November 10, 2011 2

Problem Fix: iPhoto still shows already imported photos from iPhone: Explantation & Solution!

By in iPhone, Technology, Tips

One of the many joys of having an iPhone is always having a pretty decent digital camera on me at all times (aside from low light situations…i can’t wait for the iphone that has good night time photo taking abilities!).  Since I got my first iPhone in 2008, I have been snapping away and documenting my life in photos.  The whole time I’ve used iPhoto to manage my photos – both the importing and on computer viewing/sorting of my photos.  iPhoto does this thing after it executes an import of photos where it asks you if you want to delete the photos from your iPhone.  Up until now, I’ve always said ‘no’ because I enjoy having my photos on my iPhone at all times – all 6, 968 of them.  The one annoyance that I’ve had is that every once in a while, iPhoto won’t recognize the fact that I’ve imported a big chunk of photos so when i check the “Hide photos already imported” box it still shows the photos in the import window.  This is annoying and makes it a little more bothersome to tell when a photo on your phone needs to be imported or not.  I did some searching online to find an answer to how to fix this and finally realized after doing research what the problem was.  The problem is that this is most likely a bug and there is no real fix for iPhoto every once in a while thinking there are some photos in your Camera Roll that haven’t been imported yet even though they have.  The solution though is actually to start using the Camera Roll the way it was designed.  So it turns out that even after you delete your photos from Camera Roll after import, they still exist in your Photo Library album as long as you sync your photos to your iphone!  Clearing out your Camera Roll also greatly improves syncing performance so there are lotsa benefits to doing this.

Get that?  The fix is to delete all the photos from your camera roll after import.  You won’t have to deal with seeing duplicates again. They’ll still be on your phone after syncing photos from your library.

The caveat is if you take a lot of videos on your iphone, you probably don’t want to store those on your your phone since they will take a ton of room.  There is an option to not sync videos.  If you think you want to have access to some videos on your phone, definitely keep those in your Camera Roll…

Hope this helps!

EDIT: If you are like me and didn’t click Delete Orginials after every import, you’ve probably realized by now that iPhoto doesn’t give you a way to select all camera roll photos and delete them.  You can do it one by one in iPhoto but the easier way to batch delete is to use the Mac Program “Image Capture”.  This program allows you to easily select all photos on your iPhone and delete.  Woo!


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November 9, 2011 0

A php script to reformat email addresses to remove quotes and carrots

By in Coding, Technology, Tips

Tweet “Your Name” <>       😛   I am in the middle of writing a script that takes in emails and saves its content to a database.  The location in the database depends on who the sender is which I determine from their email address.  The problem is sometimes the email address in a header more […]

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October 21, 2011 2

The Fall of Facebook (and other giants): Disruption in Digital Media

By in Business School, Discourse, Technology, Thoughts

Tweet (also featured at the Online Economy Class Blog here)   Clayton Christensen, the Robert and Jane Cizik Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School, describes in his oft discussed theory on disruptive innovation a cycle within businesses that causes incumbents within an industry to continually pursue the creation of higher performance products.  The […]

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October 12, 2011 2

Blueprint CSS and Dreamweaver Problem (AND FIX!)

By in Technology, Tips, UX

Tweet               I know that hardcore programmers find it embarrassing to use a WYSIWYG web editor when coding sites but seeing as I am not a hardcore programmer, I don’t mind.  It’s nice to be messing around with HTML and CSS and see the results of your work immediately. I […]

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September 29, 2011 0

HBS Pro Tip: Sushi at Spangler

By in Business School, Food, Harvard, Tips

Tweet   We’re lucky that the facilities at Harvard Business School are nice.  Our gym is the best of all the Harvard schools and our food is surprisingly decent.  In fact, sushi at Spangler Dining Hall is pretty freaking good.   Here’s a little pro tip for ordering sushi at HBS.  If you like Nigiri […]

September 17, 2011 0

Tips for new Harvard Business School students – Welcome, RC’s!

By in Business School, Harvard, Tips

Tweet   This year, I had a few friends entering HBS and was excited to be able to impart some of the knowledge about how to navigate HBS.  Figured I’d post an email I wrote to them in case it helped others out there.  It is important to note that some of this might not […]

September 15, 2011 31

Canon DSLR Err 05 Fix – Popup Flash Problem (solution with pics!)

By in Technology, Tips

Tweet After taking my Canon EOS Rebel (the DS6041 or 10D) to the beach on a windy day, I came back with some issues.  Sand has gotten in every little crack in my camera.  One problem was I could hear crunching sand every time my lens would focus.  Although somewhat disconcerting, this didn’t affect the […]

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September 12, 2011 0

HBS EC Year – Forgetting your name card

By in Business School, Harvard, Tips

Tweet   One huge difference between EC Year (2nd Year) and RC Year (1st Year) at Harvard Business School is the fact that you go to a different classroom for every class.  This means you have to take your name card wherever you go.  It’s super annoying and i’ve forgotten it 2 or 3 times […]

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June 22, 2011 7

Gevey iPhone Unlock – Data Problem Fix (internet does not work)

By in iPhone, Technology, Tips

Tweet    —-> If you’re like me and have been navigating the mean streets of China trying to get your fix of democracy, the first thing you would have done would have been to unlock your precious iPhone 4 from the U.S. I unfortunately updated my phone to the 4.10.01 firmware which meant the normal […]

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May 15, 2011 0

Flipping an egg – how to fry an over easy egg

By in Food, Tips

Tweet I love eggs.  If had to a pick a favorite preparation, it would have to be softboiled.  Softboiled eggs are incredible on their own for breakfast, or served on top of asian noodles (noodle soup or dry noodles).  The problem is the effort required to prepare a softboiled egg.  There is the timing which […]

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