Picture me whacking myself on the forehead. Got that image in mind? Okay. Whack.
I just realized instead of asking for another port replicator, and returning the old / new one, I should have asked for something I don’t already have. That would make up for the memory chip aggravation and then I wouldn’t have to return anything. I have been plotting to buy a DVD recorder. Everyone needs a DVD recorder, right? Especially people who mess around with multi-GB digital images. My new laptop has a DVD drive which is a CD recorder, but it needs a DVD recorder.
Okay, so a DVD recorder is $300. This is more than the port replicator ($200) but less than the 1GB memory chip ($500). Do I dare ask for this? After they’ve already agreed to send a port replicator? After they’ve probably already ordered a port replicator?
What will I do?
I did it. You knew I would ;) Stay tuned.
Email received from my friend at HP:
I have obtained the part # for the drive:
I am going to order the drive today.
Wow, unbelievable. Of course much can still go wrong, but much has already gone right. Excellent.
Stay tuned :)
Memory arrived today. Plugged it in. Woo Hoo 1.5GB.
Since Windows uses about 200MB just sitting around, this is really an increase from 300MB to 1200MB. Lovin’ it.
Of course I immediately launched ImageScope, set the cache size to 1GB, loaded my trusty Weinberg_A_40X slide, and ran a Positive Pixel Count on the entire image. Think of it as the Aperio CPU and Memory test :|) The full power of AAF is unveiled…
Nothing bad to report, sorry. But stay tuned…
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