I am a very organized person. I don’t like clutter and I am a big fan of only keeping what you need.
Until it comes to pictures and my inventory. 😀
Years ago, I bought a portable/external hard drive for storing photos. It was 700 GB and I was sure that it would last me forever. 10 years later, I suddenly realized it is almost full. Yikes!
I keep all my family photos on it, and with my youngest very involved in sports, I have a ton of videos from games and meets. I also keep all my music on it, and when I was moving files around a few days ago, I noticed that it was almost at capacity. 10 years is a pretty good run for a hard drive, and I’ve never (knock on wood) had an issue with it.
My wonderful husband ordered me a new one so that I could retire this one. The new one is 4 TB, and once again, I am certain that it will last me forever. 😛 Now that I have been taking more and more photos (in SL and RL), I need more storage. Because when it’s just pixels I’m saving, it doesn’t seem so bad. Right?!
I must say, I am really liking our Amazon Prime membership. Things that used to take weeks to get here are now here bright and early on Monday mornings, before 7am. That’s pretty amazing, imho. Which means that my brand spankin’ new hard drive is now sitting on the counter, waiting to be installed. 😀
Even though pixel/digital storage is relatively cheap and plentiful, it isn’t endless. For example, with my free WordPress account, I get 3GB of storage for photos and videos. After blogging for about a year and half, I’ve used 11% of that 3 GB. I could probably continue to upload my photos to WordPress for some time without worrying about hitting that limit.
However, since I’ve been taking more photos and sharing them here, I recently started uploading my photos to Flickr and then embedding them into my blog. Flickr gives me 1 TB of free storage with my free account, and again, it doesn’t seem likely that I will ever use it up.
I’m not sure that embedding my photos from Flickr saves me all that much time (maybe 30 secs of upload/clicking time?). I guess that does add up over the course of a year or so. Except that, of course, as soon as I started doing that, Flickr changed their embed code to include an obnoxious script that plasters unwanted and unnecessary information all over my beautiful photos! Good thing I figured out how to get rid of the annoying script. 😀
So today on my to-do list is installing my new hard drive, my new wireless mouse, and spending some time sorting out the black hole my inventory has become lately. I need to free up some space for more shoes. 😛