We all occasionally suffer lost of vital documents, or entire hard-drives full of them. Backups are an essential tool in preventing most loss…. but performing them is often a tedious task. Copying files and/or burning them to disk is time consuming and easily overlooked when you are overwhelmed. A few months ago I found Mozy, it provides a free, and simple interface that schedules and backs up your files online…. as such all you need to do it schedule it and forget it (of course your computer also needs to be online).
Restoring files is done through their web interface, and while it sometimes takes a few hours, you get an email notification that it’s available for download as a ZIP file.
You get 2GB for free and can purchase more… referrals get you (me in this case) an additional 256MB… please check it out at: https://mozy.com/?ref=3UEYUK
When I first started subscribing to Podcasts, I used a variety of client software. Notable was iPodder “Lemon” (now known as Juice). Soon after that I found Democracy Player (now Miro), a client that natively supported video in addition to the common audio (MP3) standard. Both clients are free and available on many common platforms.
In the video space, I’m a regular watcher of:
I’ve used EveryDNS (free service) for years to host my DNS services. Recently I found that they now offer public DNS service for lookups as OpenDNS. While I still run my own private DNS server for caching and various private addresses. I now do a simple forward lookup to their servers to gain the extra services they provide… notably Phishing and typo protection.
Setup is very simple for most users, and even a non-technical person should have no problems following their installation instructions for a single computer/device or an entire network.
We’ve been in Carol Stream for almost 7 years, and the ‘ole townhome is bursting at the seams… we’ve been looking around for a while and finally settled on a new construction in Plainfield, IL.
Already put down a sizeable deposit, and selected various construction details… plan to move in Fall 2007.
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