This week’s episode is about how I implemented Zero Data: having all my data in the cloud. This has been an essential part of adopting a digital nomad lifestyle but is also relevant for anyone who wants a more minimalist, clutter-free life.
I digitised any kind of data that could be digitised, such as music, movies, photos, books, and documents. Once digital, I moved all my data into cloud storage of one kind or another. Then I got rid of all data clutter that was part of my stuff. I got rid of all my CDs, DVDs, Photos, spare computers, etc. Now all my data lives in the cloud.
In the episode, I explain how I implemented a zero data system, and I outline some of the key issues to address. These include privacy (encryption), backup, redundancy, and sync vs archive.
- Article: Zero Data: Thoughts About Sync, Storage, and Backup
- TVL Episodes on minimalism
- Going Paperless Part 1 and Part 2
- Cloud Music: iTunes Match, Apple Music, Spotify, Google Play Music
- Cloud Movies: Netflix, iTunes
- Cloud Storage: Dropbox, Google Drive, iCloud
- Cloud Books: Calibre E-Book Management
- Cloud Notes: Evernote
- Encryption: SpiderOak, Boxcryptor, FileVault
- Backup: Crashplan, Backblaze, Time Machine, SuperDuper
Listen to Episode 238