It was Hull City's last home game of the season today. We were playing Welsh club Swansea City. Clint drove me the seventy miles over there and I met up with my old friend Tony and also Carl who is another long time Tigers supporter. He met Tony through nursing thirty years ago and he's a nice lad - if lads can be 59 years old!
There was a crowd of over 23,000. We watched a pretty enjoyable game in which Turkish forward player Ozan Tufan scored first for Hull after three minutes. That goal was cancelled out by Swansea's Luke Cundle just before half time.
After a worrying start to the season, my club are finishing it in pleasing style - settled comfortably in mid-table. We look forward to next season with some hope.
Back home, in relation to my hotmail account, Microsoft sent me a concerning message. They warned me that I had exceeded my storage limit of 5GB and if I didn't do something about it I would be blocked from sending and receiving further messages.
I investigated my "Sent Items" folder and discovered that I had hundreds of stored e-mails with photographs or documents attached. They went right back to 2007.
I made a start on reducing the number of stored historical e-mails, deleting and deleting but the trouble was I kept opening a lot of these old e-mails and getting rather distracted. They brought back plenty of memories and there were various old e-mails and attached images I decided to keep.
Still. I have made a good start on this housekeeping and have managed to get back way below my 5GB capacity. In future I plan to be more watchful and possibly more ruthless about what is stored. Photographs take up much more storage room than you might think .
I don't resent Microsoft's storage rules at all. They have given me and millions of others an incredible free e-mail service thus far. I could pay an annual fee for extra storage but I would rather continue the deletion process so that I am in better control of messages in storage.
As I am no technophile or computer nerd, I have no idea what either One Drive or "The Cloud" actually is but I don't like the sound of them and have tried to avoid using them though it seems not entirely successfully. By accident rather than design some of my messaging has gone there.
You have reminded me I need to do a cull of my gmail account. And my messages on my phone which I tend to just leave. A tad embarrassing when the phone techs transfer my data from one phone to another. It takes forever and they comment with that wry grin youngsters have for oldies on how many I have kept.ReplyDelete
The grinning youngsters don't have stuff that's worthwhile hoarding so they can cease their grinning.Delete
Like you I have way too many photos and videos on my phone and exactly like you I would have trouble culling them. Looking at them would send me down memory lane for sure!ReplyDelete
If you do decide to do some spring cleaning - give yourself plenty of time Margaret.Delete
Yes, there are some surprises for us non techies. Fortunately it's easy for you to do something about this problem.ReplyDelete
Some of the sent items are sixteen years old and I had not looked at them since I sent them! That should tell me something.Delete
I clear my "sent" and "spam" folders every day, also the "deleted" folder. I hate having things build up. I never bother re-opening anything in any of those folders, I just click on the little box above them (on the left) and that ticks all the boxes then I just click on delete and they're gone.ReplyDelete
You are more ruthless and better organised than me River!Delete
I expect that free dervices will impose charges once people become dependent, so have always kept everything myself on hard drives.ReplyDelete
I have a hard drive but I have always been too idle to use it.Delete
I do what I call a spring clean on my computer inbox/sent/delete every so often - when I remember. It is so easy to be caught up in something you've kept for a time, but you could use the excuse that it's an aide memoire, and save it for posterity. The information about family and close friends is something to be treasured in the future.ReplyDelete
I always feel a pang of regret when I delete anything. It's silly really.Delete
I guess I don't keep many emails. For me they are sort of a to-do list and once I have responded or saved whatever I needed from them they get deleted. But to your point, life would be very different if free email accounts weren't around and for that I'm thankful!ReplyDelete
My great grandmother was born in Swansea, I have been there, it was nicer than I expected.ReplyDelete
I really try to stay on top of trashing emails. It's just like trying to stay on top of cleaning out drawers and closets and storage areas of the physical sort. It's a lot easier if you do it frequently before it all stacks up.ReplyDelete
As long as you have all those photos archived somewhere you can safely delete them, it seems to me. I have AOL and I have e-mails archived back to about 2007. I don't think I have a whole lot of images attached, though, so no one's raised a stink about it yet!ReplyDelete
Oh, well, I guess I know what I'm going to be working on now. A trip down memory lane, cleaning out my "sent" file! Thanks, Neil!ReplyDelete
I would gladly pay charges to free up space.ReplyDelete