Commentary: January 2015 Archives

Photo Sorting

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Dave2 has recently posted his sagas with migrating from Aperture to Lightroom and his method of cataloging his photos.

It got me a bit more motivated to keep sorting out my photos.

You see I don't use any software to manage my photos.  I just don't trust it.  I prefer to see my photos as is in a directory structure.  I did play with Picasa once and *hated* it.  I also tried using windoze built in tagging feature and hated it even more.

So now I just keep files in directories.  In the olden days I used to file all my photos by year then month.  This was fine for when I only took a few photos per month, and I kept an excel file database to manage it all and it was all good.  In January 1999 I got my first digital camera.  I loved that camera.  I used it for five years.  But I only properly documented all my digital photos for the first year or so.  Then it all got too hard because I took so many photos.  So it became impossible to find anything unless you knew *when* something was taken.  I could spend ages searching through months and months of photos trying to find a photo I took of something.

In recent years I've changed my photo sorting to be by subject.  This generally works a whole lot better.  But I still haven't finished sorting my photos.  I get little bursts of enthusiasm from time to time, but it's an awful lot of effort.  

So I just keep plugging away at it.

Today I was filing some of the first year of photos I took on my digital camera into my folders by subject structure.  I found some fun ones mum would probably like of the mess they made repainting the house in 1999..

Dining room mess

Dining room painting

Dining room painting

Dining room painting

Family room painting

Family room painting

The Imitation Game

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The Imitation GameOn Saturday night we went with EffanC to see The Imitation Game.

We went to the Palace Electric cinemas in New Acton, which we still hadn't been to since they opened a couple of years ago.

It was all very civilised and we took some wine in, although had to hold onto the glass the whole time so it didn't get knocked off (there's no actual drink holders and I accidently knocked Stu's water bottle off at one point).

Anyway, the movie.

Loved it.

Thought it was very well done and some great performances.  It had some very funny moments, but also some sad ones, especially at the end.

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