I know that you have been pouring over the tech blogs and waiting with baited breath for an update. (btw- The grammar mistakes are intentional; they are an homage to a thread on Twitter yesterday.)
When we last checked in with our hero he was banging his head on his desk in anger. Today, things are getting better, and with any luck his data backup strategy will be implemented completely by this time tomorrow.
Currently I have all of my data, in fact more than I’d like, backed up to the network attached storage drive. Today I will let the network attached storage synchronize itself. Tonight I will clear out the folders which should not have made it to the network attached storage and then make a compete copy of that data to an external drive which can be taken offsite. “Why have an offsite backup?” you may ask? Because you can never predict fires, floods, tornadoes, or more likely in my neighborhood, break-ins.
Next up on the Paulie Computer Task List is learning how to use TrueCrypt in order to encrypt some of my “sensitive” data.
Ain’t technology talk riveting!?!?!
Read Along With Me
Today’s passage from Notes To Myself.
I can get along with people a lot better if I realize that no one ever feels exactly the same about me or anyone else from one moment to the next. And, likewise, it is self-destructive to believe / must love anyone all of the time.
To all who have helped me — Thanks.
Catching Up With Apple
Because of the way that I have restructured my media life I am absolutely loving the AppleTV. I’ve been watching a lot of my video podcasts lately and plan to start watching movies using it as well. I only wish that there were more video podcasts out there that piqued my interest. While searching the iTunes store it appeared that a lot of people started doing video podcasts and then stopped, most likely because they either ran out of ideas or money. I shouldn’t be too shocked by this because I see the same thing happen all the time with audio podcasts and blogs.
Death Of An Old Friend
My first iPod, a 20GB, Fourth(?) Generation iPod seems to have gone belly-up. Truth be told, I haven’t used the 20GB extensively since my music/podcast collection grew beyond its capacity, thus encouraging me to purchase a 60GB iPod about two years ago. With the purchase of the Chumby I had re-purposed the 20GB as the ChumbyPod so that I could listen to my music through the Chumby. The other day I went to update the content on the 20GB and received numerous nasty messages about being unable to read/write from/to its disk. I tried everything including restoring the factory settings and running its internal diagnostics but nothing has fixed the problems. Dangen!
Rumor Has It That Apple Is Releasing A Phone?
Seriously? This can’t be true, can it?
Good Night AJC. Good Night.
When the time comes that the lead article on the “news” tab of the AJC‘s website is about how the University of Georgia’s football team has a good chance of playing for the National Championship and providing a travel guide for those wishing to follow the team, then it’s time for me to stop reading the AJC.
That time arrived this morning. AJC, you are dead to me.
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I May Be Wearing The Wrong Pants… At Least I Hope I Am
I grabbed a pair of jeans off my stack today and put them on for work. They are a bit more snug than those I’ve been wearing which means one of two things:
- I have grabbed one of my “older” (“read slimmer”) pairs incorrectly
- I have put on enough weight again to the point where my “correct” jeans are snug
For the sake of my sanity I am so hoping that it is #1, but fear checking until I get home so that I don’t ruin my day in case it is #2.
Tis Your Time Cyclists
Every July my heartbeat increases as I follow the Tour de France. While the tour has been plagued with drug scandals and many of the sport’s biggest names no longer ride the tour I am still a huge fan. Today marks the sixth stage of this year’s tour; today the riders get their first taste of hill climbing (real mountain climbing comes later in the tour).
And now for some ideas stolen from LiveJournal…
Current Mood – fat, hot, disgusted with my lack of “me” time and exercise. But all in all… not bad
Current Music – Sirius Satellite Radio, Channel 26 playing Arcade Fire — “Cold Wind” (that sounds refreshing right about now)
Website Of The Day – You know what I truly love about Teh Internets? The fact that it is so completely random. Where else would you find a list of swimming holes in the United States?
Exercise (b)Log – more nothing. 🙁
Monthly Foot Mileage – 6 miles
Monthly Wheel Mileage – 0 miles
Mode Of Transportation To Work – My car
Monthly Marta Rides – 0
Consecutive Days Of Bed-Making (Longest Streak) – 99 (99)
Books To Read To Earn Kindle – 4
1) Run/Walk no fewer than 75 miles
2) Ride no fewer than 150 road miles
3) Ride Marta no fewer than twenty times (ten round-trips)
4) Read at least two books
5) Make my bed every day
6) Relaunch www.JalapenoBeach.com
7) Keep track of how many days I use stairs over elevators