The Cost Of Hard Disk Storage – Less Than 2 cents a Gigabyte

I purchased my first computer 37 years ago. I sold my Honda Motorcycle and used the profit to buy an Apple II Computer with an RF modulator to connect to my TV and the computer had two floppy disk drives with a grand total of storage of 1/4 of a megabyte or 1/4000th of a gigabyte. My first hard drive was a 10 mb hard disk purchased for what seemed like a King’s Ransom.

Today I saw a 2 Terabyte hard disk selling on Amazon for $70.  My guess is that we will see hard disk storage below one cent in less than 2 years. For me it’s not an issue. My Macbook Pro has 256 gb solid state drive. After 5 years I still have half the drive free because all my photos and videos are stored in the cloud.

What is your prediction of disk storage?

Sourdough Bread, Smoked Salmon, Cream Cheese w/ Chives

Sometimes moving to a new country means giving up some favorites foods from your country of origin.

Yesterday, I had the best sourdough bread and cream cheese I have tasted in Ecuador. Tomorrow you can taste it too.

Join us to taste the best bread, smoked salmon and organic cream cheese with Chives. Greek Yogurt, Jellies, gluten free granola and cakes as well as fresh salmon and trout will be available for purchase.

Santa Canela Restaurant

March 29th from 2:00 – 4:00 pm, Calle Larga 3-82 y Vargas Machuca

Artesan’s Bazaar At The Vegetable Bar 3/25

Hi Everyone,

Join me and 10 other vendors for the first Artesan’s Bazaar on Saturday from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm at The Vegetable Bar (Jacaranda y Paseo 3 de Noviembre (puertas del Sol)
 
List Of Vendors
 
Productos Terranova (Len Charnoff) Salmon and Other Fine Fish Products
Bread by Artsena – Sour Dough, Whole Wheat , Banana Yogurt Cake, Chacitos – Venezuelan delicacy
Hit Attractions – Organic Coffee, Honey, Portugese Wine
Indian Affair – Indian Ice Cream (Kulfi)
Christobal – Yogurt, Granola (Gluten Free), Jellys
Janet Crumley – Dill pickles, Whole and Slice Jalapeños
Boneto – Organic Bone Broth, Homemade Japenese Dumplings, Hart’s Cinnamon Rolls
Inez Liberty – Oatmeal, Cranberry, Apple Bars. Mango Chutney, Pickled Beets
Bob Kezer – Shrub (Mora, Piña, Garlic, – Unsweetened Infused Vinegars,, Pickled Garlic Cloves
La Distribuzione – New York Bagels with Smoked Salmon Spread, Organic Pomodoro Sauces Burrata Cheese
La Huerta De Dia – Fresh Organic Vegetables
 
There will be a  raffle drawing every half hour for one of the vendor’s premier products. 
Come early, and bring your appetite.
 
I have a couple of new products. Email me so that I can reserve them for you 
  • Duck
  • Trout Caviar
  • Scallops
Specials For Saturday Only – Must pick the products up at the Bazaar.
 
  • Buy a dozen individual portions of salmon and get your choice of trout caviar or Japanese Sea Weed free
  • Organic Tilapia – 5 medium fillets $11

Cuenca Street Art Revisited

The problem with having 5 years of posts is that the reader rarely finds posts that are more than a couple of months old.

Cuenca is famous for their very talented street artists. Some would argue that it is just glorified graffiti. I think that a lot of the street art could be easily transferred to a commercial mural.

You be the judge. This video was shot 3 years ago.

 

Prisma Photo Editing App Revisted

It is has been 8 months since I started using the Prisma Photo Editing App. The number of effects have grown to 44. As I mentioned in my first review –

WARNING!,  WARNING! Do not load Prisma Photo App if you have an immediate appointment because you’re going to be immediately addicted to this great photo filter editor. This app could not be simpler.

  • Load your photo
  • Choose your filter
  • Adjust the intensity
  • Save
  • Share

The app is free and runs on IOS and Android. My only complaint is that the saved edited photos does not have enough resolution to print these fantastic works of art.

Email me your favorite Prisma photo and I”ll put it up on my next post.

Below are 4 of my favoritesun-compasina-cominando-de-el-mercado_29987277351_o

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5 Year Anniversary

Thank you Cuenca Tech Life subscribers for challenging me to keep this blog an interesting time in my life and perhaps providing you with some interesting tech observations and predictions.

So what has changed since last year:

  • Only an educated guess but I think Cuenca now has about 7K expats
  • Smartphones continues to be the number one subject followed by photos
  • Fiber Optic is now cheaper than ever 50 mps for $60
  • The Tranvia is now 85% complete only a 23% increase since last year and predicted to open in Oct 2017 almost 2 years behind schedule
  • Ecuador will elect a new president today
  • I now am officially  a Fish Monger and you can see more of my product offering at this link
  • Google and Amazon introduced their new smart speakers (Google Home and Echo) and I predict they will be the next paradigm shift in technology. There are more than 13 million of these products in homes as of this writing.

The three most viewed posts are as follows:

Thank you again for viewing Cuenca Tech Life.

 

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