I interrupt this regularly scheduled posting, to announce that this blog has recently passed the 100,000 page view mark. Thank you to my readers and viewers, I couldn't do that without you! I now return you to the regularly scheduled posting!
I mentioned recently that I was copying my photo archive to a cloud server. The data transfer took several days, there were nearly 100-gigabytes of images. My first Windows desktop computer - just 20 years ago, had a whopping 1-gigabyte drive. I am wondering if 1-terabyte is big enough on my next desktop.
A couple of people commented on the cloud, kind of wondering what it is. It is space on a server someplace that you can copy and store files on. I can access those files from any web connection. Can my files be stolen, yes, but it is just photographs and do I really care if someone uses one of them? Can they be lost, yes, but I have lost files here at home to a hard drive failure. My primary computer and my back-up server sit side by side, if the building collapses, I would lose both. The offsite cloud back-up is the back-up to my back-up. I went with a cloud server as part of a service I am likely to keep for a long time - if I quit paying - the files would go.
So what does all of this have to do with where was I last year? I get a daily pop-up on my phone with images taken on this date, going back as far as the digital files go. Every day, I can see where I was last year, the year before, the year before, I had one today from 11 years ago (I was a legal aid conference in the middle of no-where Kentucky- I miss the people - but I don't miss that venue.)
So where were you last year?