My Documents

So, I'm searching my home network, looking for the documents/stories that I wrote while I was on the road for the last 28 years or so.

Right now, it looks like I've found some pretty good documents from when I was working in Idaho and Tennessee back in 2006.

s:\Lacie\old_laptop\My Documents

Then, I was trying to find a place to store them on my local computer. And I'm looking in My Documents, and I see a folder called "My Stories" and I'm like...yeah...that's what I should call it. Only to realize that the folder was already there, and filled with many of my old diatribes from projects long ago.

C:\Users\Rob\Documents\My Stories

Like, it already has "Tennessee Stories" in it, which I like.

So, these seem like the documents I might be interested in:
Tennessee Stories (2006)
The Trees of Misconsin
The Trick to Living in a Motel (2011)
Burning Bridges (3.1)

When I got back from Peru the first time was when I wrote the book Killing Strangers. That was 11 years ago in 2007. Then, my second trip to Peru was 10 years later in 2017/2018.

Now, I see another similar folder. But these documents go WAY back. Back into 1995:

\\WDSHARESPACE\Public\_Terastation\My Documents\_My Stories


Posted by Rob Kiser on December 11, 2018 at 8:30 PM : Comments (0) | Permalink

Organizing Documents

I'm trying to organize some of my older documents. Right now, I'm searching for any word documents created in 2006 using Windows Explorer with the following search filter:

*.doc datecreated:‎1/‎1/‎2006-12/31/2006

OK. I gave up on that and just searched my T drive for word documents. I did find one called "Tennessee Stories", which is sort of what I was looking for.

I'm sort of wondering where my "Killing Strangers" documents went. I think I'll just search my whole network for *.doc and see if I can track some of these stories down.


Posted by Rob Kiser on December 11, 2018 at 12:14 AM : Comments (0) | Permalink

Consolidating Photos - 2012

So, I searched for photos on the w: drive that have date_taken in 2012. Now, I'll start moving these images over to the s: drive.

__Jen(W:\My Pictures) w:\My Pictures\__Jen
__Jen2(w:\My Pictures) w:\My Pictures\__Jen2
_2012(W:\My Pictures) w:\My Pictures\_2012
_input(W:\_old_laptop\My Documents\My Pictures\2012) w:\_old_laptop\My Documents\My Pictures\2012\_input
_temp(W:\_old_laptop\My Documents\My Pictures\2012) w:\_old_laptop\My Documents\My Pictures\2012\_temp
01(W:\My Pictures\_2012) w:\My Pictures\_2012\01
02(W:\My Pictures\_2012) w:\My Pictures\_2012\02
03(W:\My Pictures\_2012) w:\My Pictures\_2012\03
04(W:\My Pictures\_2012) w:\My Pictures\_2012\04
05(W:\My Pictures\_2012) w:\My Pictures\_2012\05
06(W:\My Pictures\_2012) w:\My Pictures\_2012\06
06_MS(W:\_old_laptop\photos) w:\_old_laptop\photos\06_MS
06_MS(W:\My Pictures\_2012) w:\My Pictures\_2012\06_MS
06_MS(W:\My Pictures\_2012\06) w:\My Pictures\_2012\06\06_MS
06_NXNW(W:\_old_laptop\photos) w:\_old_laptop\photos\06_NXNW
06_NXNW(W:\My Pictures\2012\06) w:\My Pictures\2012\06\06_NXNW
07(W:\_old_laptop\My Documents\My Pictures\2012) w:\_old_laptop\My Documents\My Pictures\2012\07
07(W:\My Pictures\_2012) w:\My Pictures\_2012\07
08(W:\_old_laptop\My Documents\My Pictures\2012) w:\_old_laptop\My Documents\My Pictures\2012\08
08(W:\My Pictures\_2012) w:\My Pictures\_2012\08
08_iPhone(W:\My Pictures\_2013) w:\My Pictures\_2013\08_iPhone
08_MS(W:\My Pictures\_2012) w:\My Pictures\_2012\08_MS
09(W:\My Pictures\_2012) w:\My Pictures\_2012\09
10(W:\My Pictures\_2012) w:\My Pictures\_2012\10
11(W:\My Pictures\_2012) w:\My Pictures\_2012\11
12(W:\My Pictures\_2012) w:\My Pictures\_2012\12
2012(W:\_Terastation\Inetpub\wwwroot) w:\_Terastation\Inetpub\wwwroot\2012
animals(W:\My Pictures) w:\My Pictures\animals
best(W:\My Pictures\_2012) w:\My Pictures\_2012\best
best(W:\My Pictures\_2012\01) w:\My Pictures\_2012\01\best
best(W:\My Pictures\_2012\02) w:\My Pictures\_2012\02\best
best(W:\My Pictures\_2012\03) w:\My Pictures\_2012\03\best
best(W:\My Pictures\_2012\04) w:\My Pictures\_2012\04\best
best(W:\My Pictures\_2012\09) w:\My Pictures\_2012\09\best
Carrie(W:\_old_laptop\My Documents\My Pictures\2012\07) w:\_old_laptop\My Documents\My Pictures\2012\07\Carrie
Carrie(W:\My Pictures\_2012) w:\My Pictures\_2012\Carrie
cat(W:\My Pictures\_2012\02) w:\My Pictures\_2012\02\cat
homecoming(W:\My Pictures\_2012\09) w:\My Pictures\_2012\09\homecoming
images2012(W:\_Terastation\Inetpub\wwwroot) w:\_Terastation\Inetpub\wwwroot\images2012
ipad(W:\My Pictures\_2012) w:\My Pictures\_2012\ipad
iphone(W:\My Pictures\_2012) w:\My Pictures\_2012\iphone
iphone(W:\My Pictures\_2012\01) w:\My Pictures\_2012\iphone\01
iphone(W:\My Pictures\_2012\02) w:\My Pictures\_2012\iphone\02
iphone(W:\My Pictures\_2012\04) w:\My Pictures\_2012\iphone\04
iPhone(W:\My Pictures\_2013) w:\My Pictures\_2013\iPhone
iphone_jen_040712(W:\My Pictures\_2012) w:\My Pictures\_2012\iphone_jen_040712
iphone3-7(W:\My Pictures\_2012) w:\My Pictures\_2012\iphone3-7
lauren(W:\_old_laptop\My Documents\My Pictures\2012\07) w:\_old_laptop\My Documents\My Pictures\2012\07
NXNW(W:\_old_laptop\My Documents\My Pictures\2012\06_NXNW) w:\_old_laptop\My Documents\My Pictures\2012\06_NXNW\NXNW
NXNW(W:\_old_laptop\photos\06_NXNW) w:\_old_laptop\photos\06_NXNW\NXNW
NXNW2(W:\_old_laptop\photos\06_NXNW) w:\_old_laptop\photos\06_NXNW\NXNW2
Pismo2012(W:\My Pictures\_2012\05) w:\My Pictures\_2012\05\Pismo2012
SF(W:\My Pictures\_2012\02) w:\My Pictures\_2012\02\SF
softball(W:\My Pictures\_2012\09) w:\My Pictures\_2012\09\softball
temp(W:\old_laptop) w:\old_laptop\temp
W:\ w:\
wwwroot(W:\_Terastation\Inetpub) w:\_Terastation\Inetpub\wwwroot

Continue reading "Consolidating Photos - 2012"


Posted by Rob Kiser on December 8, 2018 at 9:06 PM : Comments (0) | Permalink

2004 BMW X3

Page 90 of Owner's Manual.

Use 5W-30 winter time.
Full synthetic.
6.6 quarts or 6.2 liters

Oil filter Fram extra guard ch8081

17mm wrench to open drain plug.


Posted by Rob Kiser on December 7, 2018 at 2:51 PM : Comments (0) | Permalink

Stockton Project

I'm trying to find all of my photos from when I was in Stockton.

I think I was in Stockton on the following dates:
2011\12\6 - 2011\12\13
2011\12\16 - 2011\12\23
2011\12\24 - Mississippi

But it's difficult because my photos aren't organized as well as they should be.
The photos should be at the following location, in theory:

But these folders don't exist. So, instead I have to sort of root around on the other drives to see if I can find the photos from those dates.

Now, I'm searching the W drive for .jpg files where the photo date taken is from 12/6/2011 - 12/23/2011.


W:\My Pictures\_2011\12\December

W:\My Pictures\_2011\2011\12 (these photos are dated 2011/12/23).
W:\My Pictures\_2011\2011\12

not this one: W:\My Pictures\_2011\11\111121-192746_73605.jpg thru

I found my client list at w:\goinglive.

OK. Searching the w:\ drive for for .jpg files where the photo datetaken is from 12/6/2011 - 12/23/2011. [*.jpg datetaken:‎12/‎6/‎2011 .. ‎12/‎23/‎2011]

Here's what I see:

W:\My Pictures\_2012\01\best
W:\My Pictures\_2012\01\iPhone
W:\My Pictures\_2012\02\iphone
W:\My Pictures\_2012\iPad

Most of these were shot with an iPhone 4s. I think 3 of them were taken with a Canon EOS 50D.

OK. Here we go...Canon EOS 20D photos are located at:

W:\My Pictures\_2011\from desktop\2011\620CANON (datetaken is 12/23/2011).
W:\My Pictures\_2011\iPhone
W:\My Pictures\_2011\12\December (some of these pictures are Jen/Hannah in NYC: date taken = 12\16\2011)

OK. Here's some more. Canon EOS 50D. And the file naming looks good on these. These are the best so far that I've found of the Stockton photos.

W:\My Pictures\_2011\2011\111223-125936_76834.jpg (etc).

Yes. Jackpot. This is exactly what I wanted. Now, I look at 2012 photos.

W:\My Pictures\_2012\01\


So, one of the main reasons I did this search is so that I could determine which directories were hiding my photos from this era. Like, normally, I expect to see all of my photos on the S:\ drive under a folder of the current year, like say:

But that folder doesn't exist for whatever reason. So, instead, I'm sort of kicking around on the W drive looking for photos. And, make no mistake, the W:\ drive is a mess. So, maybe once I find what I'm looking for, I'll move it over to the S:\ drive and create S:\_2011.

I'm going to start looking at W:\My Pictures\_2012

W:\My Pictures\_2012\01 So, now that I see my photos from 2012, I see that I was, in fact, in SF on 1/1/2012. Interesting. Looks like I was only there two days. 12/01/01 - 12/01/02.

OK. So, I've got to consolidate these photos or I'll lose my mind. My general approach is going to be to move photos from the W drive to the S drive. So, we'll start like this:

Moving from:
W:\My Pictures\_2011\*.* to S:\_2011 (116,000 items 316 gig). About 1 day remaining.

OK. The move failed, for whatever reason. So, I created a shorcut to it.

So, s:\_2011 has a shortcut to W:\My Pictures\_2011.


Posted by Rob Kiser on December 5, 2018 at 1:01 AM : Comments (0) | Permalink

Hyundai Elantra in the Snow

I just drove my new 2013 Hyundai Elantra for the first time in the snow. I was so disappointed to find that it was the worst car I have ever driven in the snow in 35 years. It would not go up any type of hill. At one point I got stuck on the road (not a steep hill but only a slope) and the other cars had to drive around me. I have never had a car with traction control but I would think it would be able to navigate snow covered roads better than even my rear wheel drive car without traction control. But my Elantra did not. I do not have snow tires but I have never had snow tires on any of my cars in 35 years. I would never recommend this car to anyone who lives in an area where it snows and there are hills. After only 2 months of driving the car I am thinking of trading it in for something else. In addition the gas millage on this car is very bad. I have been getting only about 24 to 25 mpg combined driving. I my opinion, this is the worst car I have ever purchased. I would not recommend it.


Posted by Rob Kiser on November 30, 2018 at 6:20 PM : Comments (0) | Permalink