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Quick Update

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Ok, so, first of all, let me assure you that I have not abandoned this blog. I also feel I should say that I do indeed intend to tell you all the interesting things I've been up to, even if that means writing about things that happened a couple of months ago, but I figure you won't mind too much. I am keeping a personal journal too, so if memory fails me I have a backup, fear not.

Now, excuse time for why I haven't been updating this thing as much as I should. The primary reason is pictures. I assume that you would like very much to see pictures of the things I get up to, which is good because I have hundreds of them (I wont upload them all, I promise) and would very much like to share the choice ones with you. There are however, three major problems I'm running into.
1. The first is that, because of the way the internet works it takes a lot more time to upload pictures than to download them, this is obviously something I had anticipated but it is being severely exacerbated by problems 2 and 3.
2. The exact technical reasons are boring and slightly confusing, but for one reason or another I cannot use the bulk photo uploader on this site with either of my browsers, so I am forced to upload each photo individually, this, in turn wouldn't be so bad but for...
3. The photo navigation software on my netbook is terrible. It is slow, unwieldy and much less user friendly than on Windows. The long and the short of this is that it is very difficult to tell what exactly each photo contains (the previews are tiny) unless I want to spend a good 10 seconds loading up the photo-viewer and scrutinising each one. Ten seconds may not sound like a lot, but try doing it over 100 times and you've got a real time sink on your hands. My last blog entry? It took me about 15 minutes to write the thing and about 45 to upload the half dozen or so photos. It is something I just need to suck up and spend some time doing, but my procrastination kicks in and I get easily distracted.

So, my point? I will get around to doing blog entries and you won't miss out on anything I've been doing, it's just, so far I haven't yet plucked up the courage to wrestle with my photo collection. I have spent the last hour or so reorganising my photos into small sub-folders, which should dramatically increase navigation efficiency. This means that I will get on to delivering high quality content revolving around my year in Canada soon.

Now for a slight update. I have spent the last month or so in Port Alberni, in central Vancouver Island on Avalon Farm. My next plans are to move onto the East coast of the Island for a couple of days and spend some time in Tofino and possibly Ucluelet. Once I am done there I will be returning to Vancouver to (hopefully) catch up with some of the BUNACers who are still in the area.

Until next time.

Posted by jonny-w 13:50 Archived in Canada Tagged update photo_problems

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