Working the problem. Is it because my flash drive is Mac-formatted? I PC-reformatted it and tried again. Nope. Is it because my pictures are nested in folders, instead at the top level? Testing that theory shortly.
What is annoying, however, is how customers are on their own if they have issues such as this one. Staffers lack the training to render even elementary tech assistance. I am screwed.
Is it any wonder the photo print is dead?
- The St. Paul Pioneer Pressconsumer-technology reporter and blogger, present
- Minneapolis Star Tribuneintern
- Chicago Reporterreporter
345 Cedar St., St. Paul, MN 55101 U.S.A.
I’ve had a lifelong fascination with technology, and I’ve been a journalist all my life — starting with my cute little articles for my grade-school newspaper, “La Flama,” in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
So, in a way, I’m one of the luckiest persons alive: I work as a technology journalist.
Today, I cover consumer technology for for TwinCities.com, a MediaNews Group and Digital First Media property, and its St. Paul Pioneer Press dead-tree counterpart.
I also write books on occasion.
My third, recently released book, The Mobile Writer, is aimed at those who want to be productive on mobile devices (such as iPads and Android tablets) but don’t know how to get started. The book is a tech-gear and how-to guide for those wanting to get real writing done on ultraportable computing gadgets, but confused about their many hardware and software options.
Buy The Mobile Writer here.
I make frequent appearances on local and national TV-news broadcasts, radio programs and technology podcasts. This blog has archived video or audio of most such media appearances.
I speak with some regularity about journalism, technology and social media (and how the three intersect). A number of such engagements are archived here in video or audio form.
I’m a nerd (in the sci-fi-fanatic and tech-enthusiast senses of the word). I love to merengue, make sushi and brew that perfect cup of café (watch me rave about my favorite coffeemaker).
A native of Quito, Ecuador, I spent most of my childhood in San Juan and wear the “boricua” badge with pride.
I live with my wife and son in St. Paul, Minn., where I sometimes grumble about the non-tropical climate but love to strap on a snowboard.
- Colegio Espíritu Santo in Hato Rey, Puerto Rico; St. John's University in Collegeville, Minn.; University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
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