Archive for June, 2012 has been pinned?

Thursday, June 28th, 2012

I was browsing Pinterest at a client’s office recently (it’s a fashion retailer, Pinterest might be important soon, so it was work related), and discovered that yes, people actually use Pinterest. They have pinned several of the photos from the clients web properties, such as the corporate page and it’s sister site, the blog.

And, apparently, some have pinned my own favorite blog topic,  It’s kind of neat. Personally, I reserve the word “awesome” for truly spectacular things… I can only hope that the people who used the word in their pin comment are equally choosy. Pins on Pinterest


You can see the current pins on pinterest. If you like our custom bingo card generator,, please pin us too. Or like us on Facebook. These words… they’re loosing all meaning… let’s hope the next social media phenomenon isn’t called “bonk” or “nuke” or “punch”.

BTW: We passed 1K likes recently! Actually, we’re at 1.1K right now.


Ignore CRC Errors to Copy Damaged Files

Tuesday, June 19th, 2012

As I type this, I am watching a new addition to my utilities toolkit copy damaged files from a hard drive with several bad sectors that is about to be replaced.

Trying to use most programs, like a basic drag and drop in Windows Explorer, or Robocopy, or XCOPY (remember that!) will fail when the filesystem kicks up a CRC error on the file.  I’ve also had this happen with scratched CD’s and DVD’s.

The new in my software toolbox is Unstoppable Copier, a freeware tool available here. I’ve tested it once, and it seems to work as advertised. It did more than Windows Explorer managed to do, at least.

There are also roundabout ways to do this with disk image software that can ignore errors – such as ddrescue – which I’ll be running on this same hard disk soon.