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On computers and pants


First of all, I know I asked this before, but I'm looking for an online backup and/or storage option. I realize Google's probably coming out with something soon, but in the meantime I live in fear of losing all of Q's artwork. I've been looking at online reviews and my head is spinning. I've heard of Carbonite, Mozy, ElephantDrive, Amazon's drive, JungleDisk, SkyDrive, SOS, iDrive, box.net, and a whole lot more. Anybody know anything about this?

Second of all, why aren't belts simply sewn onto pants as the waistband itself?

(I'm so introspective it HURTS.)

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akirashima
Feb. 11th, 2009 06:46 am (UTC)
there are a million galleries you could but everything on. since it is art. like DA and ArtSpots and other places. some of them if you pay you get storage too. also setting up multiple Gmail accounts and mailing it all to them would work as well. i am glad i had my webpage since i lost a lot when my comp crashed.
esprix
Feb. 11th, 2009 08:52 pm (UTC)
Well that's art, but I've got a lot more to back up than that.
akirashima
Feb. 11th, 2009 09:04 pm (UTC)
and the multiple gmail accounts to mail everything too? last time i checked e-mail can have anything just about sent to it. files are files are far as e-mail is concerned. and if you get one of the pay options on some galleries they give you online storage of anything.
esprix
Feb. 12th, 2009 04:18 am (UTC)
True about Gmail. Google is supposedly announcing Google Drive sometime this year with unlimited online file storage, but we'll see what happens. In the meantime I think you're right - I can at least get started saving his artwork somewhere, even if it's Photobucket or Shutterfly or someplace (I have Fotki with unlimited storage, so that's a good option right there). In time I want to move to an automated backup system, which a lot of these are. I know mozy.com is unlimited automatic backup for $5/month, although it's only backup, not really storage. I'm still looking at options, hence this post.
akirashima
Feb. 12th, 2009 09:26 am (UTC)
Umm the backup system that will be on my new computer will be another hard drive that gets hooked up once a month and stuff gets saved to it and then it goes back into a static bag and into a safe place. Also i should finally have a working DVD writer which will also be backup. (something maybe you should look into as well)

be really paranoid and back up your backups. i know i am going to since i lost everything all at once there. the laptop dead, tower dead, and water damage on the backup dvds i had. oh yeah. even more paranoid this time. which is why i am trying to put stuff up on more galleries as well.
esprix
Feb. 12th, 2009 02:53 pm (UTC)
I considered the other hard drive option, but I'm a lazy ass and would never do it (although I still might get one at some point). The beauty of some of the ones I'm researching, like Mozy or Carbonite, is that they do it automatically on whatever schedule you choose, and I'm really attracted to that feature, 'cause, since, you know, I'm a lazy ass.

Having another backup of artwork is still a good idea, though, and I'm going to start that project soon. We do have CD/DVD writers in our machines, so to clear space off I might do some of that as well. This is all because Q's computer has been acting wonky lately, so I figure better safe than sorry.
akirashima
Feb. 13th, 2009 05:47 pm (UTC)
if it is acting wonky now do it yesterday with anything you have. they have external USB hard drives that could back up everything rather quickly. just copy the entire contents to it and then get up and leave while it does the work. or do housework or play games on another computer or have sex or eat something. basically just like a copy file from one place to another except you can unplug the external when you are done. and put it somewhere safe and cool and dry.
esprix
Feb. 13th, 2009 07:22 pm (UTC)
Um, yes, dear, I do believe I know how to back up my computer files. :P
akirashima
Feb. 13th, 2009 08:20 pm (UTC)
:) lol
sorry i just know the suck of losing everything and was trying to make sure you did not.
gibbous
Feb. 11th, 2009 09:49 pm (UTC)
Mediafire's the one I use quite often. Usually for music, but I've stored other stuff there before.

http://mediafire.com

It's got a lot of space, priority bandwidth, and up to 1 GB per file (I think. I'm too lazy to look it up.) for the free account option.
esprix
Feb. 12th, 2009 04:19 am (UTC)
Thanks for the link. I was looking at mozy.com, but it doesn't have 100% good reviews, and the more I look the more I think online storage vs. online backups might be a good idea. Google's supposedly coming out with a system of their own sometime this year, but we'll see.
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