can actually be going forward. Or making progress.
Wait – I’m not talking about what happens when you drive a car. I am referring to that process which involves hours of looking over files which have been placed on small portable hard drives “just in case.”
If the issue is one of photos – then it makes sense. For those of us who use cameras not imbedded in phones and travel a lot – the number of photos per month/year easily reaches into the thousands. It makes no sense to hang on to the poor quality photos, the blurred through the bus window and all manner of stupid shots.
But just in case one of them might turn out to be a treasure, a copy on an external drive would free up space on my hard drive. Or that was the theory until I realized that those [now] inexpensive drives have a tendency to multiple in the dark if you don’t watch them carefully. For a long time one has everything organized. Then off on a trip – OH! I don’t have a way of backing up all these photos. I guess I’ll just get another.
My collection of external drives goes back to the late 1990s. I have a couple of jump drives from that era as well. It would be nice to be down to few devices with an actual chance of me being able to find something. I’m hoping it is a possibility rather than a fantasy.
The audiobooks are easy – I can file them by author. The photos I file by year with subfolders for months and under that dates. The problem is when backups have been done at different times I don’t always have the same photos on the drive.
And so it goes: with embroidery files, knitting patterns, eBooks (those only date starting with FictionWise in 2002).
Otherwise it was another rainy day filled with errands, Candy Crush and audiobooks when I found myself behind the wheel of the car for the fourth time in less than three hours.