With the amazing advances in internet technology in the 21st century a relatively new concept known as Cloud Storage has come to light, so what is Cloud Storage?
Cloud storage is simply explained as a digital space within which you can store your personal files on massive data centres. These files are accessed through a password protected account from any computer, tablet, smart phone or networked device.
OK so it’s a little late in the year for this post, but interesting none the less!
Summer festival’s. Warm weather (maybe), good music, friends, and an awesome atmosphere! What more could you ask for?
Weather it be V, Glastonbury, Bestival, Reading/Leeds or a whole host of the UK’s best music events of the year, with these companies YOU can! Thousands of people a year get free entrance, drinks, food and accommodation at the best UK festivals.
There is a catch with this one, you will have to put in some time working. Usually bar work, stewarding and clean up. You work your shifts and free time is free time. Meet new people, soak up the amazing festival culture and have fun.
We have sourced the best links in the UK for festival volunteer opportunities, and here they are!
Festival volunteer – bar gig’s at Bestival, The Secret Garden Party among others. Application form and small assessment to sign up.
- Free entry.
- One free meal per shift.
- Two free drinks after each shift.
Hotbox Events – recruits and manages the CAT festival staff and volunteers at the Reading, Leeds, Latitude and Big Chill Festivals. Festival line-ups usually go live in March each year.
Hotbox newsletter is found HERE
Festaff – Festaff began supplying a few casual staff to T in the Park over ten years ago. Since then the client list has grown and Festaff now offer casual employment opportunities at over 20 music festivals in the UK. Music Festivals include Bestival, Creamfields, Wickerman, Camp Bestival, V, Isle of Wight Festival, Sonispshere, Rockness and Download.
Festaff newsletter is found HERE.
Freecycle..heard of it?
On May 1st, 2003, Deron Beal sent out the first e-mail announcing The Freecycle Network™ to about 30 or 40 friends and a handful of nonprofits in Tucson, Arizona. At the time Deron founded The Freecycle Network, he worked with a small nonprofit organization, RISE, which provides recycling services to downtown businesses and transitional employment to Tucsonans in need.
As the team recycled, rather than watching perfectly good items being thrown away, they found themselves calling or driving around to see if various local nonprofits could use them. Thinking there had to be an easier way, Beal set up that first Freecycle e-mail group in a way that permitted everyone in Tucson to give and to get. Freecycle was off and running.
The Freecycle concept has since spread to over 85 countries, where there are thousands of local groups representing millions of of members — people helping people and ‘changing the world one gift at a time.’ As a result, we are currently keeping over 500 tons a day out of landfills! This amounts to five times the height of Mt. Everest in the past year alone, when stacked in garbage trucks!
By giving freely with no strings attached, members of The Freecycle Network help instill a sense of generosity of spirit as they strengthen local community ties and promote environmental sustainability and reuse. People from all walks of life have joined together to turn trash into treasure.
Basically, a worldwide network of people who have or want free stuff! There can be amazing finds and almost no boundaries as to what is available. Check this initiative out and help reduce consumer consumption and waste, whilst picking up something awesome.
4Shared is a website dedicated to sharing what you have. There are various arguments with the legality of content and owners rights to distribution. After reading their ‘Copyright infringement’ section, all should be clear. Some uploads inevitably fall through the cracks and you are somehow able to download the latest issue of ’50 shades’ among many others. However this practice is not recommended and should not happen ;-P
In any case, there are tonnes of uploads and I have personally dug-up some items that I could not find elsewhere.