Giveaways

Oct 7th

2009

CategoryPosted in: GEAR, Giveaways, News & Stuff

DROBO shares the love.

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When DROBO first came out I was hooked. All that redundant backup in a black box that’s as smart as it is sexy? Sign me up!

And since then I’ve had a Drobo, now two of them, sitting on my desk. My work comes into my main machine and is immediately backed up to Drobo. Drobo itself has all kinds of science-fictiony stuff going on under the hood that I don’t understand but I know this – my data is protected 24/7 and it’s a scalable storage solution, so when Drobo gets full I just go buy a larger HDD and pop it in. I know some folks whine about the proprietary nature of Drobo and would rather use other solutions, fine, but for me, Drobo gives piece of mind to my decidedly non-techy brain. It’s not my working drive, it’s my on-site backup, and I still have off-site back-ups too, but it does its job really well, it looks great on my desk, and my cats like sleeping on them. We all win.

And now you can win too! (How was that for a segue?) When I was at Photoshop World I asked my Drobo connections about sharing the love and they jumped on it faster than hands off a greased pig. So in the spirit of simplicity, we’ll make this one easy. If you want a drobo, you don’t have to engage in the usual sucking-up. Just leave a comment on this post that has (a) your name, (b) your email address, and (c) this confession: I WANT A DROBO. That is all. At a random date and time I will close the comments, launch Random.org in my browser and let it chose a number between 1 and the number of comments received. Then Drobo will ship you a new Firewire 800 Drobo. You’ll have to buy the drives yourself. :-) Easy-peasy, right? Comments are open, go for it. May the most random person, with the most vulnerable data, win.

Huge thanks to Drobo both for letting me sleep at night and for sharing the love. If you have no idea what I’m babbling on about, check out Drobo on their website HERE.

Update, October 15. The contest is closed, the name is drawn. Look for an announcement on October 16.

Oct 6th

2009

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CategoryPosted in: GEAR, Giveaways

Blackrapid Double Strap Winner

My sponsors are awesome. One of the deals I’ve made with all of them at some point is that if I get something, so do my readers. Or at least one or two of you chosen completely randomly. When I left for India early last month I took my new Blackrapid Double Strap to test […]

Oct 1st

2009

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CategoryPosted in: Giveaways, Just For Fun, Links, News & Stuff

R-eluctantly Posted

When I was in Seattle several weeks ago I spent an evening with the good folks at Blackrapid, makers of the R-strap. They plied me with local beer, sat me down on the couch and made me play twenty-questions. This is that interview, in 5 parts. You won’t be able to hear the questions really […]

Jul 1st

2009

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CategoryPosted in: Giveaways, Within The Frame

And the winner is…

The winner of the 20×30 Signed Canvas of the Within The Frame cover image is… #182, CHRIS HORTON. Chris, I noticed you are local so email me and we’ll set up a time to pick it up and if you’ll let me buy you a cup of coffee I’d be pleased to do so. Drawing […]

Jun 17th

2009

CategoryPosted in: Giveaways, Within The Frame

June Giveaway: APC & WTF

I got a nice surprise yesterday afternoon from Lew at APC (Artistic Photo Canvas). The Fed Ex guy came with a huge box containing two 20×30 canvases made from the Tunisian image that graces the cover of Within The Frame. That wasn’t the surprise. The surprise was how gorgeous the canvases were. I keep meaning […]

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