Purveyor of Bollocks to the Crowned Heads of Europe
Tuesday, 15 April 2014
I have been being attacked by Picassa recently, who I stupidly signed-up to because an idiot friend who has Parkinson's Disease told me I should.
I have been ignoring the regular reminders from Google/Picassa to download something which makes their job of ripping-off my photos all the more easy, and then I found - as I was downloading these pics above and below - that they were punishing me by making it next to impossible.
So I looked into how to delete Picassa altogether from this machine, and Google told me that if I really wanted to do this, then I had better watch out, because they might erase all my photos from years ago at the same time, and the fault would be entirely mine. Cunts.
Then I remembered that I have been backing-up absolutely everything on this computer with a Seagate external hard-drive, so I unplugged the modem and - hey presto - I could easily download photos again. Cunts.
So I downloaded a lot of photos in seconds, then plugged in the external hard-drive, just in case Picassa was going to punish me further.
Then I brought up 'Time Machine' which magically takes you through deep space (including shifting stars at warp-factor 15, or whatever protects you from sunburn out there) on a tour of every bloody image you have ever put on the photo section, and I knew it was now safe to tell Picassa to fuck off.
If anyone wipes my internal hard-drive now, I just plug in this little gadget, and hit 'restore', then everything is back to normal.
These phone-sized things start at £50, which is next to nothing for storing more GBs than this machine is capable of without extra memory, so it is money well worth spending.
Below is an amazing 17th century building in Bathampton which I took today (the photo, not the building).