And there you go. I'm back with another post. I spent two weeks without posting a blog post, and then I realized that this was a medium I wanted to continue.
I have closed my eyes, a subtle melody is playing in the background with my headphones on, I can sense my fingers touching the keyboard keys, as I type the words. I can sense the heat around my ears as I am wearing the headphones, I can feel the chill on my feet as it is approaching winters. In this moment, I'm alone, with myself, and in control.
So, let's talk about control today. Yesterday, I my Cornell Tech account was closed, as I am no longer a student there. That meant that I had to transfer al my data and services somewhere else. Imagine getting an email out of the blue from an IT team stating that your account would close and you're expected to transfer al your data outside. While this seems simple in general context, but if you have more than two TB of data stored in the cloud drive, you wouldn't want to make that shift, primarily because you were relying on the service being available. That calls upon the vulnerability of the SaaS model that we're all in right now.
If Google turns off its services today, I'll have a blackout of data, since I store almost everything there. The same holds true for others.
As a result, I have been wanting to purchase and maintain my own account with administrator privileges. Right now, I have my files and documents stored in Parsons's Google Account, and all my photos (HD) stored in my BITS Alumni account. While I don't foresee any of them to close their services on me, I feel that I would be more in control if I own the account I am running.
Well, that's the nature of the system we live in. There is limited guarantee on what you can do, or would be allowed to do. Nevertheless, I would continue to think about streamlining my data, and probably moving from one ecosystem to another.
Meanwhile, I am in my night wear, listening to melodies, and enjoying the light breeze of winter on my face.
Feeling like a storyteller today.