Storing funny videos

I was asked the other day about how I backup my data and was thinking how my biggest storage requirements (as in big files not biggest requirements) are around videos. The thing about funny videos is that you can find a lot of them online, but I like to keep my personal ones stored at a higher quality, so have to store them myself.

While looking around I came across an external 250Gb drive that’s currently on sale at buy.com. It looks like a great little gadget that I can easily carry around; and it looks really snazzy (does anyone use that word any more?). It’s one of the smaller type of disks (2.5″) that don’t require an additional power adapter but draw their power directly from your USB port. It’s small enough to fit in your pocket and even lets you encrypt the data on the drive so if someone nicks it for you they don’t have all your information.

I can’t stress how important backups can be (and that’s no joke). There’s nothing worse then trying to explain to someone who has lost their data that there’s nothing they can do about it, just start collecting information again. Don’t forget how some data can be priceless .. you know .. people falling off chairs, buckets of water falling on their head …

If men got pregnant ..

If men got Pregnant

  • Maternity leave would last two years… with full pay.
  • There would be a cure for stretch marks.
  • Natural childbirth would become obsolete.
  • Morning sickness would rank as the nation’s #1 health problem.
  • All methods of birth control would be 100% effective.
  • Children would be kept in the hospital until toilet trained.
  • Men would be eager to talk about commitment.
  • They wouldn’t think twins were so cute.
  • Sons would have to be home from dates by 10:00 PM.
  • Briefcases would be used as changing bags.
  • Paternity suits would be a fashion line of clothes. (just like maternity clothes)
  • They’d stay in bed during the entire pregnancy.
  • Restaurants would include ice cream and pickles as main courses.
  • Women would rule the world.
  • All babies would be fast asleep no matter what – in time for kick off on Sky Sports

Back to my posting routine

So I’m back home following a great holiday in Finland. It was a strange experience having no land line, no mobile phone and no Internet for a whole week, but I seem to have survived. Instead I spent my time skiing, enjoying to quality family time and pulling Arthur along in his sled and throwing snowballs at Camille. Brilliant! I’ll upload some photos shortly.