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Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 21 Minutes Ago  
All three FA Limiteds to be updated + K-1 Mark II J-Limited 01
Posted By MarkJerling
Replies: 192
Views: 10,756
No, but he did build Model T's in quite a lot of colours, although, for some model years, mostly black. :)
Forum: Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 23 Minutes Ago  
Cheap lens but what mount?
Posted By MarkJerling
Replies: 2
Views: 1
Hi
It looks like Pentax K-mount, also called PK, but it's hard to be sure with an angled photo. Can you photograph it straight on from the rear?
Forum: Welcomes and Introductions 24 Minutes Ago  
Hello from lovely Lübeck, Germany
Posted By MarkJerling
Replies: 2
Views: 3
Welcome to the forum!
Regards,
Mark
:aotearoa:
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 8 Hours Ago  
Lens change
Posted By MarkJerling
Replies: 28
Views: 792
Egypt. Don't change lenses in the desert. Fine, sharp dust as others have said. Also, it's Egypt, so a lot of camera equipment will be a magnet for certain members of the local community. Carry small, carry smart, hold on tight.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 11 Hours Ago  
All three FA Limiteds to be updated + K-1 Mark II J-Limited 01
Posted By MarkJerling
Replies: 192
Views: 10,756
Other than the prism cover thing, those look pretty good to me. I especially like the rubber grip material with the dimpled pattern.
Forum: Pentax K-3 11 Hours Ago  
why I won't buy a k3 (Warning: Satire Thread)
Posted By MarkJerling
Replies: 85,806
Views: 3,460,450
Here, this will help! :D

Forum: Site Suggestions and Help 20 Hours Ago  
Question annoying ad popping up occasionally
Posted By MarkJerling
Replies: 9
Views: 277
I'm unable to reproduce your problem. Can you post a screenshot?
Forum: Pentax K-3 20 Hours Ago  
why I won't buy a k3 (Warning: Satire Thread)
Posted By MarkJerling
Replies: 85,806
Views: 3,460,450
Nah. That will buff right out. :D
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 1 Day Ago  
All three FA Limiteds to be updated + K-1 Mark II J-Limited 01
Posted By MarkJerling
Replies: 192
Views: 10,756
Forum: Weekly Photo Challenges 1 Day Ago  
Weekly Challenge weekly caption contest running until February 26, 2021
Posted By MarkJerling
Replies: 8
Views: 366
OK, so why have we sunk into the bog and you have not?
Forum: General Photography 1 Day Ago  
Looking for an inexpensive (external) backup solution for my laptop
Posted By MarkJerling
Replies: 32
Views: 1,063
Right. Here's what you do:

1. First, you'll see a screen like this, as you already know. On this screen, make sure the drive you want to write the backup to, is unclicked and the drives you want to back up is clicked. Look where I marked in yellow.

When you're happy with those settings, click "Image selected disks on this computer" outlined in red. Don't mind that my drives show red - that's because they're so full. (I need to do a cleanup again) You will likely see all your drive sizes as blue)

2. The software will ask you to "Select Source and image desitnation" The screen should look something like this:

If you're happy with what you see, in the block I marked red, then you click the "next" button that I marked green on this screenshot.

3. Now, the software will give you some options: Whether you want to use a template or not (leave it on "none), and depending on the size of your backup, how many different backups you'd like to keep on this storage device.

Because my backups are so large, I always store only one per backup drive. The options in the blocks I marked red can be changed by you, as you wish. When you're happy, click the "Next " button that I have, again, marked green.

4. Next, the software will confirm what you've asked it to do, on this screen:

If you're happy with your setup, you can click "Finish" which I have marked green on this screenshot.

5. Now, the software will ask you if you'd like to name your backup. You don't have to, you can simply leave it as "My Backup" but I prefer to change it to the model name of the machine I'm backing up so that I can differentiate between different machines backups easily.


6. So, here you can see I have renamed the backup as "HP8760w" and after this, we'll click "OK".

(As always, with computer software, if you don't know what to do, remember to read the screen!) :)

7. As soon as you click "OK" and assuming there's no problems with your settings, you'll see this screen:

The software will show you how it progresses through the different steps. Now, if you're using the machine while all this goes on, it's fine. It will just do the backup a bit slower. So, to continue working without seeing this screen all the time, you can click on "Hide" which I have marked green again, and it will disappear off your desktop. If, however, you're happy for it to do it's thing while you go to bed and check up again on it in the morning, then simply leave it on the desktop.
If you do hide it, then you can get it back by clicking on the "Show Hidden Icons" button, usually located on the bottom right of your taskbar.

One last thing to remember: Macrium should keep your computer "awake", but if it does not, and your computer is set in your power settings to turn off or go to sleep after a certain amount of time, then your backup may pause or, worse case scenario, fail. It pays to set your sleep / power off settings to keep the machine awake while doing backups.
Forum: Travel, Events, and Groups 1 Day Ago  
Kiwi Pentaxians
Posted By MarkJerling
Replies: 17,308
Views: 1,250,951
I gave my daughter my K5 and she puts it to use. When I need a backup, I borrow it back from her. I've not had enough time for photography of late, too many other commitments.
And I seem to keep acquiring SFX and SFXn cameras. LOL
Forum: Pentax K-3 2 Days Ago  
why I won't buy a k3 (Warning: Satire Thread)
Posted By MarkJerling
Replies: 85,806
Views: 3,460,450
That's very well done! Thanks for posting!
Forum: Pentax K-3 2 Days Ago  
why I won't buy a k3 (Warning: Satire Thread)
Posted By MarkJerling
Replies: 85,806
Views: 3,460,450
Pretty sad to hear. I think our drug buying agency (Pharmac) is under a lot of pressure to fund Tagrisso but I'm not sure where it is in the approvals process. Until then, it will cost lots because that's what the drug companies sell it for unless they get a bulk order from Pharmac.
Forum: Pentax K-3 2 Days Ago  
why I won't buy a k3 (Warning: Satire Thread)
Posted By MarkJerling
Replies: 85,806
Views: 3,460,450
Thank you all! Much appreciated.

Busy night with our local Kids Triathlon. (I run the timing system) Yes, it's almost not possible to see that the world is in the midst of a Covid pandemic.
Forum: Pentax K-3 2 Days Ago  
why I won't buy a k3 (Warning: Satire Thread)
Posted By MarkJerling
Replies: 85,806
Views: 3,460,450
Mother 87 and daughter 22 today. As today is a bit of a hectic day and Monday, we all got together yesterday.
Forum: General Photography 2 Days Ago  
Looking for an inexpensive (external) backup solution for my laptop
Posted By MarkJerling
Replies: 32
Views: 1,063
No need to uninstall anything!

Once you have your external harddrive I'll run you through the process (which is easy) to do the backup using Macrium.
I don't have time right now, but I'll do step-by-step screenshots for what you need to do. So, relax, get your external harddrive, and I'll be in touch tomorrow. :)
Forum: General Photography 3 Days Ago  
Looking for an inexpensive (external) backup solution for my laptop
Posted By MarkJerling
Replies: 32
Views: 1,063
The two products are not compatible. Cobian was last updated a fairly long time ago as far as I can tell (correct me if I'm wrong) and, if the website description is correct, it's a file and folder backup system while Macrium Reflect is a complete backup in that it mirrors the entire system, all drives, all files and folders and the operating system. It can be set up to do this while you're working on the same machine and it even backs up files you're working on, like magic.

If you have some catastrophic machine failure then all you need to do is get the same or a new machine up and running and once you restore the backup, you're back where you were before. This means that not only all files and folders are where they are supposed to be but all your software, including the entire operating system (in my case Windows 10) drivers, etc will be restored too. So, no days long process to re-install all your software and fiddling around with your mail settings and trying to get all your e-mails back etc etc. It's all back, so you can carry on working where you left off, usually less than a half a day from when the you know what hit the fan.

If you're "scared" of cloud solutions, then best you have multiple backup drives and best that you always ensure that you rotate those backups and update those backups regularly. Most importantly, make sure that one backup copy is always kept off-site and when I say off-site, you need to make sure that it is so off-site that it will not be affected by a catastrophic failure taking out your machine such as fire, earthquake, flood or theft etc. Of course, it needs to be accessible but securely stored. I always say: You need to backup as regularly as you need to. So, if you're happy to have to re-do a week's work, then back up once a week. If losing a day's work will be a disaster for you, then backup once a day. If you can live with losing a month of your time, then back up monthly. :)

I don't trust myself to do all this lugging and backing up as effectively as needed, so I rely on Onedrive to constantly backup my files and folders to the cloud. That way, in the unlikely event of the aforementioned catastrophic failure, I need only get a similar arrangement of hardware from any vendor up and running and once I've restored the Macrium backup it's like I have my old machine back. Complete with all my icons, backgrounds, system tweaks, emails etc. Once I hook back into Onedrive the system can go and grab all the latest versions of all my files that I've been working on on my phone or on a spare machine and bring those over to my new machine.

As an aside, thanks to cloud computing solutions I can be sitting next to the lake, sipping a cold one and waiting for the fish to bite while Xero accounting software sends my clients statements and invoices due reminders and I can even send an invoice, purchase order or check my tax liability from my phone, anywhere that I have an internet connection or phone connection. I can see who's paid and who has not, who's overdue by how much time and I know, at any given moment, who I owe money to and what bills are due when. At the drop of a hat, I can tell if I'm running at a loss or making a profit and at the push of a button or two, I can compare this week/month/year with any relevant corresponding period in the past. My accountant downloads the Xero reports once a year and checks over the reports and supplies those reports to the tax office once checked. Because it's all good to go, my accounting bill is tiny as the reconciliations etc has all been done, basically the accountant is only checking things, rather than entering and manipulating data.

In short, life's too short to do the same work twice, so I like to make my life as easy as I can. :)
Forum: Pentax K-3 3 Days Ago  
why I won't buy a k3 (Warning: Satire Thread)
Posted By MarkJerling
Replies: 85,806
Views: 3,460,450
Yup. All the same basic engine design. See Rover V8 engine - Wikipedia
The design was originally used in this Rover: Rover P5 - Wikipedia
But became very popular in this model Rover: Rover P6 - Wikipedia

By the time they had upped that design to 3.9l it made its way into the Landrover Discovery.
Eventually the 4.6l version of that engine found it's way into the Range Rover.
Forum: Pentax K-3 5 Days Ago  
why I won't buy a k3 (Warning: Satire Thread)
Posted By MarkJerling
Replies: 85,806
Views: 3,460,450
Yes, Buick derived 3.9l V8i. (The first ones were 3.5l) Not a V6 derivative. Buick experimented with a light alloy V8 but canned the project. Landrover bought the design.
Sold the '57 too, but a few years back now. The '57 had a 272 Y-block. Nothing but modern Fords here now. I sort of miss the '57 but also not. It's nice having an old car but it's also a continuous "thing" that ends up owning you, rather than you owning it. Weird, I know.
Forum: Pentax K-3 5 Days Ago  
why I won't buy a k3 (Warning: Satire Thread)
Posted By MarkJerling
Replies: 85,806
Views: 3,460,450
In other motoring related news: Today is the first day in more than 30 years that there's no vehicle with a V8 at the Jerling household. I feel a bit....... naked.

Landrover sold. So, now it's all Fords here and nothing larger than 4 cylinder 2 litres. Sad day.
Forum: Pentax K-3 5 Days Ago  
why I won't buy a k3 (Warning: Satire Thread)
Posted By MarkJerling
Replies: 85,806
Views: 3,460,450
Dale Earhard.
Dale Earnhardt - Wikipedia

Legend.
Forum: Travel, Events, and Groups 5 Days Ago  
Kiwi Pentaxians
Posted By MarkJerling
Replies: 17,308
Views: 1,250,951
:lol:
Forum: Travel, Events, and Groups 5 Days Ago  
Kiwi Pentaxians
Posted By MarkJerling
Replies: 17,308
Views: 1,250,951
It gets worse. I just did a reverse image search of several other photos on their website, and they're all stolen. :mad:
Forum: General Talk 5 Days Ago  
The Joke Thread
Posted By MarkJerling
Replies: 3,738
Views: 307,954
Apologies if this has been posted before.

The first applicant of the day at the Pearly Gates explains that his last day was not a good one.

"I came home early and found my wife lying naked in bed. She claimed she had just got out of the shower. Well, her hair was dry and I checked the shower and it was completely dry too. I knew she was into some hanky-panky and I began to look for her lover. I went onto the balcony of our 9th-floor apartment and found the guy clinging to the rail by his fingertips.

I was so angry that I began bashing his fingers with a flower pot. He let go and fell, but his fall was broken by some awnings and bushes. On seeing he was still alive I found superhuman strength to drag our antique cedar chest to the balcony and throw it over. It hit the man and killed him. At this point the stress got to me and I suffered a massive heart attack and died.”

Saint Peter thanked him for his story and sent him on to the waiting room.

The second applicant said that his last day was his worst. "I was on the roof of an apartment-building working on the AC equipment and I stumbled over my tools and toppled off the building. I managed to grab onto the balcony rail of a 9th-floor apartment but some idiot came rushing out on the balcony and bashed my hands with a flower pot. I fell but hit some awnings and bushes and survived, but as I looked up I saw a huge chest falling toward me. I tried to crawl out of the way but failed and was hit and killed by the chest.”

Saint Peter couldn't help but chuckle as he directs the man to the waiting room. Saint Peter is still chuckling when his third customer of the day enters. He apologizes and says, "I doubt that your last day was as interesting as
the two fellows that arrived here just before you.”

“I don't know," replies the man. "Picture this, I'm naked, hiding in this cedar chest...”
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