Here's a new way to do it - use the Cloud.
The Cloud is the name of a new technique wherein your stuff is housed on
some giant server in the sky.
Here's a couple:
Amazon Cloud Drive (5 Gigabytes of free storage)
(Amazon.com product link shortened)
ADrive (50 Gigabytes of free storage)
Here's the way they work:
1. Go to the provider's web page, login with your name and password.
2. Now you can upload your junk or download some previously stored stuff.
Subject to the size limitations above, your junk is NOT on your computer and
there is no indication it ever was. If you keep the fact that you have stuff
stored on one of these "cloud" sites confidential, you're golden. It's not
like the authorities don't know the password - they have no way of knowing
your collection of raccoon porn even exists!
I've signed up for both the above (keep this information just between you
and me) and experimentation so far shows they work as claimed and are dirt
simple to use.
Of course there are other uses, chief among them is backup. A backup stored
on the "cloud" is immune to hardware failure, acts of God such as fire or
flood, burglary, malice by a family member or co-worker, ghastly mistake
), or even prying eyes of an ungrateful spouse.
Amazon has just released an app wherein your music stored on their cloud can
be streamed to your computer (or maybe 'phone).
I plan to store my somewhat extensive collection of squirrel head photos.
Then I can get rid of the actual heads. Maybe donate them to the