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Unimportant, but not to me.

Discussion in 'General Chat and Gossip' started by dkonopinski, Feb 6, 2020.

  1. dkonopinski

    dkonopinski Subscribed Member

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    Over the years my knife collection (all folders apart from 5 fixed blades) has grown to be quite large simply in terms of the number of knives. I have it catalogued in detail in an Excel Workbook with a worksheet for each country of manufacture. For each knife there is a hyperlink to an online image and Photofuckit (sic) is where the images were hosted. When Photofuckit decided to charge for the service I was not prepared to even consider paying for it and like most people effected I was angry that my access was blocked without so much as the courtesy of a prior warning.

    Then I discover that I am unable to download the images in order to use another hosting provider. I did find online advice about how to do it, but I was unable to make them work and concluded that it is a case of deliberate blocking. So, I had to take photos of every knife again, upload them from phone to laptop, upload them from laptop to the new service provider, add a title to each image, reset all of the hyperlinks and then check that each one was correct and working.

    This time I have kept copies of the images. :roll:
    A right pain in the wossname, BUT it is now done and I feel GREAT :D:bounce::banana:

    David aka Smugfeatures
     
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    Good stuff!
     
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    Over thirty five years ago we had a speaker at the Young Wives. The lady said then that technology was moving along so fast that we couldn't be sure that anything would last, and she derided our colour photographs and said to mind and take some black and white shots because we know they do last....well, she was right, and many of the colour photographs taken of our children all those years ago have faded, etc., but the black and white ones are still crisp.

    I'm not suggesting you take black and white photos, but I am suggesting that you print out your photos as well as uploading them to another site. If nothing else you'll have the memories :)

    M
     
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    Yeah. Now you mention it we have found the same thing. I have black & white photos of family that are well over 70 years old and still in good shape while those colour ones we took of our own kids are fading. Well, that's (still) life. I've a file of this lot on an external hard drive.
     
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    I downloaded all of my photofukkit pics early on. Hardly a valuable resource or archive of BB and also nowhere near the original quality, but at least I got them away from the spiteful money grubbers.
     
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    If you do as Mary advises and print-put your photos to create a physical record, make sure you use archival quality materials (not typically found in the home or office setting!) Most home-printed stuff fades in a few years.

    I used to do loads of black white (and some colour) darkroom stuff. If using good materials and technique, silver prints (and most negatives) are very robust. A very subtle selenium toning could also add to the longevity, if memory serves me correctly.

    Happy days up to my elbows in toxic liquids in a tiny, unventilated room... those prints will outlive me!
     
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    Well .... let's see them then :)
     
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    Yeh I'm with Noddy on this, enough lip flapping, pic's!! :D…...please..
     
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    My dad still has all our family negatives and the old projector.
     
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    Still nothing to be done about that, even with the passing of time, wounds healing and the like?
     
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    Just like BB never happened. Well, apart from the PTSD and flashbacks that combine to see me shopping for a Gransfors Bruks and studying timetables to Stafford, but hey, forgive and forget eh? :mob: :ninja:
     
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    Has to be a Gransfors, not a £7.50 hatchet from B&Q? One thing BB did a marvellous job of was educating many in the art of blade snobbery.:rofl:
     
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    He's worth it.....:]
     
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    True, but at the same time it taught me a great deal more than that.
     
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    Of course, that applies to us all. It was a superb, expansive, and expensive education, hence the discontent and grudges at losing the whole thing.
     
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    Yeah, I know. Me too.
     
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