We have an ever increasing amount of personal media content. And these days, being available on the road is almost becoming a requirement. Depending on your needs, a home NAS just may not be sufficient anymore.
Now that CrashPlan has discontinued it’s personal/family backup service, it’s time to find another solution. It’s 2017 and the internet is ripe with competition in the cloud storage, backup, and sync markets.
If you’re looking to put some distance between your MacBook and your SuperDrive, you may be tempted to use a USB hub. Unfortunately you have to go through a few hoops to do this.
Apologies for the few legitimate users on my server, but I had to make a purge due to too many spam users. I’d originally made use of SI CAPTCHA, but it appears that approach is just far too simple for spambots these days. reCAPTCHA is a popular solution as well but also proved ineffective. So […]
In my quest to leave Bluehost as my web hosting provider, I needed a solution for my email. Uncertain as to whether my next provider would satisfy my email needs, I decided to search for email-only providers. Here are some of my findings…
Plus Addressing is a very simple way to have multiple “discardable” email addresses with no-hassle. Basically you add a “+tag” to your username. So for example, if your email address is firstname.lastname@example.org, you can add a “+” then any word you want. This gives you a few options when handing out your email address to online […]
After about 10 years with Bluehost (2007-2017), I finally decided to switch hosting providers. Bluehost has served me decently over all these years. I can’t say I’d been 100% happy with them, but they did server their purpose. However, due to various reasons (performance, quality, service, etc.), I’ve finally decided to switch hosting providers…
Personally, I’ve come to the conclusion that dynamic websites are the wrong way to go for a blog, but that’s the topic of a whole other article. For now, if you want something easy to setup and well supported, WordPress is the dominant player. But how do you make it fast?
These days git appears to have won the SCM “wars”. While it’s fantastic for what it was intended (source code), it has some short-comings when you try to use it for large (i.e. >10 GB) repositories.
A quick guide to backing up on Amazon S3