Sunday, August 23, 2009

Dave Keys | Photography & Web Design in Orange County

I've been working on real estate photography and photo-to-video in the last few weeks. I discovered that Youtube has really upgraded their offerings, especially for HD embedding. Way cool

Dave Keys | Photographers in Orange County

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Got iPhoto Library? | Orange County Photography

A family member was updating photos on her Mac the other day.

The kicker in this story is that she had moved her iPhoto library to an external drive recently - it was getting to big to live on the Mac's main drive.

Her husband "needed" to move the Mac to use it for who knows what. The external drive was plugged in and he severed the connection like the head of a French aristocrat. The iPhoto library vanished like a ghost.

iPhoto libraries for windows users are like a locked folder with hidden files inside. The iPhoto program manages everything and the files are invisible to Finder (Mac's Explorer)

She felt the most major panic but she made the right call (to me) and I quickly determined that she hadn't built a "new" iPhoto library or accessed the external drive for anything else.

The hidden files were all there but had to be recovered with Boomerang (recovery utility software) because there was no FAT entry on the drive for them.

The happy ending is that she'll have to reorganize her photos but they're all there. We'll rebuild the library after the 10 hour scan with the paid version of Boomerang (an unhappy experience buying that software!) finishes.

Orange County Photography

Sunday, August 09, 2009

Dave Keys | Facebook

I'm scratching the surface but Facebook seems to have every bit as much potential for business as Twitter.

Tuesday, August 04, 2009

Murrieta Power Plant = Blight and Pollution

Just set up a new blog to further the cause: Stop the Murrieta Power Plant

Just because they say it's OK for us doesn't mean we want a Murrieta Power Plant in our back yard.

We just don't want it polluting our community and there are plenty of alternatives.

Sunday, August 02, 2009

Zion National Park & Grand Canyon | Orange County Photography by Dave Keys

Had a great time in Zion National Park and the Grand Canyon. It was my first time to both. Going with a college geology class was the perfect venue for me except for the outdoor camping- I'd rather stay at the lodge, thanks but that was part of the package and I'm glad to have had the experience. If I camp again, I'm bringing air mattresses and plenty of equipment.

Orange County Photography

Saturday, August 01, 2009

Name Branding underway for Steve

The Steve Osborne site is under revision for a focus on name branding