pip_r_lagenta (pip_r_lagenta) wrote,

Plans for the ONE Gigabyte


It has been over two months since Comcast told me (and other Comcast users) that they would be increasing the size of their on-line storage by forty times (from 25 Mb to 1 GB).  Comcast said that they would do it "soon".  I started this "blog" to report on the many uses to which I would put this new expanded storage space.  You see, I use this space for my web site http://home.comcast.net/~galentripp/pip.html.  I have used up my 25 Mb, having only 55 KB left for use on my web site.  55 KB is enough for one medium sized JPEG.

I took some nice photos at the Ride the Blinds gig in San Francisco last Friday night.  I would like to post the best of the photos to my web site... but no.  I should point out that I don’t really post straight up photos.  I manipulate my photos extensively before showing them.  For me, that is the fun part... the manipulation.  Since I ran out of space for my web site, three or four months ago, I have made eight or ten "photos" that I would like to put up.  I would have manipulated more photos, but I am taking a college course this semester.

Ideas keep popping into my head about what I could do with a full Gigabyte of web site space.  Some years ago, I scanned into my computer my collection of 100-year-old postcards that had belonged to the first wife of my mother’s father.  There are more than a hundred of them.  I would love to set up a page displaying them!

I have a movie of the Raccoons that come in the cat-door every night to eat the cat food.  I would like to post that, but it is 16 Mb all by itself.  I made one attempt to post my "Raccoon Movie" to YouTube, but it failed.  If I have success posting it anywhere, I will report it here.

If Comcast continues to fail to provide the promised expanded storage space, I will be forced to pay real money to acquire a real web site.  If I do that, I will end my business relationship with Comcast and get a different ISP.

---Pip R. Lagenta
Tags: comcast, photos, postcards, raccoon, web
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