Mozy is an online backup solution that has grown in popularity recently. My wife and I have a lot of pictures, music, and generally important files on our computers that we know need to get backed up in a reliable and secure fashion. Mozy seemed like a natural choice.
October 22, 2008 - 4:13pm | 4 comments
This past weekend, for a number of reasons I won't get into now, I performed a complete "re-install" of my primary workstation. Previously, I was using XP Pro SP2, which had been installed and running smoothly on the machine for nearly two solid years. This also meant that my machine had two years worth of my customized configurations, applications, tools, etc., so a re-install also meant bringing a fresh Windows (Vista this time) installation up to speed and in sync with my preferences.
During the process of re-installing all the various programs and utilities that I make regular use of, it occurred to me that I was installing the things that I just couldn't do without -- the tools I keep in my toolbelt at all times. I don't know if I've got everything installed yet, but I know I've installed all the primary tools that I use on a regular basis... and they are listed here:
After the first day of having the new Mac and playing with iChat, it was time to hunker down and start accomplishing things with the Mac. In the last few years one of the biggest reasons I've been reluctant to get a Mac has been a sense (whether justified or not) that the software selection wouldn't be sufficient for my wants, needs, and tastes. Part of my recent decision to get the Mac was the general feeling that this was no longer the case. I've found this to be true.
I spend a lot of time on my computers. Most of that time is spent using or writing web pages and web applications (and the occasional video game). Web development isn't what it used to be, and tackling everything requires a lot of tools. I'll summarize my needs and the tools that I've settled on using to meet them.