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Stop it, Google

Every time I log into my Google photos, it proudly shows me years-old pictures of my dead pets. (Well, one of these chickens is still alive). I’ve just now got so irritated I learned how to turn that feature off. It’s in settings.

I read an article about what a terrible problem this is for people who have lost a spouse or child – Facebook floating the images up on anniversaries or birthdays.

I hadn’t thought of that.

I do sometimes think about all my many free email accounts (I keep separate accounts for separate activities). When I croak, they’ll go on collecting spams in their hundreds, day after day, until…I guess until they reach the storage limit. Then the warnings will start to accrue. The cloud is probably already stuffed with dead people’s junk.

My new power supply is due tomorrow. Expect swearings!


Comment from QuasiModo
Time: September 27, 2022, 9:04 pm

Good luck with your new power supply!

Comment from Uncle Al
Time: September 27, 2022, 9:05 pm

Please be careful, Doña Armiña, when you start messing around inside your PC case. It’s full of sneakily hidden stamped sheet metal swords and spears with nasty sharp edges. We’d hate for your swearings to be blood-stained.

Maybe you ought to do what I do: get liquored up before undoing any screws on a PC case, and wear some of those chain mail butcher’s gloves.

As for putting photos in the cloud, I simply don’t do it. That’s why I have two (TWO!) two-terabyte SSDs¹ in my new laptop. It’s gonna take me a loooooong time to fill up those four terabytes.

1. For all you computer geeks, they’re SAMSUNG 970 EVO Plus SSD 2TB – M.2 NVMe Interface Internal Solid State Drive with V-NAND Technology. Can you believe these goodies are down to $190 each?

Comment from Rich Rostrom
Time: September 27, 2022, 9:18 pm

Several years ago, I had a user account with RCN, which came with a free web page. I put up some content.

But about 10 years ago,I moved to Comcast and abandoned the RCN account (just stopped paying).

That web page is still up.

Comment from Durnedyankee
Time: September 27, 2022, 10:33 pm

Just turn your data over to Hillary Clinton, or the FBI, they excel at losing data and making it disappear!

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: September 28, 2022, 6:58 pm

All PC repairs require blood sacrifice, Uncle Al.

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