Well I've been busy, not taking too many pictures, but sorting out my new viewing system. The concept is great, I'm using HP thin client computers to view web galleries created by one normal computer and stored on a second normal computer.
The idea is that thin clients are very small and thus easy to transport and need very little power which keeps my overall power needs as low as possible. There have, I regret to say, been a number of problems, mainly due to PC-One which imports the images and drives the printer failing to recognise PC-Two and thus storing the photos becomes impossible. I believe that I've got around the problem by completely disabling the firewall. Yes I know that in theory that is dangerous, but since none of the units is connected to the internet, I can't see it being a problem unless of course Will or my cameras has a virus in them.
Yesterday was the third time that we've used the system and the second time of using thin clients, (the first time we used three full size computers), and I have to say that it worked well.
So what photos have I taken since the last update.
13/10/13 - Tadley & District Riding Club's championship dressage show, we were due to do two rings, but the rain was so heavy that we just covered the indoor one.
20/10/13 - Enborne Equestrian Centre - a small show which I confess did not really go well, partly due to the lack of numbers, my guess is that although there were a number of classes, the total number of riders was less than 20, and thus print sales were low.
27/10/13 - A disaster, we got there set up the computers and then we had a major failure with the BIOS on PC-One failing, although we could have stayed, we could not show any images and thus we came home, lots of miles with no income.
03/11/13 - Hursley & Hambledon Hunt Hunter Trial, we had a few minor computer problems which I managed to solve by rewriting the index page using windows notepad, we were delayed by this, but the images look good and sales, although down on what had I hoped, were reasonable on the day and during the following week very reasonable.
10/11/13 - Bookham Riding Club dressage at Parwood Equestrian Centre - The computers behaved themselves, I got lots of shots, and we made some sales, and best of all it was close to home.
Next week I'm actually in Claygate, if it were not for the amount of kit that I need I'd walk there.