Valentine's Day 2019 is in few days. We are getting ready to give our loved one a surprise gift to show them how much they are loved and appreciated.
My husband has made reservations, so we will spend some quality time in our area favorite restaurant. The bouquet of roses and box of chocolates will be there as all these years. There are other ways to also personalize some gifts or buy from artisans that special unique gift.
I had bought a beautiful frame to have a picture of me as gift Christmas time. However, I never got around to give it to him. He had been asking me to give him a print of a photo of me for his office desk. I should pick one and do it asap.
What's your plans for Valentine's Day?
I should take advantage of this special from Blurb and pick our latest vacation photos and make a photo book. You might check out this special offer from Blurb: it's valid only for this period 02/10/2019 - 02/14/2019
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In this digital age, we have so many password for various online access points. We don't usually give a thought as to what might happen someday in the future.
Today I read of the Crypto Exchange company owner's death. There was a major problem for the company. No one in the company knew the password! So now they have problem paying the investors!
Do you have a plan set for your digital passwords? It's something you might like to think about, as we never know the future. Best to think what steps we could take now, so that if people are affected by our sickness or inevitable death someday, there wouldn't be any problems in accessing. What's your digital legacy upon your death? It's something to think about. I had noticed Facebook has an option you might like to check out what to do with your account upon your death.
Actually even before the digital age, people used to go to various lengths to conceal valuables. This week I was having a conversation with a lady. She was telling me of a sad situation that happened to her own great grandmother. Her great grandfather was a jeweler and dies unexpectedly of tuberculosis. After a while, the great grandmother finds in one of his suit jackets a special note addressed to her. She reads the note and he says that he loves her a lot and upon his death, she will be very well taken care of. He tells her that the handles of his jewelry tools were made of gold. He explains that he had concealed them with another metal to disguise. She immediately panics, as she had given away the tools to another relative after his death! She runs over to the house of the relatives, who all of a sudden were showing signs of wealth. They had bought a new house and a car. She asks them if she could have her husband's tools back. And they DENY they have them! And they add, he was a very good man. She is speechless and goes home.
This is a great lesson for all of us, for tangible or intangible keys or passwords.
This is the article I referred to above. It's on CNET
Crypto exchange founder dies, taking the password (and $190M) with him A cryptocurrency exchange can't access the millions of dollars it owes investors.
We co-sponsor two upcoming events in March.
On Monday March 5th is the "Crafting Together" event in Bayside, Queens, NYC. And on Wednesday March 14th is the upcoming Business Networking and Collaboration event.
We hope you can join us.
For RSVP and registration please follow this link and find the event that suits your needs:
What's new at Bayside Digital:
At Bayside Digital, we do more than digitizing your family photos and videos. We pay attention to the individual needs of our clients and offer services which we might be able to provide.
We updated our PORTFOLIO section and it's no longer password protected. We took off the scanning service others have provided and our clients have chosen ours. We will show them to our clients, who might ask for samples of our work when they set up an appointment with us.
We added links to websites we created and maintain. As well as for those who sell online, we provide "lookbooks" and "styleboards". Those visual boards help clients make better decision when then decide to buy a merchandise.
If you are interested in this service, let us know. Contact us
Why do we hold on to our photos and videos?
This is the time of year, we think of memories we created over the years with family and dear friends. Some left us untimely, new connections formed and life moved on. The moments we captured with our cameras or camcorders don't change, while everything else in our life changes.
We were watching past videos of our family gatherings, Christmases and vacations in the past. It was amazing to see those videos taken over few decades and never having the time to see them due to my hectic life. Trying to balance family's needs with my career at the UN. Having those VHS and 8 mm tapes digitized made it a breeze to enjoy those precious moments on tape on Christmas day after our quietest and most enjoyable family dinner. It was amazing to see our sons crawling, decorating the Christmas tree with their father, birthday celebrations, the relatives on both sides coming over. Seeing our late mother and father, late sister-in-law, niece and nephews as kids, bridal showers. You analyse what was then and how things are now. Various personalities and how they changed unexpectedly over time. Vacations we took over the years.
What's the status of your family photos and videos? FYI videos deteriorate over time!! The sooner they are transferred, the better to insure their safety. Some of our videos already showed signs that they had started to deteriorate. Some segments we had taped without sound. Other times, the video was going on but the video taker wasn't aware that the tape was on. It's amusing to see those tapes. It was so easy to click on the year and go chronologically thru those tapes on our laptop.
What is the status of your family photos and videos? How about those mementos, greeting cards you don't want to part with, they could be scanned. We also scan documents in 24 languages and turn into searchable .pdf
What is your digital needs? We would love to hear from you! Share your stories.
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