June 14th, 2015

marcus 2013

Weird problem with Nikon ViewNX 2 software

I use Nikon's ViewNX 2 software to store and keep track of my photos.

Today I discovered that a lot of the thumbnails now point to completely different photos - e.g. I click on a picture of the Albert Hall and it links to a picture of a box of zip disks. I can find the real pictures by looking into the directories the program uses, I think, but it's a PITA.

I suspect that whatever it uses to keep track of thumbnails and the real files has got out of whack somehow. Anyone know how to fix it? Or got a good recommendation for a replacement that won't cost an arm and a leg?

later - Panic over - there's a "clear cache" option for the software that fixed it.
marcus 2013

More Ebay tat

I've decided to sell off the Aiptek 3D camera - just not really very keen on it, and I don't seem to support 3D as well as I used to thanks to the retinal creases in my left eye - and some other stuff including a media player, an NAS media server, and the iPaq I picked up last week.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/marcusrowland0/m.html?item=131530668716&ssPageName=STRK%3AMESELX%3AIT&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2562

And if anyone wants to play with 3D photography REALLY cheaply I just found this on eBay

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/vtech-kidizoom-3D-camera-/281722822925?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_3&hash=item4197fd210d
marcus 2013

Anyone got a 5.25" floppy drive?

While going through a drawer I found Dragonstrike, the old AD&D dragon flight simulator program, on four floppies. I have no idea if they're still usable, of course.

There are some stat cards in there for various opponents, and I suspect that it actually has some collectible value.

The computer specification is interesting:

PCs, XT, AT, PS2s and Tandy 1000 system
Recommended for 6 Mhz PCs and faster
512kb RAM, CGA, EGA, TGA, VGA/MCGA
Supports Adlib sound board

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DragonStrike_%28video_game%29

Looks like you can play it on line free at the internet archive, I'll have to give it a try.