lostcat: Because I also have a 2TB RAID 1 NAS where everything is stored?
Arkanaut: Stick your hard drive in brine?
gravy chugging cretin.: Plastic case on your piano?
Dellirium: Burn it all to DVDs. They will still be readable long after you are dead. You will still be able to find a working drive 30 years from now, but may have no interface with whatever is passing as a computer then...
tlchwi02: i'm at the prime "friends having babies" age and i find this sharing frankly disturbing- and i don't mean that in the sense of "man, its so annoying to see baby stuff appearing on my facebook wall" (after all, filtering on most of these social networks is quick and simple.)for me the disturbing element is that every single picture of these children's lives are now accessible to anyone forever. I enjoy the occasional review of the scrapbook when i was a baby, but i most definetly would not want every single picture in there to be accessible to every single person on the planet (let alone first day of school, every school play video, etc etc etc.)I mean, its bad enough that people overshare so much on their own lives, but to completely take that choice away from their kids (who will themselves one day be adults) when we still aren't really clear on what long term social ramifications are going to play out with the advent of oversharing seems to me to be questionable parenting at best. And thats not even getting into the wierdo's who might get those pictures...
mjohnson71: lostcat: Because I also have a 2TB RAID 1 NAS where everything is stored?Plus burned DVDs AND a portable hard drive in a safe deposit box at the bank?
jbrooks544: Dellirium: Burn it all to DVDs. They will still be readable long after you are dead. You will still be able to find a working drive 30 years from now, but may have no interface with whatever is passing as a computer then...Are you being sarcastic? Cds and dvds don't last very long, at least most of the ones that individuals burn. 1/2 of mine are today after sitting in a drawer fir 10 years. I'll stick with multiple hard drives, revolving off site. That way, when technology changes, I just change with it and stay current. I'm the guy carrying the pelican case from my office to my car every night. All files fit my3 companies off site every night.
Molavian: mjohnson71: lostcat: Because I also have a 2TB RAID 1 NAS where everything is stored?Plus burned DVDs AND a portable hard drive in a safe deposit box at the bank?Plus I keep copies on Amazon's cloud service.
brantgoose: Please let me know.I've never been one for taking photographs. Cheap cameras and a lack of talent or interest in photography are the main reasons.But my family has a ton of photographs and I spent some money and time scanning them during my vacation. I only managed to get through 500-600 photos.Some of them are very nice and I would like them to survive for future generations, if anybody cares, so I made some copies on thumb drives for my siblings.But preserving this stuff (archival materials and copies) could be a time-consuming and expensive job, so I am open to ideas.Apparently my grandmother, while working for the local company, documented three or more mills (and the fires). I never knew. I think these photos might interest provincial or federal archives. There's lots of other stuff which I've never seen or which my grandmothers showed us as children.I'd hate to have to give all this stuff away for free to genealogical corporations but the web is the obvious way to preserve things you want to last, although it is vulnerable in some ways (no security, privacy, no guarantee it won't crash and take down civilization with it, or be taken down by civilization crashing).Any ideas would be appreciated.Label your photographs when they are taken or soon thereafter. Explain who, what, when, and where, maybe even why or how.They become almost useless without names and dates at least.
EngineerBob: Your great great grandchildren will have photographs of your ancestors but not you. You stored your pictures on digital media. You chose poorly...
mcreadyblue: Molavian: mjohnson71: lostcat: Because I also have a 2TB RAID 1 NAS where everything is stored?Plus burned DVDs AND a portable hard drive in a safe deposit box at the bank?Plus I keep copies on Amazon's cloud service.Be sure and leave your passwords in your will.
Pilikia: Of course, our pics have different captions than most people. Things like, "First stitches," "Busted with cigarettes, forced to smoke the whole pack," and "Ambulance ride."
YoOjo: Nobody cares about anything you post online, equally nobody cares about anything you do in real-life.Act accordingly.
barefoot in the head: Time it was, amd what a time it was ...A time of innocence; a time of confidences.Long ago; it must be ...I have a photograph.Preserve your memories.They're all that's left you.
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