Ugly Spring, Spring is ugly.

Allergies continue to plague me this season

I’m having a terrible time with allergies this year. My eyes are gooey and I’m sneezing randomly, clogged up … dragging. [Every year things are different, constancy is getting stuffy, that’s my thing.] Dripping, itchy eyes, sneezing, this is that crazy sometimes allergy, but it is what it is, right now it is what I am.

Years ago I did the allergy testing, doctors etc. Seldane, Seldane D, … for a time. I hate taking decongestants all the time. So I dropped off the table of being a scientific experiment for others.

OTC I have Benadryl on hand for nighttime use only. If it’s bad enough I’ll take one tiny pink pill before going to sleep. Minute doses work best for me. Sudafed red pills, 2 is a dose, I take one a day, 1 red pill, maybe another the same day, but not usually. I just need to get the edge moving.  I had Sudafed 12 hour this past couple of years, hubby kept getting it, and through some cold viruses it was good to have around, but for my daily allergy it makes me feel wrong, empty, useless, unmotivated.

Good old Red Sudafed is my friend, my half-dose help at a lighter sinus congestion.

Spring is ugly.

A DVD is not a Blu-ray

Disc, CD, DVD, Blu-ray

These words are not all interchangeable. No. Not at all.

Disc is the first word. It is what each following word is. Saying “disc” means one of those formats, not a specific one though. Disc is an optical disc. [In other computing terms: Disk is a Hard Drive Disk or a Floppy Disk. Disc is also what a vinyl record is, and devolves into other fields not related to computers and data.]


CD is the next word. CD is a disc. Specifically a data disc, an Audio Disc (CD stands for Compact Disc), and sometimes other formats of media, decrepit now. CD for Audio is still going strong.

CD is not the word to use when referring to DVD or Blu-ray video content.


DVD is the next word. DVD is a disc. Specifically a data disc that can hold a lot of information and is primarily the previous generation of Video format that was sold, still is. Movies on DVD were way better than the old tapes (VHS) and this is where people go wrong. DVD is only this format of disc. DVD‘s are quite different from Blu-ray discs.


Blu-ray is the last word. Blu-ray is a massively upgraded disc from the previous generation. It can hold much more data and is able to hold movies in Full HD, 3D, or even now UHD (4K, HDR)

So yes, UHD Blu-ray is the next generation of disc, but closely related to Blu-ray, much more than Blu-ray is related to DVD.


When I read people’s reviews on products, like on Amazon, they say “CD” when talking about either DVD or Blu-ray they purchased. Or they call CD‘s they purchased “DVD” or Blu-ray will be called “DVD“.

I don’t review this very often, if I did I would stick to calling a spade a spade. I do not understand why others can’t call the format out properly.

What is it about calling all disc releases DVD. Many things  are available now, language needs to be updated on many sites, companies, etc.

Syncing Problems Solved

Google Backup & Sync, how did I solve it? Delete my Google Photos Folder in Google Drive.

That’s that.

My Downloads folder is backed up, I can barely stand the fact I lost my freaking Downloads folder when my last SSD died suddenly. I have a weird thing of organizing content in my Downloads folder … CD and Movie covers, and other junk upon junk, precious junk, to me, though.

I’m putting my favorite SLR photos onto Google Drive via Backup & Sync,  just one at a time, Original Quality, I’m trying to figure out what I really want to do with all my photographs. Anyway, I do have Google Drive inserting my Photos into Google Photos.

My recenter phone photos, some are quite good, but my hand curated EOS 7D photos stand out from the crowd.

Also, in Google Photos I can type “7D” and immediately  all my uploaded Drive photos are in view, as well as the couple I manually uploaded to photos here and there.

Of course this means I don’t have my years of mobile photos, as saved in Google Photos on my computer.

Backup & Sync – Issues Still

Well, in the end it didn’t even work out.  For my own sanity, I’ll keep plucking away at this problem…

Let’s be clear though, Google Backup and Sync is “Downloading” these videos and some, or all, of them may or definitely some, are already in that folder (and they are playable. Short phone videos, that’s all they are. Why are they syncing down if they are there? Well once the ridiculous rigmarole fails again, then we shall see what remains and what hairs I can split to make this circus end.

Help sites say, “Manually download” the video. OK, guess what? This file is already in that folder, [compare information, exactly the same everything about them.] It’s already in the folder. Google though, wants to sync it still. Augh!