This is the blog of an artist who uses the pseudonym Wildebeest. There are no drawings or pictures of actual wildebeests here.
This blog is NSFW, and is not intended for children.

Or, for that matter, most adults.

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Cam's Archives 013

This finishes out the files I currently have access to. I've gotten some excellent advice on how to try to solve the hard drive issue and will be endeavoring to repair the situation as soon as I can. There may be an interruption of a couple of weeks, mostly because I have finals coming up and will be hard pressed by them until mid May. Middle aged and back in school, yeah. But as soon as I possibly can I'll work to remedy the issues I've been having with the screwy external drive and get back to posting Cam's work. Cross your fingers!

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Cam's Archives 010

It occurs to me that I've been posting material that has already been posted on this blog. Not some, but all of it. At least I think so.

 Which brings up an issue.

I wrote on an earlier entry that I had backed up Cam's archives on the cloud. Actually, I had just begun the process when I wrote that premature announcement. I began another back up session soon after that blog entry and discovered that the hard drive that contained his archive was not findable on my computer. I tried the other Macs in my house and had the same result. Nothing. I checked RAID and it told me that both discs in the hard drive were present and healthy. I can still open one disc, the one that contained his reference material that he bequeathed to me, but not the one with his artwork. I think the data is still there, at least I'm going on that assumption. The drive doesn't act like there's a problem, after all.

Researching this I may be able to reach the hard drive with some rescue software that is a bit expensive for me right now. As soon as I can manage it, I'll get the software and try to contact the drive. Taking this to a data rescue company is currently out of my reach as well. I'd do it if I could, believe me. I'm terribly upset about this situation.

Until I can get the software I'll keep posting from the file that made it to the cloud, which is the source of my posts for the last two months. It may be that this is where he or I put files that had  been posted on the blog for the sake of keeping track. Hopefully this won't take too long.

If anyone has any experience or expertise with peripheral hard drives, please advise me at If there is shareware worth anything that I might try then let me know.

I ask your patience on this matter.