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Double Shot #778

Time Machine may quite possibly be the worst backup software I have used in the past 20 years. And that includes things that backed up to QIC40 tape.

  • ffaker - Faster rewrite of faker, with more utility methods too.
  • Rails/master is now 4.0.0.beta - If I get one Christmas wish, it'd be for Rails 4.0 to dial back some of the refacturbation.
  • SublimeText2RailsRelatedFiles - Another plugin for the Rails dev exploring ST2.
  • pismo - "Web page content analysis and metadata extraction." Currently saving my bacon on a prototype.
  • janky - GitHub's CI server, built on top of Jenkins with GitHub and Hubot integration.
  • Writing forward-compatible websites - Lots of good advice from Mozilla. I wonder how much of this better tools and frameworks can automate?
  • RailsConf 2012 - April 23-25 in Austin. Y'all have fun there.
  • pen.io - Easiest way I've seen yet to get a page on the internets. Well, PenZen makes it even easier - type, click save, boom it's posted.
  • Parse - Server-based data storage, push notifications, user management and social integration for iOS and Android applications.

Reader Comments (2)

What do you use instead of Time Machine?

December 25, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMark Richman

I still use Time Machine, but only as part of an overall strategy. First line of defense is mirrored disks. I use Super Duper to manage this. I also back up a substantial amount of stuff (including all critical client files) to S3 via JungleDisk, and have a lot of documents stored in Dropbox and Evernote. I mirror both of those on to multiple machines.

December 26, 2011 | Registered CommenterMike Gunderloy

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