I was listening to one of my favourite podcasts today – Accidental Tech Podcast – on which Casey Liss was discussing his “divorce” with Google Photos. He mentioned that he does an “exact duplicate” of all his photos to a drive he sends off to his parents’ house (via his visiting parents) once a month. Later, I sent ATP some feedback on the dangers of backups. I had an incident a couple of years ago that taught me the important difference between backups and archives.
Through a series of events which I won’t go into, I ended up giving up my 5K iMac to my wife and making do with a 2016 model MacBook Pro 13″ with TouchBar. The MacBook Pro is slightly less powerful (according to Geekbench) than the iMac, but I wasn’t too concerned about that. What caught me out was the display situation.
I have over 5,000 photos on Flickr that I have amassed over 13 years. Here’s my story of why I’m happy to start paying a new subscription to keep them there.