For about a year, I’ve been planning on ordering new hard drives for my computer. I’m currently running 4 2TB and I’ve been planning on getting 4 4 TB hard drives during either Black Friday or Cyber Monday sales. It wasn’t until I looked at my phone today and saw some of the useless pictures on it that I realized that maybe it’s not that I’m running out of space, but that I’m a hoarder of useless information.To give you an example of what I’m talking about, I have an average of 300 GB free on each HDD at the time of writing. I do things like music and video production, art, and some video game projects. Granted that those all take up quite a bit of space, I still have things I don’t need or care about. I have pictures from 12 years ago with no real significance. There are pictures I messed up and got blurry on my first take. Still have them. There are bad selfies at awkward angles. Still got them.
I’m not going to look back through pictures I took at a LAN party in middle school. They’re just not relevant to me. I have old chat logs I’ll never read again. I have games I’ll never play. I have videos I’ll never watch again. I have recordings I didn’t end up using and never will. Maybe part of it is laziness, but I feel that I’m sentimental toward things that I have no sentiment for. “You never know, you might need it!” The truth is, I won’t.
It’s like when you play those FPSs, and you have a rocket launcher with 16 rockets. You get to a really hard fight, and you want to use the rockets and then you’re like, “Wait, what if something harder is after this fight?” So you don’t use the rocket launcher, and after you finish that fight, the level is over.
I don’t know, maybe I’m getting tangential now, it was just an interesting moment of introspection I wanted to share and now I want to play Serious Sam.