Most of us have heard of software bugs. They're certainly making their presence known around here this weekend, but more on that later. First, here are a couple of species of natural bugs.
There are about five hundred known species of Gerridae, commonly known as Water Striders. Our little friend here, let's call her Gerri, has very, very fine hairs on her legs, so fine that they create a water barrier. And speaking of legs, she really has six of them. Those little things in the front that look like feelers? Yep, they're legs too. Gerri was moving in spurts, making her a real challenge to photo while I balanced on rocks in the water.
It's amazing what I run across when I simply sit and look around--that is in comparison to trekking along for miles. On plants growing up out of the water near the shoreline I found a bunch of these beetles, species unknown. They appear to be feasting on the plants and mating up a storm. Rather party animals, aren't they?
Okay, now for my bugs. After noticing yesterday that hard drive space was frighteningly low, I decided to jump over to my desktop system. It was originally set up as a software-based music studio that fell into disuse when I joined a band. I wiped out all the music files, leaving about 500 GB free for photos. Excellent! That will keep me going for some time. Only thing is that my Photoshop upgrade absolutely refuses to accept my serial numbers for Elements. This stuff can drive me screaming nuts.
So, for now I'll run Photoshop in demo mode--I have thirty days to resolve this with Adobe. And at this moment, my little external hard drive that I use to back up all my photos and blog archives from my laptop is diligently uploading all to the new Nuncketest processing home.
So, it ain't pretty, but it'll work for now, and that's all that counts. No downtime!
And in closing, to my readers who are mothers, here's wishing you a Happy Mother's Day!