Posts Tagged ‘Software’

#Backblaze – A #Mozy killer?

September 6th, 2010 1 comment

I think I might have found an online backup service that works for me.

After several failed and frustrating attempts getting Mozy to deliver on its promises I finally gave up and went searching for alternatives.

OnlineBackupDeals has a good comparison page of currently available online backup services. It was here I found BackBlaze. Written primarily for the Mac user but with a Windows port, it gives me all I need. Most importantly, unlimited backup capacity for $5/mo and the ability to effortlessly backup external drives. This last feature was Mozy’s final undoing. Despite claiming that they support the backup of “Mounted” drives (including permanently attached USB, FireWire, etc) I’ve been unable to get the data on my My Book secured by their service. BackBlaze didn’t hesitate. It scanned the drives on the Mac and immediately started backing up all 2TB of the data it found.

There are some limitations. By default it doesn’t backup System files or Applications. Files over 4GB in size are passed over too. However these settings and the ones that exclude specific file types like virtual images are all customizable in the preference pane, making it easy to craft the protection you need.

Stay tuned for the restore test after the first backup completes.

Easiest Online Backup Service – Backblaze.


Juxtaposer for iPhone Review | Software | iPhone Central | Macworld

April 27th, 2009 Comments off

I’ve been using Juxtaposer for a while. It’s a rock solid little app. Macworld’s review of the latest version will give you a good feel for how easy it is to get creative with the images on your iPhone or iPod Touch.

Juxtaposer for iPhone Review | Software | iPhone Central | Macworld.


Microsoft’s worst third quarter ever – Computerworld Blogs

April 24th, 2009 Comments off

So MSFT’s lack of ability to keep their eye on the ball is finally catching up with them.  Now I know times are hard, etc, but for MSFT to actually see a decline in revenue, not just a missed goal is pretty darn significant.

Maybe this will be a wake up call that Redmond will listen to.  The IT industry doesn’t take prisoners, it eats its own.  IBM, ICL, SGI more recently Sun all suffered a huge shift in their industry positions after making one fatal mistake – Thinking they knew better than their customers.

MSFT is a big ship to turn around, it’s going to be interesting to see how and if they can do it.

Microsoft’s worst third quarter ever – Computerworld Blogs.