Teh Squeaky Wheel
Zesty Monday salutations, GN!
(Or “Ow…my endocarp!!”)
As you might expect, I’m looking forward to all of the JimCo big fun this week; good times, good times…
Shamelessly pilfered from JtB’s Twitter account:
Happy First Monday of the Year, Gerbil Nation!
Good morning, Fatwa!
I checked my work email and I have 28 emails from a cow-worker asking me to double-check her work. What fun!
Fatwa -- big fun for a new year! Think of all the new friends you’ll get to make!
Good morning, Fatwa, and Paddy --
I checked my work email and I have 28 emails from a cow-worker asking me to double-check her work.
Wow -- better though than 28 emails from 28 coworkers asking the same.
Supposed to be a dry week to start the new year -- that should reduce the urgency of the roof fix requests.
Heya, Paddy and Sven!
…28 emails from a cow-worker…
Think of all the new friends you’ll get to make!
If they’re like several of the ones I made last year, I should cut to the the chase and tell them preemptively to sod right off. 👿
Yeah, no. I’ll pass on this.
I notice the article never states what they do with the resulting sludge.
AFAIC, that filthy POS’s remains ought to have been dumped into an outhouse; fitting and eco-friendly.
I’m looking for a good, simple, backup software for my PC -- backup to an external hard drive. I was using Western Digital’s WD Backup, but they stopped supporting that. Then switched to Acronis -- as recommended by WD -- but that seems to slow my system down. Any suggestions?
I believe Mac might be a good person to ask.
(I only know Apple Mac stuff, but I’ll ask CorporateToolK if she has any recommendations.)
Appreciate it -- all I want is to backup monthly to an external hard drive.
I use Acronis myself. I do a backup of my C drive every day at 11:00 PM and often do additional backups as wanted. While the program seems slow to load I have not noticed a hit on my PC speed. I used to use Norton Ghost since 2003 but they screwed me on that by stopping it when they stopped support. I did not care about them stopping support but they had no right to stop it from working, I bought it, I did not rent it. I still use it on my XP machine, they did not brick it on the older system for some reason. Sorry I can’t suggest an alternative.
I was using Acronis True Image for Western Data. I wonder if I upgraded to a later paid version if it would work better. Thanks for the information, Mac!
Sven, are you wanting a drive image or just to protect your files and data? How much are you talking about? Is it just tens of gigabytes or hundreds? Or terabytes?
I do use a program called Goodsync to sync my desktop, my storage drive, and some other folders, to my other computer. These are not drive images and are not encrypted, but it gives me duplicates of my data on my other computer, and I keep a copy of my storage drive on an external drive I connect for the purpose. I also keep a copy of my “C” drive on that external drive using Acronis when I have it connected. This and other external drives are connected with USB 3 hubs so connecting and disconnecting is just pushing a button but it keeps them safe as they are not connected to the computer except when being updated. Goodsync is fast and works well. It analyzes the two drives and shows changes. If I tell it to sync it does so. It connects to the other computer or the external drive through the network. It can sync both ways but I have it set up to go in only one direction like a backup.
I have used Acronis to clone drives in moving to SSDs, and to do other jobs. I generally preferred Ghost, but Acronis has worked fairly well, though it can be frustrating. I have it on two machines, an i7 box, the fastest I have but from 2011 so not as powerful as a new system, and an i3 box, a reconditioned office machine I upgraded a bit with an SSD and extra drives. It seems to handle Acronis OK.
I run a lot of security on both machines, but they seem to get along. I have Webroot security suite, Malwarebytes premium, and the security protection offered in the premium version of Acronis, which I have. I sometimes use a program that tries to probe your machine looking for weaknesses or vulnerabilities. It always finds my machine invisible, which is what you want, but I may go with a VPN some day for a bit of extra protection. I will probably wait until I must go with Win 11 (I now use Win 10 Pro, you know, the last system you will ever need to buy?)
Well…. Back on TOR again.
On Wednesday, I get my new sub-woofer, if I can wake up in time for my appointment in Cottonwood.