Restoring SDHC and Compact Flash memory

Sep 28, 2009 in Technology

I meant to write about tools to restore the data from FUBARed SDHC memory cards last year. This week at least a couple of co-workers told me about their SD and micro-SD cards becoming unreadable, possibly due to their computer’s lack of support for the SDHC format.

While this could be true, even though my computer’s built-in SD card reader claimed to support the SDHC format, I encountered similar problems.

In this post I talk about a couple of free and commercial tools that helped me recover lost space when my card reader mysteriously stopped supporting my SDHC card, and recover lost photos from corrupt Compact Flash cards.

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Oh to make that much in a year

Dec 18, 2008 in Personality

Hot on the heels of Trevor Linden’s jersey retirement ceremony, the Vancouver Canucks signed Mats Sundin for a reported $10mil/year (pro-rated for the mid-season start). You know, I’m so glad that when I sign a new contract, the newspapers aren’t obligated to report what the companies pay me. One day they just might pay me $10mil/year. And nobody would ever know!

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Self exposed when the lights go out

Jul 15, 2008 in Personality, Philosophy, Technology

tonychung.ca went down for most of the afternoon on July 14. If you tried to visit my site, or received a message that an email you sent to my address bounced, I sincerely apologize. Since Wordpress 2.6 wasn’t announced until July 15, I can’t even blame the upgrade for the downtime. While I experienced only the mild inconvenience of losing my internet presence, it occurred to me that approximately 4500 people were unable to cook dinner, and hunting frantically for options to prevent their food from going bad inside their refrigerators and freezers.

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Free translation fun for Friday

Jun 27, 2008 in Creativity, Philosophy, Strategy, Technology

Today I received an email from Aopen.com. I must have signed up for an account seven years ago when I registered my AK-73(pro)A motherboard. The problem with this email is that it’s all in Chinese. Even after all these years, I’d remember that I registered in English. I don’t write Chinese. Nor do I speak it, much to my grandmother’s chagrin (rest her soul). Plus, I couldn’t even guess as to where an “unsubscribe” link might be found, as there was nothing in the common sections of the email that even resembled one.

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