If you’ve been to Hackety McCrackety lately you’ve noticed…. not much. I’ve been really terrible about updating the site. Lots of stuff is happening, but I realized the platform (Drupal) just made it too hard to update the site. So, as much as I LOVE Drupal, I had to go with something that worked… and worked well for blogging.
Enter this new WordPress site. I’ve used both Drupal and WordPress for a while and while (again) I love Drupal, WordPress makes a blog easy.
Hopefully I’ll be updating this and the other sites a lot more now. Here’s hoping.
I’ve been a Mozy user for a few years now. Their unlimited backup plan was a big draw for me and their software made it pretty easy to backup the data that I wanted to. The best part was a flat rate for an unlimited back plan. Perfect! In fact, I did a LOT of research before I signed up to insure there were no hidden costs or upper limits to the amount of data I could back up. And it’s not like I have an excessive amount of data to protect. My current load is about 160GB. I backup my movie files to an external drive, saving bandwidth for more important files like pictures and documents and my music (can’t live without the music)! The beauty of an unlimited backup plan is you don’t really have to worry about your backups. And that’s what Mozy was offering.
“three out of four of its customers’ accounts stay well below 50GB, a minority of rotten apples who take the ‘unlimited’ at face value have spoiled it for the rest of the bunch by uploading terabytes of digital video, photos, and music.”
You’ve got to be kidding me! Mozy is actually blaming their USERS for USING the service and causing these issues! My wife reminded me of the AOL mess years ago when they got upset that their users were on the internet too much and asked them to get off. AOL never recovered. Mozy is quite possibly looking at a repeat of that event. Only time will tell.
My backup costs tripled in the last three days thanks to Mozy. As for me, I’m already transferring all my data to Crashplan. If you agree and think Mozy has violated the trust of their users, you should do the same.
from a “Rotten Apple”
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I posted this on another blog a while ago and while in the process of shutting it down, decided to repost this over here.
The amazing new technology from Pranav Mistry. See how the world will change under this brilliant mind and feel free to comment below. Continue reading
For my graduation (I’m a part of the fourth year of Convergence – a pastoral training program from CB Northwest) my wife made me a case for my Archos 70 IT as a graduation present. I happen to really like it.
It’s been a fun couple of weeks.
My 8 GB Archos 70 Internet Tablet arrived and it’s everything I could imagine and probably a little bit more. For now I’ll be just doing a rough overview and looking into the future of hacking with this device at a later time.
The specs on the unit are pretty decent considering the price was only $274 direct from Archos.com
. It features an ARM Cortex A8 at 1 GHz with DSP and 3D OpenGL ES 2.0 which makes 3D games look great on it’s WVGA 800 x 480 7” screen. My two favorite aspects are the e-reading and movie playback functions. E-reading both epub (in the Aldiko Android application) and comic books (with the Android Comic Viewer available in the Android Market) on the go is great. And movie playback is wonderful.
The device is shipping with Android 2.1 with an expected release date of “late November” for the Android 2.2 firmware update on the Archos website. Continue reading
Check out http://www.subsonic.org
for one killer way to get music from your desktop to your Android phone no matter where you are (Wifi and 3G supported).
Right now I’m listening to The Darkness streaming from my Windows PC (Linux and Mac supported too).
Grab the program and app and start enjoying your music when you want to, where you want to.