Jun 182013

Dropbox Teams is the solution. 


Think about how much you would think about spending in your office for a network file server and or processes to keep your data fresh. Dropbox Teams does all that. $1,500+ on a server, cables, addition redundant hardware, tech guys, etc per year.

Dropbox teams has a solution that seems like it is very nice. I use Dropbox now and just started using Dropbox Teams, which has a compelling   lifetime backup service as part of the teams account, which is $800/year or $16 per seat per year. It allows everyone in your team to have storage local and in the cloud 24/7.

In short, it keeps everyone who you wish to be informed, informed and backed up. All teams accounts come with a backup solution, meaning you can access any backup from the time you started to present.

Let’s say you save or change a file within dropbox and need to roll that back. Dropbox Teams, makes makes versions along the way!, yep even that, so if someone, or even you overwrote a file, you can go back a versions to get it back with a simple recovery process.

Oh, need more space than the 1TB they give you, call them and they will bump it up for free. $800 too much for your group? …. Get the Pro solution and add the backup for less than $4/mo. It beats Cabonite all day long.

Check into it.

More to come…


Jun 012013

I lived on the North Shore of Oahu in the late 70’s for eleven years. For work, I was one of the only guys that could fix anything, aka Bolt Electronics,  with many surf sessions in between. If you were around then, you probably know or have heard that it was labeled as one of the classic Era’s for Big Surf and great and soon to be famous Photographers.Aaron Chang's OM-1

Aaron Chang was on of those guys who always came by our street to visit Denis Pang, and other photographers like, Bruce Hornbaker, Steve Wilkins, Cornel Benson, Bob Barbour, Bernie Baker, Gary Capo, Dan Merkle…yeah…good ole Dan,…with his friggin raft, all were some of the ones I remember that were on top of their surfing photography game.

One day Aaron came into my shop and showed me his only a week-old Olympus OM-1 that would not work anymore. He was truly bummed, those cameras were expensive back then. Like all photography equipment, they get wet and sometimes they can be revived, and I was a pro at equipment revival.

He proceeded to tell me how got it wet and that he carefully rinsed it off and then stuck it in an oven to quick dry it. Being the North Shore, ya gotta understand that most North Shore ovens had 2 temperatures, on and off.

Surprisingly, he only melted the roll winder and I found it was not available by Olympus. Aaron told me  to just keep it or toss it. All these years, I held onto it…. It was one of those pieces of memories that just meant something and I could not toss it.

A few years back I ran into Aaron in the water at Oceanside North side Jetty area in California  and told him about the camera. I am sure he thought I was nuts. I still have it and snagged some Ipad photos of it and thought I would post this for good old times.
Now that Aaron is Da Kine Famous guy and well, Maybe it should be in a Museum or even Aaron might really want it for a keep sake…naaaaaaa or Maybe I should post it on Craig’s List as Memorabilia….


Aaron Chang's OM-1

Aaron Chang's OM-1

Aaron Chang's OM-1


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