May 032012
 

I just found The Tao of Backup, an amusing but useful perspective on backups.

The story is slightly dated with its reference to using tape for backup and use of Veracity, a now obsolete product for detecting file changes.  (There are other methods that address the risk of undetected, creeping changes to files better than Veracity.)

It’s a good read and addresses many of the risks that backups address.

May 022012
 

So you have, or want, a web site? And your web consultant starts talking about web hosting accounts, domain names, and other strange stuff. There’s an account for this, and an account for that, and on seemingly forever. What does it all mean? Like a house, you may just want the result, and not have to understand all of the internal construction details about 2×4’s, subflooring, and utility hookups.

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