How to “Clean” a Flash Drive, SD Card, or Internal Drive to Fix Partition and Capacity Problems

The instructions on this site were invaluable to help me fix a USB drive that had multiple partitions and was no longer usable in Windows.

If your USB flash drive, SD card, or another drive isn’t working quite right, “cleaning” the drive and removing its partitions is one possible solution. This can fix problems with a drive that can’t be formatted or one that shows the wrong capacity.

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Motorcycle Ride in El Salvador, March 2016

Just for fun, I attached a GoPro camera to the handlebar of the Kawasaki KLX 250 I was renting from Moto Tour El Salvador back in March 2016 and set it to take pictures every 10 seconds. With the roads and trails being so rough I was amazed at the photos the camera captured. The quality of the photos clearly isn’t the equal of anything even a point-and-shoot could have taken, but I think they do a great job of capturing the adventure of the ride. Continue reading “Motorcycle Ride in El Salvador, March 2016”

HandBrake News: Version 1.0.0 Released

This has always been my go-to program for converting DVDs or video files to MP4. I’m glad to see it’s finally graduated to version 1.0!

“After more than 13 years of development, the HandBrake Team is delighted to present HandBrake 1.0.0. Thank you to all of our many contributors over the years for making HandBrake what it is today. We again remind everyone that the HandBrake website is the only official source for HandBrake. Downloads are not mirrored on any third-party services, excepting the Linux PPA. For more information on downloading and installing HandBrake safely, please read Where to get HandBrake.”

Source: HandBrake: News

BDSS Yearbook Picture Submission

For those of you at BDSS that would prefer to send yearbook pictures to the yearbook committee online, I’ve created a form that makes it easy:

(those are capital o’s, not zeroes)

The form should work nicely from your cell phone, so you don’t have to wait until you’ve transferred the pictures to your computer to get them to us. I would recommend bookmarking the form so you can get back to it easily.

Note that you’ll have to be logged into your DSBN Google account to access it.

Email Lists

Following are the email lists I have set up for teachers in Ontario. If you are a member of one of these email lists, please see the guidelines below.

Technological Education (Secondary)

Other

Mail List Guidelines

  • Always use a relevant subject line for the topic.
  • When changing topics, change the subject line.
  • When replying to a digest format email, reply using the provided web link so the subject line stays the same.
  • Please be mindful that you are replying to everyone on the mail list. Keep the emails supportive in nature and professional.
  • Do not attach documents. Instead, upload the document to your Google Drive account and share from there.

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