Thursday, October 29, 2009

Status of things

Hey all, I've been AWOL for about a week for 2 primary reasons... 1) I was down with the flu (not the swine version), and 2) I was ticked about some of the comments that I'd seen recently.

The bug is long gone, and I'm cool with Anon's apology in the comments of the last post.

So, where's the pictures, right?

Well, in the sort of perfect storm of the past week, I also came to learn that I have pretty much used up my allotment of disk space on Google/Picasa. In reality, I guess I'm surprised it took this long to reach this point, given the several thousand images I've posted to date. But this all puts me in a bit of a quandry as to what to do. Here's my options as I see them:

  1. Delete the older entries. Gosh, something about this option really is unattractive to me. I guess I keep thinking that there are new followers joining us here each and every week, and I'd like to keep all the old archives for the newbies here to peruse. As well, sometimes I just like to go back and revisit some of those old posts from time to time.
  2. Pay for more storage. This is definitely a viable option and it's not exactly a lot of money, but this will be an ongoing (yearly) cost. I hate spending money on something like this, especially when I spend so much of my own time on this site already. I suppose I could solicit donations, but I really don't want to do that either.
  3. Selectively delete the less-than-outstanding older entries. This is the route I'm most likely to choose, but the downside is the amount of time it will take for me to perform this labor. As well, I'll need to continue to monitor the situation, and continue to edit so that I don't exceed my allotted space in the future.

I'm looking for your thoughts on what you think I should do.