I've been a paying CrashPlan customer since 2012 and my initial backup still hasn't finished. I've been a paying Backblaze customer for less than a month and my initial backup is already complete. I'm not a typical customer for backup companies. Most people back up about 1 TB of data or less. The size of … Continue reading A comparison of CrashPlan and Backblaze
For the past couple of days, Mail had stopped working. It couldn't connect to the email servers for some reasons and kept taking my accounts offline. I knew I hadn't changed any of its settings. In all my years of using a Mac (since 1994), I'd never run into a situation where Mail settings had … Continue reading Here’s to the simple solutions
At the start of 2009, when I left the US to spend most of the year abroad, I was an avid Netflix subscriber, and I looked forward to being one even as I lived abroad. There was a loophole in the Netflix protocols which allowed my wife and I to watch movies from outside the … Continue reading How to watch Netflix from abroad
Producing (set design, lighting, filming, directing, editing) my wife's cooking show has gotten me thinking about what comes after HD, because there obviously is a large discrepancy in resolution between full 1080p HD and properly exposed 35mm film (up to 3500p) -- as I already mentioned in my post on preserving classic movies. Yes, high … Continue reading What comes after High Definition?
Remember this article of mine, where I shared my thoughts on why broadband speeds are so far behind just about every other country in the USA? Well, the difference has just gotten even greater. A little under two months ago, I helped my parents in the US upgrade their broadband from AT&T's unreliable and slow … Continue reading Internet access in Romania still much better than USA
According to their website and blog, Contenture is going out of business. That's unfortunate. I signed up with them back in June of 2008, endorsed their services here on my site, and while I didn't make a lot of money with them, I knew the idea of micropayments for web content was something that would … Continue reading So long, Contenture
I took a look at my Quantcast stats today, and got a nice surprise. After hovering around the 100K rank for some time, I'm now ranked in the top 75K websites on the web. I do hope the trend continues along the same route, to the point where I can announce that I'm in the … Continue reading Now in top 75K websites on the internet