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The Inbox Monster Again

Two weeks ago, I wrote "Damn Inbox - I'm Not Doing Anything Until It's Empty" - and then I cleared it out.

Now the sucker is back up to 45 messages. How'd that happen?

I think here's what happened -

1. My email volume has been going up, and I haven't adjusted to a new routine for it. Before I'd go into my inbox, clear a third of it when I had free time waiting for something, and then do that twice more in the day, and it'd be empty at the end of the day. Now, I'm going to need to set aside more time for it.

2. I'm answering/replying/writing a lot more emails, so it feels like it should be empty - but then I'm leaving one or two messages there that weren't there at the end of the day. This is like spending more money than you've got coming in - it's going to catch up with you sooner or later.

Shoebox app - backup your photos online

On The Old Sheep


I have been thinking about all the pictures I have snapped during the last 12 years, that I have some sort of digital camera. A lot of memories preserved, and a lot of emotions captured in one huge collection. About 15000 pictures lie around on my PCs and laptops for years.

What I realized recently gave me a chill - I do not have a backup of my photos! Actually, I have copied all my photos from my desktop PC to my laptop, but there are some additional photos on my smartphone. I also have some duplicated backup folders with pictures copied from my previous smartphones and cameras, and it's all one big mess.

When I purchased my Samsung Galaxy SIII I have got a free 50 GB Dropbox storage plan, which I have used among other things, for backup of my documents and pictures. Easy to forget, this free plan had two year duration period, and after it expired, Dropbox politely informed me to pay up (120 EUR a year) to continue or move out. I think that giving an user something for free and then revoking it is good way to lose a customer.

Luckily, I have found another service, which backs up all your photos for free, although in limited resolution (1024 pix on long side). It is called Shoebox. They also have a paid plan ($48 per year) to store unlimited original resolution images online.

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