This is a technical step-by-step guide on how I use Dropbox for photos. Feel free to ask questions using the Ask box.
Dropbox has a referral-based incentive- if you click the link in the last sentence and sign up with it, you and I both get given extra storage. It’s free with the option to subscribe on a monthly basis for more storage and extra features. You can install it on your phone and computer, then access your stuff remotely through the website (obviously with the login details).
I have an iPhone and a PC laptop. Here’s how I do it:
“He often said he had to be a writer because he wasn’t good at anything else. He was not good at being an employee. Back in the mid-1950’s, he was employed by Sports Illustrated, briefly. He reported to work, was asked to write a short piece on a racehorse that had jumped over a fence and tried to run away. Kurt stared at the blank piece of paper all morning and then typed, “The horse jumped over the fucking fence,” and walked out, self-employed again.”—
Mark Vonnegut on his father (Introduction to Armageddon in Retrospect)
I think I reblogged an image of this previously, but the full quote is a thing of wonder.
“Don’t compare yourself to others. Compare yourself to yourself. How about that for a bold idea? Throw out the notion of referencing yourself against others. It would be so easy to compare and put yourself down. You can all too easily waste time and obscure your own potential by trying to match someone else’s. I figure that the great ones thought differently and let their truths guide them no matter what cost. At the end of the day, you can’t fuck with it. When you compare, you immediately ensnare yourself with a ton of variables and assumptions that can pull you off the trail. Anyone who thinks for themselves and acts upon these thoughts stands a chance.”—- Smile, You’re Traveling, Henry Rollins (via meowissey)
“One of my role models is Bob Dylan. As I grew up, I learned the lyrics to all his songs and watched him never stand still. If you look at the artists, if they get really good, it always occurs to them at some point that they can do this one thing for the rest of their lives, and they can be really successful to the outside world but not really be successful to themselves. That’s the moment that an artist really decides who he or she is. If they keep on risking failure, they’re still artists. Dylan and Picasso were always risking failure. This Apple thing is that way for me. I don’t want to fail, of course. But even though I didn’t know how bad things really were, I still had a lot to think about before I said yes. I had to consider the implications for Pixar, for my family, for my reputation. I decided that I didn’t really care, because this is what I want to do. If I try my best and fail, well, I’ve tried my best.”—
—Steve Jobs. CNNMoney/Fortune, November 9, 1998
Yeah, we all know the commencement speech, but this quote really sticks with me.