Progress on CES Show Report

Estimated completion date is still well within 2009… ๐Ÿ™‚

First some background.

There are over 5300, 75GB of photos.

On Thursday evening during the show it became apparent that my laptop’s disk disk not have enough room for the photos that were coming in each evening.

So I started archiving them on to DVD and deleting them off the disk to make more room.

It later, Saturday night, it became apparent that I did not have enough DVDs [only brought 10] to archive all the photos. So Neli dashed me to Frys – took me about 20 minutes to get there and back I think with her driving like a crazy woman ๐Ÿ™‚ and picked up a FreeAgent 500GB hard disk.

Ahhhh, disk space. ๐Ÿ™‚

Antoher thing that happened Thursday evening is that I found I only had Photoshop Elements 3 on the laptop. 3 doesn’t open Canon RAW files, which for this camera, the 5D, really makes a difference [RAW files look a lot clearer]. So Thursday night at the Alexis Park, I bought and downloaded Photoshop Elements 7 from Adobe.

At over 500MB.

I did a double take, and tried it again. A triple take. Still over 500MB.

So I set that download off and went to bed. Hopefully it didn’t slow down the Alexis Park network down too much. It was pretty late.

I got to use Elements 7 for the 2nd and 3rd day of the dailies. And, since copying all those photos on to 25 DVDs would be a royal pain, Neli’s idea – which I am using – is just to archive them onto the little wallet-sized 500GB disk itself. The cost is a little more, $100 versus $15.

So here we are now. Today.

Almost done with the photos first wing of floor 29.

When all is said and done, it will take 100 hours to Photoshop the 5300 photos, ending up with maybe 2000, and about a week to post them and add comments on about 1000 or so pages on Spintricity.

So, now you see why, even though I would like to add comments on every page, that would be the same as writing a small novel in 3 weeks [along with all the photo processing].

However, because this show report is more of an archival document than past reports, which are more so than other reports out there, we can continually add content to the room – and you will likely see other people-with-ears post their comments next to mine on some of these rooms as well.


Hope to have the pages for the 1st Wing of the 29th up sometime late tomorrow.