive she used for backups on an older computer a couple of years ago, before she had the iMac. She is very grateful for the info. I told her I was a conservative so I was broad minded and even had friends who used Apples.
Safe travels, Paddy, and Mac, glad you got the drive situation worked out.
President Obama spent the night in Woodland Hills, what we as kids use to fondly refer to as Jooooo Town. Hey, we were kids; don’t go judging me.
Why he came over the hill and spent the night in Valley I have no idea. It did apparently snarl up traffic really good all morning. I wonder if while he was here he got to look at the nice Valley communities of Reseda and Van Nuys. Not to mention some of the finer parts of Canoga Park and the still booming porn industry over in Chatsworth.
I think he took a raincheck on heading to the Reagan Library over in Simi.
She is very grateful for the info. I told her I was a conservative so I was broad minded and even had friends who used Apples.
My pleasure…and heh.
Hope your niece’s friend has good fortune recovering the files.
Time Machine (built-in to the OS) does a very nice job of automatically backing stuff up; even archives multiple previous versions of files.
…what we as kids use to fondly refer to as Jooooo Town.
Hey…WH is much nicer than the Fairfax District. 😉
Not to mention some of the finer parts of Canoga Park…
Har! I wonder if he visited Reseda’s famous Surplus Row. (Y’know, to pick up some gifts for heads of state…)