Online Storage

Video files are huge. 100MB. 1GB. 5GB.  Depending on resolution, frame rate (frames per second, or “fps”), and length.

Trouble is, everything online limits files size.  Facebook (currently, Oct 2013) limits videos go 1GB (=1000MB).  GoDaddy WebsiteBuilder limits videos to 150MB.  That’s low.  Email systems limit the size of file you can send. Sometimes to 20MB. That’s even lower.

Consider an example:

Say a 1hour video file is 2.5GB. Let’s say we want to put that on our website hosted by GoDaddy. We would have to break it up into 17 separate chunks of 3 minutes 30 seconds each. Hardly convenient.

So, what to do?

I think the best answer is paid online storage.  (Un-paid (“free”) online storage, like or facebook take ownership of your images and scan them and sell your profile to 3rd parties.)

Here are the two options i think are the best.  (Dropbox, while paid, is excluded because i sense they sell your profile):

I think is the best. They have privacy. And not too expensive. $5 for 2GB max file size, 100GB max total storage.
full-size image (via screen capture) | Live Page (link was live on 10/20/2013)

Another favorite of mine is But in this case their “docs” is too expensive. $25 for 2GB max file size, 250GB max total storage.
full-size image (via screen capture) | Live Page (link was live on 10/20/2013)

CS Lite MOD – FireFox Add-On – Limits Information Revealed about You Online

In FireFox you can run an add-on called CS Lite MOD which really helps to limit the information that web companies can gather about you while you surf.  It is highly recommended.

“CS” stands for “Cookie Safe”.

The main feature is “Deny Cookies Globally” in the CS Lite -> Options menu.

Then, website by website, you can turn them back on.

CS Lite MOD options deny globally_highlighted

However, there’s a big disadvantage with this approach:

about 50% of websites will not work.  To make them work, i turn on Temporary cookies for that website.  They go away when i delete the window or tab.  Then i have to turn on Temporary cookies when i return to that website.  There’s an add-on bar icon for it

And you can select at which level to allow cookies for each website.

For me, the “Temporary” option disappeared on day.  Apparently that’s common, cuz on the CS Lite MOD page there’s a FAQ about it:

Menu item was not displayed
The lost menu item be found in a “Menu Items” tab of “CS Lite Options”. Menu item is restored with a “Add” button.