I was invited to go to Salisbury a few days ago to give a talk and while I was on my way there I thought I’d call into Stonehenge which is nearby. I took a few shots in infrared and straight photography and this was just a straight shot of a group of French students leaving the area. I like the sweep of the design.
Sometimes we do things with a sense of foreboding – it will end in disaster, tomorrow evening I’m doing a new talk called “The digital monochrome print” down in Kingsbridge in Devon. I don’t use my laptop very often so I was just checking things out in preparation for tomorrow’s talk, I found that the hard drive was rather full and there was a lot of unused software which could be uninstalled.
I successfully uninstalled a very old version of Photoshop CS 2 which I never use, and also found a version of Lightroom 3 which I don’t use. So in my naivety I thought that there would not be any problems with uninstalling Lightroom 3, how wrong I was. So I very carefully only selected Lightroom 3 to be uninstalled.
I then proceeded to try and open Lightroom 4 and after a lot of swearing and cursing I found that the uninstall process had removed the exe file for Lightroom 4 as well. Having tried to restore back to state where everything was fine twice – that did not work.
As I am in the fortunate position of owning the discs for Lightroom 4 for I thought I would repairer from the desk on the fourth attempt the CD ROM reader actually read the disc and reinstalled the exe file and hence everything was fine.
So a word to the wise, the day before a new presentation isn’t a good time to uninstall software. It also begs the question how is it possible to uninstall an exe file for a program you didn’t even select, the reason I think is that there are common files between both programs and I was not been given the option to do want to retain common files they were just deleted which is not exactly useful for the paying customer’s blood pressure.
A big hello to all the new followers of my little blog this week.
(c) Andy Beel FRPS 2013