Saturday, February 06, 2010
Too Many Monkeys In My Hard Drive
I started around Christmas with cleaning out emails and managed to clean out about 500 or so. Isn't it hard to delete emails from friends? They are long catch-up type messages and they make me laugh every time, so I'm avoiding those for now. What really happens more than not is just time going by and forgetting to delete the junk so it keeps accumulating. Normally I wouldn't care but I have serious computer issues so I must push forward.
In order to prevent this massive build-up again, I have been ruthlessly unsubscribing from companies. Some of them are sending emails so often that I'm not really reading them. Williams Sonoma has started really creeping me out with their emails. If I go visit their site to look at something, they will send me an email a couple of days later saying, "Thank you for looking at our Cuisinart Food Processor." What? I really don't like being internet stalked. Talk about nosy!
Photos were my next line of attack and they give the most satisfaction in creating more hard drive space. I didn't know how massive these photo and video files were. If you are having this issue too, go straight for the jugular, the photos. On first pass through over 6000 photos, I've managed to delete almost 1000! I've come to realize that I need to practice responsible photography in the future. How many pictures of a monkey's face in Costa Rica do I need?
What about you guys? Are you email and photo hoarding like me? I'm mostly just too lazy to take the time to go through these things until it's too late. What do you need to sort through before you run out of space in your computer or elsewhere?