Three copies of data, two local, one offsite or cloud

How to Create a Simple Backup Solution That You Can Trust

Backing up your data is really important. We’ve all heard too many stories of hard drives crashing or computers getting lost or stolen without having a backup and their owner’s suffering a horrible loss of irreplaceable data. So, if we all know that backing up data is so important, why don’t we do it? Well, some of us do, but …

My Virtualization Saga Continues

When I last talked about my virtualization strategy for my dev PC, I had built a new PC with new hardware, but didn’t have much of a need for portability. Lately my need for portability has increased a bit, so I got an opportunity to put my virtualization strategy to the test. The problem My big problem at this point …

Why My Kid is an iKid

Sophia got her first introduction to the iPad at about 3 months old. As soon as she could sit in a rocker chair my wife and I let her start playing on the iPad.  We started off with just one game, Interactive Alphabet by Piikea.  It is basically a game that goes through the Alphabet and lets the baby interact …

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Merge Code In… Merge Code Out…

Merging is source control Kung-Fu. I’ve seen many people get taken to the mat when trying to merge code.  Today, I’m going to give you a simple technique that can help save you the embarrassment of your favorite source control program kicking you right in the head. Bring the plate to the food Often as a kid the table would …