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sun posted: Sun 2018-03-11 13:14:56 tags: backups, shopping, career
You'd think after so many years, I'd be able to manage backups in my sleep. But no. I am at least pretty satisfied with the strategy I've ironed out - nightly encrypted backups to a removable drive, backed by on-demand sync to free cloud storage. I would have preferred one-way backup in lieu of the cloud widget's syncing decisions, as it's a bit of a drag to have to manually rearrange folder structure in the cloud when I want to change up my local filing conventions. But certainly something I can live with... (...more)
sat posted: Sat 2018-02-03 13:17:46 tags: shopping, recipes
Aimed for Flying Biscuit but they and Tupelo Honey had waits an hour or more, so we ended up at Big Ed's for breakfast. Farmers Market for eggs (free range, 2 dozen for under $8) and got sold some wine and Blenheim's hottest ginger ale. I thought I heard it was a NC product but it looks like their main production is at the "South of the Border" complex, which is also owned by the Schafer family that owns Blenheim. Weird rabbit trail, that. Sifted through the product docs and packaging to weed it out som... (...more)
fri - pillows, etouffee posted: Fri 2018-02-02 10:56:14 tags: shopping, recipes
Cary NCWorks office visit stalled Enabled file sharing from \\consuelo to \\dora Investments review Determined the IRA bank with the account-closure fee also doesn't play well with the credit union for the automated bank account linking process, necessitating mailing. No middle ground, no emailing completed forms. Shopped some more pillow suppliers. There's a new result sifting to the top of these searches, which I won't enable by repeating here but it's similar to "feather lo-cal bedding" and it's... (...more)
fri posted: Fri 2017-12-15 04:54:06 tags: soc, shopping
Metro's best smrtfon under $100 might be the ZTE Zmax Pro. For the amount of use I put my fōn to, it's worth getting a bit spendy. I bought into the smrtfon evolution in early '14 with a 4GB, $30, 3.8" Samsung Galaxy Exhibit. I'd have to consult my old debit card records to be sure, but I think I retired it in early '16 for the 8GB, 5" Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime. I beefed that up with a 64GB SD card maybe 6 months ago? I'd assumed that I would be able to move apps to the SD storage and alleviate the annoy... (...more)
thu posted: Thu 2017-12-14 08:25:24 tags: healing, shopping
TEDx / Judson Brewer: A simple way to break a bad habit - timed relaxation / meditation breaks Mental Floss daily Best Amazon Deals Doug Jones's win of the Alabama senate seat is as it should be, but I don't feel like we should be so self-congratulatory. We should remain deeply concerned about a political envoronment in which party identity determines, in many peoples' minds, whether such allegations are credible or not. Meanwhile, Mitch McConnell is pitching the idea of refusing to se... (...more)