Welcome back folks. Today I’m back with another installment in the world of arts and entertainment, namely movies. I’ve been thinking about ways to share movies with people, without borrowing or lending hard drives or USB sticks. I’ve been fortunate enough over the years on my travels to have met lots of like-minded people who have been just as willing to share and swap movies. Usually it’s a quick half an hour loading and unloading memory sticks between laptops and making the trade, but sometimes you get the beautiful opportunity of having a whole day or afternoon gobbling up dozens of films from peoples external hard drives, and as a result I’ve got quite a healthy collection. Now that I’m settled and have no immediate intention of taking off again for a few years I’d like to share all my movies – and music for that matter – to guests and visitors who come and stop by, just as a way to give back really.
I was scouting around on the internet recently looking at various new developments in the entertainment world and it suddenly dawned on me while I was reading something completely unrelated that the solution had been under my nose the whole time, it just simply hadn’t crossed my mind. Somewhere in the house is a box with a bag inside and in the bag is a brand new boxed Apple time capsule. It is this very item that will save the day. It’s basically a high capacity wireless hard drive used for Mac backups but also serves as a network provider. By uploading everything to the time capsule I can choose to share certain folders with the general public, thus making all movies and music available to anyone who’s connected to the network. The movies simply transfer from one hard drive to another wirelessly. I just don’t know why I didn’t think of it before. Anyway, thanks for dropping by folks, until next time..