Free Online Storage and Why You Should Be Using It

I use a bunch of free online storage options.  Mainly I use Dropbox for sharing big files, Microsoft OneDrive for stuff that I want to use on any of my computers, GoogleDrive for documents on the fly, Flickr, Amazon mp3 for music.  I don’t use Picassa because it seems when people share photos using Picassa they always send the small compressed files rather than the better quality hi res ones.  For a blog that relys heavily on photos, that’s sucky.  I do think Picassa works well for lots of people and I love most everything else Google but that one little thing drives me nuts about Picassa.

Anyway, it goes without saying that you should back up your hard drive often.  I suggest at least one hard copy onto an external drive and a service like Carbonite that backs everything up to the cloud for your important files like photos, music, videos and documents.

But what I’m mainly focusing on in this post are online storage options that are free and allow you access to the bulk of your photos, music and documents for easy access anywhere you are in the world and from any device.

The main one I use because it syncs so perfectly among all my computers and makes beautiful photo albums I can share on the blog is OneDrive from Microsoft (formerly SkyDrive).  It allows me to make beautiful slideshows and photo presentations and it’s completely free.  I can acess the files from any of my devices including my android phone, Apple iPad, my laptop or my desktop PC. To get it and it’s storage for free click here

Here’s a snapshot of my OneDrive homescreen- Simple, uncluttered, easy to navigate.

I highly recommend you take advantage of this free online storage option

Get it here


Tomorrow DropBox

Parade of Sails Through Gloucester Inner Harbor

Continuing with ” reruns” while in Mexico, the Parade of Sails is another favorite event. So looking forward to this year’s Schooner Festival!

See original post on GMG, September 2, 2013:

Video: Time Lapse Parade of Sails Through Gloucester Inner Harbor

How In The World Did Yodeling Ever Become A Thing?

Will you look at this guy?  Seems like a nice enough bloke right?  Meet him on the street in plainclothes, love to tip one back with him.

But then you put him in the lederhosen, tights, bib, funny hat, I mean what the frick is going on over there?

It’s gotta be the Octoberfest beer, right?  Just get flat out shithoused, that’s the only explanation for making a conscious decision to dress up and sing like this.

Let’s strap on the tights, get crushed and yodel.  That’s what I always say.

12 hours of yodeling or 12 hours of elevator muzak- gotta pick one, which one ya got?

Bowling At Cape Ann Lanes Is a Great Time

They’re doing a great job at Cape Ann Lanes.  We had a blast. Pizza, bowling, arcade games.  Fun City!

Used the UDine4Less coupon, saved a bunch of money and the girls loved it.

I know Kings is the trendy spot right now but I’ve yet to be able to get in there without a 2 hour wait.  We have a great bowling experience right here in Gloucester.

Check out UDne4Less for the coupon too-



Sunday February 23rd 2014 Cape Ann Forecast…

Marine Forecast …
Today: SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 1 foot or less. A slight chance of showers this afternoon.

Tonight: SW winds around 5 kt…becoming W 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt after midnight. Seas 1 foot or less. A chance of rain and snow. Vsby 1 to 3 nm.

Sunday forecast sun / clouds this morning becoming mostly cloudy late highs 45-50 . Brief late sprinkle possible otherwise a beautiful day .
Sunday night clouds few flurries late possible temps in the 30’s… Light winds ..
Monday cold 30’s sun / clouds
Tuesday colder 20’s / 30’s
Wednesday Snow ? 20’s
Thur-Sat very cold low to mid 20’s / night time lows 0-10 above …
Have a wonderful Sunday ! 🙂
Thanks for reading .
Peter Lovasco



If you haven’t joined the new GMG Google+ Community Group then you missed…

If you haven’t joined the new GMG Google+ Community Group then you missed Kenny MacCarthy’s Cape Ann MarketWatch, Brenda Davis’ awesome Rocky Neck then and now photos, and a super cool animated GIF of the Ardelle being launched.

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