Wednesday, January 31, 2018

I am studying Python in depth now from some eBooks.

There were some eBooks bundled together that a statistician on Twitter told me about. She was trying to match donors with those wanting the books to arrange purchasing the bundles. I afforded the bundle for myself and am now reading two of the books. I am learning right now about Python installs and also development environments and package installation.

Saturday, January 27, 2018

Backing up my laptop

I started to do a back up of my Dell workstation laptop. It is taking a long time because I have so many small Eve Online log files and Ingress notification emails. I really do not need to keep so many copies of these filed.

Monday, January 22, 2018

Email backup files can open in 'new to me' used Mac Mini.

I am able to import emails from more than twenty years ago to the Mac Mini. These were previously imported from backup files of a Mac Performa 580CD computer (A computer I used from 1995 to 1998-1999 that had my first computer mouse.). These mid-nineteen ninety emails were on Zip disk backups of the Performa at one point. I had previously imported these email files to my eMac sometime in the late 2000s. Now generally they are all mbox format files, so will open in a variety of email softwares including Linux email clients.

Now my project becomes loading all the emails I have from the past into the Mac Mini Mail software and then exporting them as one big mbox file. I will test with all the old Performa emails in one mbox file first. Then the challenge will be the Outlook Express files from the early 2000s. I believe I have lost most of my late 1990s emails on an old Windows 95 computer that was wiped. These Outlook email files have mostly already been imported into Mac Mail on the eMac, so this may be simple. Then it is simply a matter of importing more recent Outlook files form 2009 to 2017. I may organize these as one year at a time, mbox files.

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Chosing a computer to record music

I wonder what computer I should use to record music? I am thinking my new used Mac Mini may do this but it seems a very slow machine. I will test it at audio recording. I may install Ardor on this Mac Mini. I do know the Linux computer I have Ubuntu Studio installed on works.

Friday, January 12, 2018

Finally the e-mail store is backed up to the USB key

Finally I moved the copying job from the Dell Vostro which kept over heating to the newer Dell Precision and the files copied over fine and that is done now.

I am now focusing on making a copy of the files on my laptops for a year end back up. I did not actually use a desktop computer at home this past year.

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

I am still struggling to get one copy of my old email storage backed up to to an USB key.

I am working with old email storage on a network drive and using my Dell Vostro to copy the files to a 64GB USB key. These are emails from between 1996 and 2010.

Tuesday, January 09, 2018

Still working on that one copy of the eMac email store to USB key

I am still working on backing up email. I also have to do year end back ups of my current laptops soon.

Sunday, January 07, 2018

I have almost completed one copy of the eMac's email stores.

I am using my Dell Vostro 3350 to copy files from the network backup storage of eMac emails to a USB key. This is almost completed now. This has all of the existing emails from 1995 and 1996 and 1998 from my Mac Performa 580CD.

Saturday, January 06, 2018

I canceled an order for a brand new Mac Mini and am trying to find a used Mac to get my email storage more portable.

I did order a Mac Mini from the local Apple Store but then canceled the order. I am going to next look for a used recent model mac computer and then possible not finding that, I will try to connect my old eMac Apple computer to an external monitor. This means only buying a Mini VGA adapter or find one around my office somewhere.

Friday, January 05, 2018

Getting email files off a broken Apple eMac computer.

My old 2006 eMac computer is broken and the monitor seem to be the broken part. The computer will still boot up. With a little direction and encouragement from my brother, I logged into the Apple eMac computer remotely over my home LAN from an Ubuntu Studio laptop. I am now copying the Library/Mail files off to a network drive. I have done this logging in remotely to a computer with a dead screen, once before for a friend whose computer was broken. A Linux computer is a good option for logging in remotely. Then I simply copy files off the hard drive to a network drive.

Tomorrow I pick up a brand new Mac Mini from the local Apple Store and bring it home and try to load the old emails into the new machine. I then may try to export those old 1995 to 2010 emails to Thunderbird.

Thursday, January 04, 2018

My email backups are almost completed but I have not yet installed Thunderbird

I have email from storage on a network drive now backed up to a USB external drive. I also have started to back up the same storage to a simple USB key or memory stick. Next steps will be trying to import all this Pre-2010 email to Thunderbird email software with on a Linux computer or on a Windows 10 computer.

Monday, January 01, 2018

Email back ups and searching are two email concerns.

I am going to test out loading all my past 22 years of emails into Thunderbird and see if I can convert all the old files to load there. I am also concerned with a quick way of searching old emails.