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Jim Gaffigan has a great bit about how we take way too many photos. I could describe it to you, but I’ll let the big-time comedian share it himself.

I’m guilty on two counts, stockpiling photos and videos. Instead of tossing old computers in my closet, I’m hoarding something nerdier: old external hard drives. I have at least six, and at least three of them have media files that the others don’t. One has our wedding video, another a bunch of old band trips, a third our first days in New York.

It’s a mess, so I’ve been toiling the last couple of nights to consolidate all these memories. A roadblock in this archiving process is that the only place I can set up my computer all these hard drives is our dinner table, where we happen to eat breakfast and lunch, too.

So unless I want almond milk splattering on my screen, I have to take apart and reassemble the setup every time I want to work on it, which cuts down number of times I want work on it.

Help me out. How do you store all the photos/videos you take?

As the tech world continues to mark the passing of Steve Jobs, I’m compelled to give my two cents worth of iTunes credit and explain how, after over 10 years of resistance, I finally forsook the Empire of Bill to join the Cult of Steve.

When I graduated college and entered “the real world” (as real as the world of a Christian rock musician not using his engineering degree can be), I was finally responsible for my own big purchases. Since Macs hadn’t reached ubiquity, it was pretty much a no-brainer. The price, performance, and geek points for building my own Windows-based desktops made them the obvious choice. Continue reading