I remember when USB drives first hit the market: “32mb of storage on this one tiny stick! Say what?!”. Skip ahead 10 years or so and I now have a 32gb and 16gb USB drive on my keyring – and that’s considered average. If you’re insane, you can blow over $1100 to get your hands on a 1TB USB flash drive – crazy! The problem is that with the incredibly quick technology advances, we end up accumulating old, smaller capacity drives.
I was cleaning out a box in the garage the other day and found a plastic Ferrero Rocher container (those things are great storage solutions!) which was filled with old USB drives and memory cards. 32mb, 128mb, 16mb, 2gb. It’s hard to believe I ever survived using such tiny drives!
What to do with them though? Throwing them away is definitely an option but it does seem wasteful so I’ve put my nerd hat on and come up with 7 ideas:
Globally, 2015 was a depressing year. It’s a reminder that many of us have it pretty damn sweet when compared to people elsewhere in the world. Not that we’re not allowed to complain, but next time I feel the need to complain about peak hour traffic, I’ll try and remember that there are people out there who’d kill for that to be their only issue.
I decided to end the year by reflecting on the many things I’m grateful for and family topped the list. I’m the luckiest guy to have a loving wife and two amazing kids – kids that are all too easy to complain about. The whinging, the sleepless nights, messes, bodily fluids, all of the fun stuff! So many things can annoy us on a daily basis that it’s easy to forget just how awesome having children really is. Let’s kick off 2016 on a positive note with 11 Reasons I Love Being a Dad!
1. I finally get to watch children’s cartoons again without feeling bad