So, I have nearly a terabyte of photos of my daughter stored on a computer which has been taken over by tr/crypt.xpack.gen (if that is your real name). It would probably be best that I store the photos on some sort of server somewhere (clouds?), but I know nothing of such things. Any advice on online storage, computer security, and not shooting in raw would be greatly appreciated. Please help, as we would rather not have to force my daughter back in the womb to recreate the photos of her birth. [more inside]
Moving out of the UK in a week to travel abroad. Will move back to London in September. Where to keep stuff throughout this period? [more inside]
I bought a hot rotisserie chicken from the deli section at the local health food store today. I took it apart and packed the light and dark meat and some of the skin into glass mason jars. I am storing these jars in my fridge. How long can I expect them to last? Can I eat the chicken from the jars 3 to 4 days from now? If I had just put the whole chicken in the fridge, would it have lasted longer? Thank you so much!
Can I use my iPod Touch as a backup for my pc/documents/pics/music? I thought they absolutely could be used for pics and music but then whats the deal with programs that aid in making your iPod Touch a legit hard drive? Alternatively, what to do with an iPod Touch now that I have another iDevice? [more inside]
Where can I buy a lockable storage cabinet for several external hard drives, with a hole for cables to the outside? [more inside]
We have suddenly found ourselves in possession of a potentially-valuable signed animation cell. What's the best way to store it, and eventually frame and display it? [more inside]
How to store lemon zest? [more inside]
I collect images on Tumblr, Evernote, iPhoto, and my harddrive. Please help me organize this process! [more inside]
Where to find/how to build an outdoor bike locker for use at home? [more inside]
How can I organize all of these video clips from different sources (Flip cam, iPhone cam, etc) into some kind of database to make it usable? [more inside]
What is a maximum hard drive storage does Playstation 3 (FAT) can handle? [more inside]
iPhoto replacement for Windows 7...NOT PICASA! [more inside]
How to maximize IO for a fairly large dataset to a single machine? [more inside]
What's the most polite and likely-to-be-successful way to ask my new neighbors if I can continue to store my bike on the landing outside their apartment? [more inside]
This may be so simple as to be a waste of a question, but help me out: I have a bunch of dress shirts that are traditionally hung up, but due to a (favorable) change in my dress code at work, I’d like to take them down and put them away to free up some closet space. I seem to remember there being some sort of framework/insert that you could buy and insert into such shirts that would help them keep their shape better or not get permanently irrevocably wrinkled. Any idea what these things are called and where I could buy them online?
I need advice from experienced bakers, pavlova makers, or Kiwis/Aussies. How do you transport a pavlova? And do you pre-assemble it or not? I'm making a pavlova for a birthday dinner & I'm concerned about cracking & sogginess. Help! [more inside]
Dried out corks in wine bottles come apart in pieces - what to do? [more inside]
Help me to hide my 5 gallon Arrowhead bottles! [more inside]
Please help me get my RAID 5 disks organized. I have two RAID 5 arrays that I feel I could make better use of. [more inside]
I need to quickly become an expert in SAN technology. [more inside]
Organizing a pantry. BPA plastics and dry goods. Resources and suggestions for food storage and organization. [more inside]
What is the hands-down cheapest way to store a large amount of data online: say 100GB with say 100GB transfer per month? Bandwidth and transfer limit aren't a priority as long as media files can be streamed right away any time. Why? Because we would all like to put our music collections online. The lowest I've found is about 10 cents per gigabyte.
Where can I find plastic storage trays with a large (50ish) number of small (about 1 cubic inch, or a cube of about 16 ccs if you roll that way) compartments? [more inside]
Is there such a thing as a foldable or compact squat rack/cage, and where can I find it? [more inside]
I'm subletting my house for 6 months and need to leave my car in my garage for that period. My tenants have offered to start the car periodically the keep the battery running. The car is not registered, so they won't be able to drive it more than a few feet on driveway (backing out and driving back in). Is this amount of activity enough so that the car will be functional when I return? Or do I need to take more extensive storage measures (e.g. disconnecting battery)? Thanks!
Looking for a transparent NAS storage solution [more inside]
I have a lot of digital photos and videos. What's a reliable, safe, redundant and not-too-costly system for storing personal media files? [more inside]
How do you safely store embroideries and precious fabric? [more inside]
Attractive modular media shelving? [more inside]
I'm looking for the best customer-facing remote backup solution that can back up from my network NAS drive. A lot of the customer-facing solutions like MozyHome don't support the NAS drive. Also I'm wondering...with 1 terabyte to back up, won't it take months to upload?
I've recently (sadly, I might say) started watching Storage Wars on A & E. Outside of the slightly gameshow aspect of the program, can anyone tell me anything about buying and flipping defaulted storage units? It seems fascinating beyond the trashy staged feel of the TV show.
Please help me organize my ball cap collection... [more inside]
Looking for a good way to get a backup my photo archive to DVDs. [more inside]
I want to save my bookmarks on a flash drive, and then sync them with anything I happen to bookmark in my browser throughout the day. Is this possible? [more inside]
Help me find a personal offsite data backup service. [more inside]
What is your recommendation for an all weather, including winter, motorcycle cover? [more inside]
I have seen these lovely wooden boxes in japanese magazines, and I believe from an American or British online retailer in the past. [more inside]
How much memory do I need, to accommodate my uses for an iPad? [more inside]
What are your recommendations for a quiet, reliable, FW800 RAID array for home use? [more inside]
Need a flexible storage cabinet for clothes and small items. Ideally, something that would look nice in an apartment and allow me to customize the inside space. [more inside]
I need help figuring out where to put all my teeny, easily lost, stuff. [more inside]
In need of guidance on utilitarian (read: cheap) wall shelving. I have one set that came with the room that are precisely what I need, but I can't seem to find them anywhere. Help? [more inside]
How do I best store my food so it neither goes bad nor attracts fruit flies? [more inside]
Any thoughts on an alternative for this super expensive flat file for a printmaker? [more inside]
I have a pre-paid cell phone that I let my family/friends use when they come to visit me in Japan. I don't plan on using it for almost a year. What should I do with the battery? [more inside]
Do I risk damaging my nice acoustic guitar by keeping it on a wall hanger? [more inside]
Best way to store bikes in a small(ish) apartment? [more inside]
Your recommendations for affordable self storage in Brooklyn or (VERY near to NYC) New Jersey? [more inside]
We've had a couch in a storage unit for a few years now. We'd like to bring it back into our apartment. What precautions should we take before we bring it? (i.e. concerns about dust, pests, molds.) The couch is fabric (not microfiber to my recollection) and has not been wrapped.