Hi-tech and lo-tech

"Technology Advances" Cedar Park, 2016
Photo info: FUJIFILM X100T, 23mm, f/4, 1/13 sec, ISO800
“Technology Advances” Cedar Park, 2016

こんばんは!Hello, how’s it going?

Today’s photo represents today’s hi-tech part of this post. It’s a top down view of some digital storage – the large hard drive is an older 2TB unit that we’ve had for a few years, the smaller hard drive is a brand new Seagate Portable 3TB unit, and the smallest item is a 32GB USB thumb drive.

I’m surprised at how small the 3TB hard drive is, and how inexpensive they have gotten. I bought it at Costco for only $89! It’s USB3, so it doesn’t even have a separate power cord… it draws power through the USB cable. How cool is that? And I love that it doesn’t take up much space, and will be easy to put into my bag when I take it to work. (I keep one of my 2 backup drives at the office) This is an example of technology making things simpler… I love it. 😀

Now for the lo-tech part of the post. Our kitchen sink got clogged way down past the elbow joint and I spent a couple hours trying to fix it. I removed the elbow joint and stuck our plumbing snake pretty far (about 15 feet) but it didn’t seem to hit any clogs, so we’ll have to call a plumber tomorrow.

I feel so stupid because I put a container’s worth of food through the garbage disposal and that seemed to have caused the clog. The food was actually really soft cabbage (from soup), soft tofu, and other soft veggies. I wouldn’t have thought that those could back up the plumbing but perhaps the pipe was just about clogged already and that food just put it over the edge… 😕

Anyways, I think it’s just amazing that we live in a world where most people have magical electronic devices, but we still suffer from clogged plumbing. 🙄

I hope you had a nice Saturday!


– B Barron Fujimoto

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