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Having a disorganized computer can slow down your whole system but storage is more than a set it and forget it issue. In this episode of the Kennedy-Mighell Report, hosts Tom Mighell and Dennis Kennedy talk about both manual and automated processes to clean out the storage on your computer and mobile devices. They discuss reasons not to hoard files and the importance of finding your own method of organization and storage and sticking with it.

As always, stay tuned for the parting shots, that one tip, website, or observation that you can use the second the podcast ends.

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The Kennedy-Mighell Report

Digital Spring Cleaning



Intro: Web 2.0, Innovation, Trend, Collaboration, Software, Metadata… Got the world turning as fast as it can, hear how technology can help, legally speaking with two of the top legal technology experts, authors and lawyers, Dennis Kennedy and Tom Mighell. Welcome to The Kennedy-Mighell Report here on the Legal Talk Network.


Dennis Kennedy: And welcome to Episode #214 of The Kennedy-Mighell Report. I am Dennis Kennedy in Ann Arbor.

Tom Mighell: And I am Tom Mighell in Dallas. Before we get started, we would like to thank our sponsors.

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Dennis Kennedy: In our last episode we dissected the commonly used legal tech saying these days that goes, people, process, technology in that order and whether we thought it’s really true or not. And we recommend that you listen to that discussion if people process and technology are of interest to you and they should be.

In this episode we go back to some basics on cleaning up your personal data storage, a topic at the top of mind for me after our recent move to Ann Arbor.

Tom, what’s all on our agenda for this episode?

Tom Mighell: Well Dennis, in this edition of The Kennedy-Mighell Report we will indeed be discussing spring cleaning and taking a fresh look at your personal data storage and filing approaches.

In our second segment we are going to talk about rebooting or more likely resetting your home and office routers in response to a recent FBI warning about malware. And as usual we will finish up with our parting shots, that one tip, website, or observation that you can start to use the second that this podcast is over.

But first up, spring cleaning your personal data. Dennis, my main comment here is that with Dallas seeing temperatures in the 100s for the next week or so, I would say spring is long gone, but in my opinion cleaning your computers and your devices is always a good idea no matter the season, no matter the time of year.

The problem with cleaning though is that somebody actually has to get up and do it. There is not an easy button for doing this job, which is why we want to talk about it today.

Dennis, why isn’t this just a set and forget issue?

Dennis Kennedy: You know I really wish it was and I know there are some people who use different software tools like Hazel and other things to do some automatic cleaning for them, but those are sort of rare people. And as we were moving I started to think about all the data I had at all the different places, what I was going to take with me, what I was going to consolidate, how I was going to get on top of what needed to be sort of archived in a sense and what I would want to make available.

So there were some things I did before the move. I was careful how I move things here and backing up in more places online, and then once I got here I also kind of was ready to launch into things.

But gosh, it’s just really hard. I mean what I notice is that it’s not — I mean, Tom, you are in the records management world and it’s sort of like not — I don’t feel like I have hard drives anymore, I feel like I have personal data repositories these days. Even one person just has a huge amount of data. Is that the same feeling you get?

Tom Mighell: Oh no, it absolutely is. And if we are spending most of this time talking about personal data repositories, I would say that at a personal level I think it’s a lot harder to manage. It’s a lot harder to deal with than it would be frankly at a law firm or a business level.

At the law firm or company level, you can at least implement some tools, Hazel notwithstanding. There aren’t a lot of personal tools out there that can automate the process of deletion, not for individuals. And when you are talking about your own personal stuff, you are really talking about more manual, thoughtful processes for dealing with things, for cleaning things out.

And here’s the problem with that is that we really don’t want to take the time to do this stuff. We have got day jobs. We don’t want to just come home and do cleaning. And we have got other things we would rather be doing, and I think probably, as I have probably mentioned on the podcast where we have talked about information governance, I think most of us would just prefer to keep everything, and I am sure we are going to get into that subject in just a minute.


But I think I have mentioned this on the podcast before. There are really good reasons why you should clean out your stuff occasionally, whether it’s personal or work. I mean those reasons are going to be, if we are talking personal, we are mostly talking about productivity. The more stuff you have, the harder it is to get through it, to find it.

We can talk about just pointing a search tool at it and dealing with it, but frankly if the search results come up with lots and lots and lots of old, maybe irrelevant stuff that you don’t need anymore, it’s not useful to you whether you keep it all and keep it in one place. That may be the main driver for individuals.

Cost, maybe a lesser issue for people, it’s probably more of an issue for your firm, for your company or things like that. But I think that there’s really some good reasons for it and that’s why I am glad we are talking about this today.

Dennis Kennedy: Yeah. I mean I think it does come down to that notion of these days where you start to think, hey, storage is really cheap these days. I mean I am not sure, it seems like 2 terabyte drive is probably under $100 these days. So storage is super cheap. And there’s this notion of, hey, maybe I should just keep everything. And you can do a search, but I think conceptually that’s easy, but I just keep running into different problems that come up.

So I have a bunch of backup hard drives, all of them about a terabyte and then you are trying to make a decision, okay, so what’s stored on these, do I put photos on these, music on one? Are they all backed up? Is it complete on each one or what is the overlap, what might be missing and what happens if I drop one, which I have done before?

And then the searching, I just ran into this big issue, because I was doing tons of scanning before we moved and I was using my ScanSnap, which auto names things, and so I decided I will just go with the auto naming and it OCR’s things so I can search.

And you are right Tom, you can search, but sometimes there’s like a zillion results it looks like when you are just looking for something that has your name and I guess a PowerPoint presentation you did or something like that. Or if you are looking for a certain bill and then you have got to wade through that stuff.

And on some things I would add like a little thing that would say, like house documents or something like that to help identify, but in most cases I didn’t, and I am not going to go back through all those sort of files with sort of random numerical names or semi-random names to sort those out.

So that sort of save everything, scan, and search kind of works, but it mainly works on stuff that I don’t really need to look at, again, because it just brought up a bigger problem for me than I expected. So I got rid of all the paper. That’s the good news. But I am not sure I have got everything captured in something that’s useable for me rather than just a stored form.

Tom Mighell: Maybe part of that’s because you relied on the technology to tell you what you needed to do without actually saying, here is the best way to go about it. I mean, I think that what’s interesting about this conversation so far is that you are talking almost solely from the standpoint of standalone storage, mobile storage. I am coming at this and I have come from this and we will be talking about this more coming completely from a cloud-based standpoint, because my first question to you is why do you need all those backup hard drives, what’s the point? Back it up to the cloud. I have got one version in the cloud storage that I use, but I also have one backup, why do you need more than that? And I guess you can answer that in just a second.

But I think that for me, the arguments against keeping everything forever is what are you keeping? Does it matter that you are keeping it for a long time in terms of what if you get hacked? What if your computer for some reason — we talk about what we are going to talk about in our B Segment, what if that happens to you and you get hacked? What if somebody gets into your documents? What if you lose your hard drive and someone, I am assuming it’s encrypted, but what if someone was able to get into it? Does your hoarding hurt you if someone gets into those files?

I think that from a business standpoint that’s certainly a bigger risk. There are bigger risks, there are bigger costs that are available, but I know lots of people who keep all their bank statements for the last 25 years. And if someone was able to get into all of those and you are keeping them for that long, what does that do for you? Does that hurt you or not? It may be a risk that you are willing to take, but I think that being able to sort these things, get through them all, get them in a way where I can access them when I need them, because really what I do is, is that if I need to search through things, I am not actually a searcher. I am, I think we have talked about this before on a prior podcast when we talk about email, is that email users are either filers or pilers.

The pilers are the people who just put it all in a folder and let Google search it. The filers are the ones who actually try to set some kind of system up and naming conventions and ways to do that and I try to do that. So I wind up being somebody who can drill down and navigate to the file that I need without having to use the search tool very often.


Frankly, I find the Windows search tool not real helpful. I have actually tried to use the online OneDrive or the online Dropbox, I don’t find that terribly helpful either. I would actually rather use Google’s. I don’t use Google Drive for my storage, but the one thing that would make sense about that is to actually use the search tool, because I think it’s the one that would actually get me where I need to.

So I will come back to my original question and say, why all the mobile backup, why all the standalone backup stuff?

Dennis Kennedy: Well, because I am in a period of transition, so now I am closer to you in relying on OneDrive and Dropbox and the iCloud, to a lesser extent because I recognize the inherent difficulties, but I also have all these portable hard drives, USB drives, other things I have gathered over the years and so I am transitioning away from those.

And so you have this — I think what you run into is that notion of saying well, if I got everything up into the cloud and I knew that, then I could get rid of this other stuff, but I don’t know how good of a job I did on any of that stuff and so there is that sort of packrat mentality that says, oh, just to be careful I will have this stuff. Although, I mean, I think you probably run into this in your work all the time, people are really concerned about saving stuff that they will never ever, ever, ever look at again.

Tom Mighell: Constantly, yeah.

Dennis Kennedy: Yeah. So I look at that and then I also say, how do I get rid of that stuff, how do I make it more rational? I am the classic piler versus the filer, I can tell you that. And then also how do we move — so we have the different online things, how are we sure that we are consistent in those repositories and then what about the things like Google Docs and Slack and other things, we are restoring documents, how do we make sure that we are able to find everything?

So there is a sort of — I guess from my perspective that sense of things kind of really getting a little bit out of control, but the need to say, can I organize things in a way so there is an archive that maybe I need to find something someday and I feel comfortable knowing is there — and then something that’s more of a file system that says here are things I might need to access templates, presentations I have done and stuff like that. Can I make them a lot more accessible so I can find them?

So I don’t know whether that’s a great answer to your question, I would just say Tom, I am in transition and it’s just sort of bringing up for me what are a new set of problems, but ones I think that we all need to start to take on.

Tom Mighell: But it’s not any different from what we see and what in my job I see in the corporate world is that individuals who are working for corporations wind up having 10 or 15 different repositories where they store information and they always have difficulty figuring out, now, where did I keep this or where do I put that and they are generally stored and organized different in all 15. I mean there is no consistency in those.

And what we try to do is we try to put together a strategy that says look, let’s consolidate the repositories that you have. It may not be possible to just go down to one repository. For me and my personal, I am really able to keep things primarily in OneDrive. I do use Dropbox for the friends of mine who use it, but I really only use it as a file transfer mechanism, because I have got Office 365, I am using OneDrive all the time. I like it. It works just great for me, so why do I need anything else. I have got a backup. I don’t keep anything on mobile storage or anything like that.

But maybe you or whoever is listening to this can’t get to that one repository, but the goal should be get to a reasonable amount of consolidation and stick to the plan. Talk about how can you find things better; naming conventions are a dime a dozen. Everybody has their own naming convention. Great, find your naming convention and stick with it. Don’t deviate from it. Find whatever works for you and use it.

To me, that’s the best advice is to just find the one that works the best for you and don’t get rid of it, because I think that’s where things get out of control is, I see it a lot with my corporate clients where things get out of control where I go into a file share, a shared drive and I find a folder that’s just called Dave or a file folder of last year’s Christmas menus and things like that and people just go in and store things and they don’t have any rhyme or reason with how they have done it and that’s really how it gets out of control.

Pick a plan, develop a strategy and you stand a better chance of being able to kind of bring order to that, whether you are keeping it all or whether you are getting rid of it.

Dennis Kennedy: Yeah. And I also think there’s this weird sort of sunk cost notion. So you are saying look, if I am paying $99 a year for Dropbox and I bought this hard drive for $100 and it’s like I am going to use them because I paid for them. So I think you probably have to overcome some of that.


So I think that consolidation is good, but that brings up a number of things I think that you can probably talk to, Tom. So I would like something that’s like a federated search, I will call it, so I can search across everything, because I know there is stuff that’s escaping, like I said Slack, Google Docs, those sorts of things and is there a way to search across those or to pull those together, so generally people call that federated search.

Naming conventions, I think you are right, you just pick something and you go with it.

Version control can be a little tricky. Kind of the best time for me personally was when I was using World Docs on one computer and just pulling everything into that, because then it was just handling things, naming, version control, all of that, so that was an approach.

And then there’s duplication. Okay, so you have all these files and which one is the real one and why do you have so many copies of things, especially photos and MP3s and stuff.

And then I just think it just — I look at what most people are doing, including myself, and just feel so darn messy. So I don’t know Tom, do you have thoughts on those problems that come up?

Tom Mighell: Well, yeah, I mean I think it’s messy because it lacks order and maybe that’s just self-evident that I say that, but if it had order, then it would be easier for you to deal with on a regular basis.

And so my first recommendation, whether you are doing it for yourself or whether you are doing this in a company is, we recommend that companies have yearly cleanup days, whether they are just doing paper or whether they are going into their email and their electronic records, set aside time once a year. Don’t do it all the time. I mean if you want to do it all the time, that’s great, but don’t put yourself through that.

If you really want to find a time to, one, set up a schedule, set up your strategy and follow it, but then also take that time to go in and say, all right, the way that I like to set some of my files up are I do them by year is usually how I am setting up my articles, my presentations, my family expenses and financial stuff, I usually set it up by year, which should make it easy for me to just go in and just lop off the oldest year once I get to a point where I am comfortable.

It’s that sort of level of thinking is to organize your files in a way so that when you go in, you don’t have to go and worry about that it’s messy, it’s all in one place and you can say you know what, this is an old file, an old set of files, I can get rid of them.

One of the ways that I have also done this, being a Gmail user, but I think that you can do this with multiple — I mean you can do this with Outlook. I have this as well is I have set up a search in Gmail to bring back all of my email that’s older than a certain period of time. I made the decision a while back that I don’t need most of my email longer than three years from a personal standpoint. There is a lot of email that I would like to keep longer than three years and I do, but I don’t need to keep everything forever.

And so I have basically set up a little search tool that if I click the button, it will automatically bring back all the email that’s older than three years old and I go to the top of that list and I say do I need any of this stuff anymore and I just get rid of it. It takes me 30 seconds to go through it everyday and it’s just an easy way to get rid of older email. When you don’t have the tools that can do it automatically, building some sort of process to do that is I think a good idea.

Here is my last tip that I also find useful is we have been talking mostly about the storage that you have on your computer, we really haven’t talked about storage that you have on your mobile devices. And I know if you are an Android user, for those of you who might be using Android out there, I don’t think that iOS has this — they may not have the issue the same way, but an Android phone, an Android device works much the same as your computer is that it accumulates junk files, it accumulates things over time. And there is actually a Files Go App that Google has, that is a terrific file manager, but it also allows you to delete all the caches on your phone.

So if you have been watching videos, they store cache; if you use Google Maps, it stores the caches of the maps that you have used; if you go on Instagram, it will keep a track of what you have been watching, and it keeps backups of all that stuff that you don’t need to keep on your phone.

I really love it. I keep that thing clean. I delete programs I haven’t used in a really long time. It will say here, you haven’t used this program in over six months, do you want to get rid of it? It’s a great idea to do that.

So I think don’t limit yourself to cleaning just your computer, look at the other electronic devices in your life and see if it’s worth looking at those and trying to get rid of some things there too.

Dennis Kennedy: Yeah. So I actually do use the yearly folders approach and then also I roll things off, so I don’t delete in the same way you do, but typically I am going to have like folders for the last three years and then at the end I will roll everything into one folder that says, so let’s say like 2015 and before, and that’s how I do it.


But I think you are right, that cleanup thing is great, the idea of spring cleaning is great. I think paying attention to it once a year and then just taking a good hard look at it. And for me, I have this notion of Tech Zero where I want to reevaluate my whole approach to technology. And I think that as I said I’m in this transition phase to more of an online thing. I’m probably still going to have some kind of mobile, what you call Mobile Backup because it’s hard for me not to do that. But, I think the movement online this is really important.

Any other thoughts to wrap it up, Tom?

Tom Mighell: Not really. I mean, I think that just developing, trying to be more disciplined. I hate to say it’s another one of those resolutions; but, I think you and I talk about it. When we do our resolutions podcast is finding a way to get better control over what you have, and I think the problem is the alternative is, is you get more out of control. Is that there’s more stuff that’s there it just gets harder. And so, why give in to that? Go ahead and develop a system. It doesn’t have to be a Draconian system, it doesn’t have to be something you deal with every day, but it needs to be something you feel comfortable with, and I think just getting started will make you feel a lot better if you feel out of control of what you have.

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Tom Mighell: And now let’s get back to The Kennedy-Mighell Report. I’m Tom Mighell.

Dennis Kennedy: And I’m Dennis Kennedy. Seemed like everywhere I looked on Memorial Day weekend, people were telling everyone to reboot their home in small business Internet routers because of an FBI warning. By the way my ISP remained quite silent on this topic.

Some recommended even resetting routers to factory settings and installing new firmware. Now, probably not many users who don’t work as network administrators took that one on. Tom, what’s the story here and what should people really be doing?

Tom Mighell: Okay, so here’s the deal. There is some malware out there that was probably created by some Russian State-sponsored hackers and it’s called VPN Filter. It’s estimated that this malware has infected somewhere upwards north of 500,000 routers and the malware has the ability to steal your personal information. It can redirect web traffic to spoof websites; although there hasn’t been a lot of proof of that that I can tell.

One of the things that they have been able to show is it can actually brick your computer or whatever device is connected to it, is that it can make that unusable. So, pretty bad stuff and pretty scary that it’s able to do it.

The malware specifically is affecting routers made by Linksys, Netgear and TP-Link. There are couple of others that are out there, but it’s also affecting — not only routers but it’s also affecting some if you have Network-Attached Storage or NAS devices, it also has the potential to infect those devices as well.

Now, what’s interesting is, the FBI recommended rebooting your router to be safe, and I don’t think that can hurt you. I think that’s a good idea. Go ahead and do it. But most of the computer security experts that I’ve seen actually recommend that you perform a reset of your router, and I’m going to argue against Dennis’ comments that you don’t have to be a network administrator to do it. We’ll post a couple of links on how to get that done. It’s really not terribly difficult to do it.

My recommendation is, to avoid worrying about this in the future use a mesh network system like the Eero system. I went out and looked — when I saw the stories on the news, I went out to look and see how people who use Eero to connect to the Internet did and frankly because the Eero devices don’t have a local administrative panel that’s how the malware was accessing it and infecting your router. There’s no admin panel that is local to you on the Eero devices. It can’t be compromised the same way and they’re protected. I think even better a service like Eero and I don’t want to make this an ad for Eero, but I really have enjoyed using it.

It has its own scanning service. It routinely scans your incoming traffic and it blocks bots and malware and viruses, and so, having that — it’s something that you don’t have to manage. It’s something that’s being managed and because it’s being managed centrally then it doesn’t have the same weaknesses that having these routers might present.

So, that’s kind of my take; Dennis, what about you?


Dennis Kennedy: Well, I think it’s not really the difficulty of the reset. It’s kind of the scariness of it –

Tom Mighell: I agree.

Dennis Kennedy: — because you don’t want to like take out your network or your Internet access because you do something wrong. Sort of the big part of the story to me was that the FBI has actually taken over the place zip ware, because there is a control element to this. So, the malware was giving a central location control over these 500,000 routers and so that could be used to launch attacks and other things. So that control element has now been taken out of the equation. So that’s good news for now, but the security issues that led to the problem just mean it could show up in an another way.

So as I did research the one thing I thought was funny was, not just me who likes to joke around about how it shouldn’t be an issue on turning your router off and on because with most ISPs people either feel they do that weekly or daily anyway just to get the darn thing to work.

So there’s a certain amount of humor in that, and they’d also look to this notion of updating firmware, which is another scary thing. And, to me it looks like that in many cases I don’t know if this is all, but that it’s actually your ISP that’s allowing you to do that or not or to make that available. So, I think there is actually the gap here is really at the ISP level interesting because I would like to have some guidance from my ISP. I would like to know what the versions of things are, to know whether they are doing the updating, that sort of thing, and I think that in my case the ISP has been very quiet about it, and I almost feel like some of these things, Tom, the burden might be on that and it might need to be on the ISP. But definitely something to watch in the future because this to me feels like a different type of tact than we’ve seen in other cases. It does take an advantage of no weaknesses, but this was when it does feel a little different. You don’t only get that strong of an FBI warning.

So, now it’s time for our parting shots. That on-tip website or observation you can use the second this podcast ends. Tom, take it away.

Tom Mighell: So, my parting shot is a little bit of personal joy I’ve been getting from using the new Gmail, and I don’t know, for those of you who use Gmail if you’ve upgraded to the new Gmail, hopefully, you are noticing that it’s a different experience, I’m generally pleased with it. It’s not the same as it was before but that’s okay, but one of the features that is new along with it is a feature called Smart Compose. There’s a Smart Reply option that gives you just a few couple of words, like Thanks a lot or Thanks for the input or something like that, that are really quick ways to deal with it.

Smart Compose is a little bit different. It uses Artificial Intelligence to basically predict what you’re going to say as you’re typing it and then offer to complete it for you. So as you’re typing along, what I’ve noticed is it feels like it’s reading my mind because it’s basing it on things that I’ve typed in emails in the past, and that there are patterns that I follow. And so, I’ll be typing along and all of a sudden what I intended to say is pretty much laid out there right in front of me and all I have to do is hit the Tab button and it immediately completes and fills all that in and I can start from there. And I will tell you it’s already saving me time in typing things.

And so, if you already have the new Gmail, then all you need to do is go into your Settings, go to general, and then scroll down to the area called Experimental Access, and then turn on Smart Compose. It may not be out to everybody by now but I will tell you I’m really enjoying writing emails. It’s kind of weird, but Gmail Smart Compose.


Dennis Kennedy: That reminds me, Tom, I was going to ask you how in the heck I find that because I obviously don’t have it at this point, and once again, Google’s usability and its settings is just astonishingly bad for a company that’s been around that long.

Tom Mighell: Yeah, the settings are crazy, but I will say the first you need to see whether or not you have a button that says Try the new Gmail; do you have the new Gmail yet?

Dennis Kennedy: I thought I did, but maybe that is the issue but —

Tom Mighell: It may not be obviously yeah..

Dennis Kennedy: — there is no button. Yeah, I suspect that they’ve rolled it out in different ways and I just don’t have it, because I was following directions and I was going like, wait, I don’t have that. My settings are a little different because I have a number of the experimental things turned on as well, but not that one.


So, my parting shots are, again to remind people the availability of the new edition of our Collaboration Tools book on the ABA Online Bookstore. And then, I don’t usually recommend just like somebody’s Twitter feed, but I found this one recently by accident from an archaeologist’s named Ticia Verveer and it’s @ticiaverveer and she just posts all these really cool archaeological pictures and findings of things that come up that you wouldn’t otherwise be aware of, and so recently there was this thing of these ivory carvings from that we’re done 25,000 years ago and they’re just amazing. So, you get pictures like this, different archaeological finds and stuff and it’s just one of those great Twitter feeds, it just takes you out of your normal thought process and the normal things you see and really gives you a different perspective on things. So, Ticia Verveer, great Twitter feed to follow.

Tom Mighell: And so, that wraps it up for this edition of The Kennedy-Mighell Report. Thanks for joining us on the podcast. You can find show notes for this episode at  HYPERLINK “”

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So, until the next podcast, I am Tom Mighell.

Dennis Kennedy: And I am Dennis Kennedy and you have been listening to The Kennedy-Mighell Report, a podcast on legal technology with an Internet focus.

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Published: May 31, 2018
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Dennis Kennedy and Tom Mighell dig into the potential uses lawyers may find in low-code/no-code applications.

Community Building: How Collaboration Can Help Lawyers Carry the Profession Forward

Gina Bianchini discusses opportunities for reinventing the legal profession through the creation of online communities.

Second Brain Project: Capture, Part 2

Dennis and Tom share the content capture tools currently under consideration for their Second Brain project.

Lifelong Learning: Building Your Firm’s Skills for the Future

Kelly Palmer shares tactics for developing a culture of continuous learning in your law firm.

Smart Collaboration with Dr. Heidi Gardner

Dr. Heidi Gardner shares insights from her research on collaboration.

Second Brain Project: Capture, Part 1

Dennis Kennedy and Tom Mighell discuss their steps toward organizing the “capture” element of their Second Brain project.