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bokey

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Posted: Sep 1, 2011 - 6:22pm

Looking at my recording equipment all unplugged and covered in dust.

 
rmgman

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Posted: Aug 11, 2011 - 11:42am

 rachlan wrote:

rcn.  i never heard of that.
 
{#Yes} Yup. I was checking out the RCN web site, and even the basic internet plan gives you 2 GB of storage. (click on "included Features")

http://www.rcn.com/new-york/high-speed-internet/services-and-pricing#150 


rachlan

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Location: nyc
Gender: Female


Posted: Aug 9, 2011 - 6:29pm

 rmgman wrote:

Oh, Rach! One of these days I have to find some time to look at your Mac and clean things up.

Meanwhile, who provides your internet? Most companies have online storage space that is part of the deal. For instance, I know that Comcast gives each customer 1 GB on online storage space. You might be already paying for something you're not using. 
 
rcn.  i never heard of that.

rmgman

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Gender: Male


Posted: Aug 9, 2011 - 3:00pm

 rachlan wrote:

i bought two external hard drives.   i am thinking of maybe getting space on the internet better, because i had a hard drive die, that is why i have two now, but i am not sure they are all on there and i am afraid to press delete on my computer,  now the sound doesn't work because i have too much on my computer (i think that is the reason, there is no input controls)...

 anyway, do you or anyone have a recommendation for an internet storage?  i was looking at drop box.   i am not happy to have a lifetime monthly bill, and if i have to have one then i'd like it to be as little as need be.  but is that safe, what if they go out of business? 
 
Oh, Rach! One of these days I have to find some time to look at your Mac and clean things up.

Meanwhile, who provides your internet? Most companies have online storage space that is part of the deal. For instance, I know that Comcast gives each customer 1 GB on online storage space. You might be already paying for something you're not using. 

Servo

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Location: Down on the Farm
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Posted: Aug 9, 2011 - 2:44pm

 DaveInVA wrote:
That sucks and I feel your angst as a family member did a similar thing to me when my Mom was dying of cancer. Even though I was to be the executor of the estate behind my back they tried to get my Mom declared incompetent while she was still alive so they could raid what was left of the liquid assets. And I still had to split the money from the sale of her house with them afterwards. They made my Moms last days a lot more of a hell than it already was.
 
Ironically, when my mom was mentally incompetent, they got her to change her will, write big checks (while in a mental ward, no less) and God knows what else.  I already had durable medical power of attorney, but my family lawyer advised me that I couldn't use it because "I was too controversial" which is a polite way of saying that my reputation was trashed.  I lost my dad when I was a teenager, and for a couple of years I didn't think that I would ever see my mother.

Fortunately Mom landed on all four feet.  She's in assisted living, is waited on hand and foot, and if she spends every last dime she has, they'll keep her at the same standard of living as long as she lives.  She turned 88 on the 1st of this month, and will probably live to be 100 at this rate.  So my mission is successful after all that.

Thanks for the kind words and sharing your own stories!

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Location: Bastrop
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Posted: Aug 9, 2011 - 1:46pm

 DaveInVA wrote:

That sucks and I feel your angst as a family member did a similar to me when my Mom was dying of cancer. Even though I was to be the executor of the estate behind my back they tried to get my Mom declared incompetent while she was still alive so they could raid what was left of the liquid assets. And I still had to split the money from the sale of her house with them afterwards. They made my Moms last days a lot more of a hell than it already was.

  That kind of crap is just awful. My grandmother is in a home now, and she has convinced herself the family has taken all her money. I'm sure it's because she signed a durable PoA, which was of course the sensible thing, but she's losing her grip on such details. My Dad does what he can to mollify her, but it's kind of mess. I really do not believe the family has any nefarious plans. Certainly not my father, who has no need of her money in the first place, but also has enough savvy and wherewithal to put a stop to anything untoward. Not everyone is so lucky: it's disgusting how money and death can bring out the worst in some people.


DaveInVA

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Location: In a hovel in effluent Damnville, VA
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Posted: Aug 9, 2011 - 1:38pm

 Servo wrote:

Thanks.

Sadly they already had a plan to neutralize me, and I never saw it coming.  The people in this conspiracy include family members, people who my mom and I treated like family members (and had trusted), bankers, lawyers, police and at least one judge.  Plans were made behind my back, with relatives flying in without my knowledge.  I know enough to believe that I probably know only a small part of the story.

My mother's money was the target, and I was the fall-guy.  I have some evidence of a conspiracy, but coming from me it's useless.  I'll never see justice done for this in this world.  But I do have a few small items that I rescued in the toughest 1/2 hour of my life that I'm rationing to last as long as Mom lives, to give her a smile and good memories.
 
That sucks and I feel your angst as a family member did a similar thing to me when my Mom was dying of cancer. Even though I was to be the executor of the estate behind my back they tried to get my Mom declared incompetent while she was still alive so they could raid what was left of the liquid assets. And I still had to split the money from the sale of her house with them afterwards. They made my Moms last days a lot more of a hell than it already was.


Servo

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Posted: Aug 9, 2011 - 1:16pm

 GeneP59 wrote:
I'd hunt them down and kill beat them like the dogs they are.

Nope, I take that back. Kill them like the dogs they are. {#Yes}

A$$HOE'S!  You have my sympathy.
 
Thanks.

Sadly they already had a plan to neutralize me, and I never saw it coming.  The people in this conspiracy include family members, people who my mom and I treated like family members (and had trusted), bankers, lawyers, police and at least one judge.  Plans were made behind my back, with relatives flying in without my knowledge.  I know enough to believe that I probably know only a small part of the story.

My mother's money was the target, and I was the fall-guy.  I have some evidence of a conspiracy, but coming from me it's useless.  I'll never see justice done for this in this world.  But I do have a few small items that I rescued in the toughest 1/2 hour of my life that I'm rationing to last as long as Mom lives, to give her a smile and good memories.


HazzeSwede

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Posted: Aug 9, 2011 - 11:36am

This picture.



The good news is that this infant was rescued before it was too late and is now in good hands. The bad news is that people believe there is a market for baby mountain gorillas and are willing to break laws and jeopardize the fate of a critically endangered species at the chance for profit,”


GeneP59

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Location: On the edge of tomorrow looking back at yesterday.
Gender: Male


Posted: Aug 9, 2011 - 10:45am


Finding out that one of my art professors died a year ago at the young age of 69 in a news letter from the art department. Not only was she one of my teachers in many classes, she was also my college advisers that got me on the right track for the new graphics curriculum they had just added. They're having an "In Remembrance" exhibition in the art departments art gallery and silent auction for some of her work and works donated by alumni for a scholarship fund.

Somehow I've got to get my cousin to watch mom for an hour or two so I can connect with some of my old professors and classmates. It sucks being out of touch with life over the past several years.

hippiechick

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Location: topsy turvy land
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Posted: Aug 9, 2011 - 7:10am

 Servo wrote:

My mother's home, which was supposed to mine when she died (including the extensive photo, slide and 8mm film library) was sold is some kind of shady deal while she was in the hospital.  I was given 8 hours notice that I'd have no more than 30 minutes to recover as much of my own and my family's property as I could.  By the time I got there the place was looted pretty good already.  I recovered only 3 Bankers Boxes worth of photos out of over 1000 cubic feet of photos had been stored.

Better than losing it all, I suppose.  Every birthday, Mother's Day and Christmas I make a gift out of photos.  Perhaps the greatest gift that I saved was a pair of oil paintings of my mom and dad that used to hang in their bedroom.  At the time she had no photos to remember him by.  The iols now hang in her nursing home room, with the frames still damaged by whoever tore them off the wall and onto the ground, where I found them.  Words can't describe her reaction when I showed them to her.

 
Who in the world did this? How could they?

rachlan

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Location: nyc
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Posted: Aug 8, 2011 - 11:36pm

 BlueHeronDruid wrote:

Backups son. Backups. hobbitt just lost a few years worth of photos.....including all from our vacation last summer....Nothing like a failed hard drive. He's taking it quite well, all in all.
 
i bought two external hard drives.   i am thinking of maybe getting space on the internet better, because i had a hard drive die, that is why i have two now, but i am not sure they are all on there and i am afraid to press delete on my computer,  now the sound doesn't work because i have too much on my computer (i think that is the reason, there is no input controls)...

 anyway, do you or anyone have a recommendation for an internet storage?  i was looking at drop box.   i am not happy to have a lifetime monthly bill, and if i have to have one then i'd like it to be as little as need be.  but is that safe, what if they go out of business? 

GeneP59

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Location: On the edge of tomorrow looking back at yesterday.
Gender: Male


Posted: Aug 8, 2011 - 10:13pm

 Servo wrote:

My mother's home, which was supposed to mine when she died (including the extensive photo, slide and 8mm film library) was sold is some kind of shady deal while she was in the hospital.  I was given 8 hours notice that I'd have no more than 30 minutes to recover as much of my own and my family's property as I could.  By the time I got there the place was looted pretty good already.  I recovered only 3 Bankers Boxes worth of photos out of over 1000 cubic feet of photos had been stored.

Better than losing it all, I suppose.  Every birthday, Mother's Day and Christmas I make a gift out of photos.  Perhaps the greatest gift that I saved was a pair of oil paintings of my mom and dad that used to hang in their bedroom.  At the time she had no photos to remember him by.  The iols now hang in her nursing home room, with the frames still damaged by whoever tore them off the wall and onto the ground, where I found them.  Words can't describe her reaction when I showed them to her.
 
I'd hunt them down and kill beat them like the dogs they are.

Nope, I take that back. Kill them like the dogs they are. {#Yes}

A$$HOE'S!  You have my sympathy.
Servo

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Location: Down on the Farm
Gender: Male


Posted: Aug 8, 2011 - 9:43pm

 Manbird wrote:
My ex-employer stole or destroyed every single family photo I ever had.
 
My mother's home, which was supposed to mine when she died (including the extensive photo, slide and 8mm film library) was sold is some kind of shady deal while she was in the hospital.  I was given 8 hours notice that I'd have no more than 30 minutes to recover as much of my own and my family's property as I could.  By the time I got there the place was looted pretty good already.  I recovered only 3 Bankers Boxes worth of photos out of over 1000 cubic feet of photos had been stored.

Better than losing it all, I suppose.  Every birthday, Mother's Day and Christmas I make a gift out of photos.  Perhaps the greatest gift that I saved was a pair of oil paintings of my mom and dad that used to hang in their bedroom.  At the time she had no photos to remember him by.  The iols now hang in her nursing home room, with the frames still damaged by whoever tore them off the wall and onto the ground, where I found them.  Words can't describe her reaction when I showed them to her.


BlueHeronDruid

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Location: planting flowers


Posted: Aug 8, 2011 - 9:21pm

 Manbird wrote:

That describes those people pretty well. In case of fire, I'm grabbing my computer and HDs first. 
It kind of freaks me out that a lifetime of writing, graphics, photography and other forms of art
are all encoded on such devices.  

 
Backups son. Backups. hobbitt just lost a few years worth of photos.....including all from our vacation last summer....Nothing like a failed hard drive. He's taking it quite well, all in all.

Manbird

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Location: Oroville, Ca
Gender: Male


Posted: Aug 8, 2011 - 8:29pm

 rosedraws wrote:

wow bizarre. and sad.

Our photos are all right by the front door, and my in-case-of-fire plan (in my mind) includes throwing (gently) my computers out the window, and grabbing all those photo albums and running out the front door with them. 
 
That describes those people pretty well. In case of fire, I'm grabbing my computer and HDs first. 
It kind of freaks me out that a lifetime of writing, graphics, photography and other forms of art
are all encoded on such devices.  
muzik

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Location: Montana
Gender: Female


Posted: Aug 8, 2011 - 8:27pm

 muzik wrote:
Looking at old photos.

 
Bump! (take a look!)
Probably more nostalgic....


rosedraws

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Location: close to the edge
Gender: Female


Posted: Aug 8, 2011 - 8:23pm

 Manbird wrote:

My ex-employer stole or destroyed every single family photo I ever had. 

 
wow bizarre. and sad.

Our photos are all right by the front door, and my in-case-of-fire plan (in my mind) includes throwing (gently) my computers out the window, and grabbing all those photo albums and running out the front door with them. 

Manbird

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Location: Oroville, Ca
Gender: Male


Posted: Aug 8, 2011 - 8:16pm

 Servo wrote:

Not having the old photos any more.

 
My ex-employer stole or destroyed every single family photo I ever had. 
Servo

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Posted: Aug 8, 2011 - 8:11pm

 muzik wrote:
Looking at old photos.
 
Not having the old photos any more.


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