We’re stealing Vintage LA’s photos Debbie Reynolds as Miss New Year to wish you a happy new year. 2016 has been trying at times, but at least the Cubs won the World Series finally…and unleashed the rapture in the process.
As always, thanks to all of you for reading and supporting and commenting and being a great readership.
I don’t have too much to say this time out, but I would like to give you a parting gift from 2016: free unlimited photo storage!
It’s a little bit of a cheat, since it’s really Amazon Prime that offers free unlimited photo storage, but based on my FB conversations, many people are unaware of this feature. But it’s right there:
And once you get everything uploaded, you have access to photos via a handy app.
I know many people have qualms about entrusting their
naked photos precious family memories to the cloud, let alone godless monolithic corporations like Apple, Amazon, Microsoft, Google, etc etc etc. I will say, I like Amazon Prime Photo a LOT more than iCloud storage which steals your photos and doesn’t let you batch download them.
Based on all the comments I’m hearing from folks, you are all like me and having more than 60gbs of random digital photos on your hard drive, and you need a digital foot locker to hold them in case your house is destroyed in a tornado, so at least you will have your memories. If you have Amazon Prime, you already have a free solution at your fingertips.
Other than that, for the year ahead I have only one other piece of advice: konjac sponges. Your face will feel as smooth as the surface of a frozen mountain lake.
That’s all I got. Have a safe happy New Year and let’s all be friends in 2017, okay?
Heidi MacDonald is the founder and editor in chief of The Beat. In the past, she worked for Disney, DC Comics, Fox and Publishers Weekly. She can be heard regularly on the More To Come Podcast. She likes coffee, cats and noble struggle.