Day 14 - More computer problems!!
31 januari 2012 

Day 14 - More computer problems!!

Again this morning there was a problem with the back-ups. It seems like the computer did not see the firewire bus and suddenly froze. Rich uses an older Powermac G5, and I think it is just dying. I really hope that it will make it at least through to the end of our project…. Finally after a hard reboot it started back-upping. But after 15 minutes of copying the files it suddenly stopped again. What?? I had to reboot the computer again and tried to start the back up again, only with no success. After some troubleshooting it seemed that the new drive was causing the problem, and I had to take it back to the store.
While Rich was working on our music I went back to the Apple Store in Pasadena with the studio assistant Jeff. Luckily they had enough of these drives in stock, so I bought an extra drive to be sure and we raced back and at the end of the day I started the back up again. This time triple backups (one drive of Rich, two of mine). All went well with the back-ups, but we lost almost a day of work because of these problems.
All in all these computer problems have cost us about three days of work, so we really need to hurry up. I might even have to let the label know that I won’t make the deadline. That would be a problem, as they said that if we don’t make the deadline, we will look at a september release. That is way too late, so we really want to get this music released asap!
But forst thing’s first. It’s nearly 02:30 am so I need to get some sleep. Rich will be in early tomorrow, as he will have only a half day to work on our CD as other clients will come in.

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I am drummer of the Dutch post-prog band Dilemma ( and drummer and founder of the progressive rock/metal band Affector ( As a musician I made a name in the progressive rock scene as drummer, bandleader and tour manager of the progressive rock legend Neal Morse (Transatlantic / Flying Colors / ex-Spock’s Beard). With him and a lot of other acts, I toured the world and recorded many best-selling CD's. I own a music studio and label, where I record, produce and release my own music and other bands & artists. Next to being a musician, I am an entrepreneur since the age of 19. I started 4 businesses. My main company is Novae Popschool ( A modern music school with multiple locations throughout The Netherlands. As musician, producer, teacher, author and entrepreneur I work with a mission: "I help musicians create and develop their own musical singularity, through which they will have a more successful and more fulfilling life. It is my mission to contribute to a more socially, loving and caring society through the power of music and modern music education. Rock on!
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