Amorphis @ Joensuu Areena 15.3.2008

Tomi Joutsen Hmm… A bit late to blog about shooting the show over a year ago. But then again, I am eagerly waiting for the release of their new album tomorrow.

Tomi Joutsen and Esa HolopainenLast year Amorphis played live in Joensuu at a small pre-festival gig (Kohti Rokkia 08) of three bands. Of the three Amorphis was definitely the one we wanted to see, the other two not so much. Although I feel that because of hometown loyalty I should like Stam1na and Mokoma as well…

Tomi JoutsenAs a venue the Joensuu Areena is large, so we had to start navigating through the crowd as soon as the previous act quit to get far enough to the front for some decent images. Since the venue is large there were enough lights and the smoke didn’t linger too long around the stage.

Jan RechbergerThe shots are almost all vertical due to our position in the pit and not a separate area for photographers. Trying to catch the less prominent members is always hard – even more so from the pit. The shots were all taken with a Canon 30D and 70-200 f/4 L (non-IS).

Sometimes a rare momemt makes the shot, even if it isn’t technically all that good. Esa isn’t famous for going up to the mike and I almost missed this shot.

Esa Holopainen

These shots are some of my favorites, the rest that I published can be seen in our photo gallery.

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iPhone syncing with more than one iTunes

Andrew Grant has a great write-up on how to sync your iPhone with two iTunes. I followed it and everything worked – at least almost.

There is one thing that he doesn’t remind you to do, which is quite important if you don’t want to lose your apps. Remember to authorize the new iTunes before syncing the first time!

I didn’t remember to authorize my new MacBook’s iTunes, so with the first sync I lost a majority of my apps. And then I screwed around with restoring and syncing with the old computer and lost data from my backups as well. Urgh.

Luckily most of the apps I use to store data automatically sync with various online services (Evernote, RTM etc.) My only real headache came from the several hours of lost audio notes, that I hadn’t synced onto a computer yet. And since I deleted the app and then resynced on both computers, I lost the data from the backups as well.

But if you ever need to extract data from a iPhone backup, I really recommend using Erica Sadun’s mdhelper. True, it’s a command line tool but I’m also a command line type of guy.