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Time to recommend…

http://www.mozy.com

A couple of months ago I put Mozy on the iMac at home.

For those that don’t know what Mozy is; you need to learn today. Most of us backup our data, we’ve already had the sinking feeling of a hard drive failure and now backup to an external drive. However, what happens when the house burns down?

Generally people think that this is a stupid point; however, I remember talking to a friend who lost her house when a Christmas tree caught file. Years later, the thing that she still missed…. her photos! Our photos are now digital and therefore can be saved, if they’re backed up to a second location. Mozy offers that second location in Utah, USA!

Before going further, you have to pay for Mozy but at $5 a month for unlimited storage (more on that later) it’s a bargain.

Initially it was the beta software and basically didn’t work. It was slow, I had trouble selecting what to backup without the software crashing and just to add to the pain there was a performance difference on the machine. I was about to ask for a refund when the v1.0 was launched.

This solved the majority of issues (although the initial scan for files is slow) and I’m now the proud owner of 50 Gb of data on the other side of the world. Peace of mind at last.

One final point,  the space is unlimited but there are limits on how much you can upload every day. Therefore, backing up you’re complete DVD collection will be difficult.

All in all! Well worth a Starbucks a month.

Safety…

“Two nurseries in Kent, England are fingerprinting parents as they drop off and pick up kids “for safety.”

English nurseries fingerprinting parents “for security” – Boing Boing

You have to ask the question. Why can’t they just remember the faces of the parents? How many kids are there in this place? Hardly sounds like a personalized service for your child; do they have to wear name tags?

How much does this conference cost?

“Jeff Bezos talked about Amazon.com’s Kindle e-book; Activision’s Bobby Kotick showed off a videogame; Sony’s Howard Stringer unveiled a television. Barry Diller charmed everyone with his brilliance long enough that they forgot he really hasn’t accomplished what he set out to on the Net. Michael Dell, Jerry Yang, and Jeff Bewkes simply seemed clueless to the realities of their business predicaments. Mark Zuckerberg proved terminally incapable of sharing. Only the last speaker of Wednesday night, Rupert Murdoch, showed any real spark.”

D6 Live Coverage: Why Rupert Murdoch should defrag Bill Gates — and the rest of tech

The corridoor conversations must be good at this conference; otherwise why would you go?

SOLAR LILY PADS…

Someone wants to install Solar Lily Pads on the Clyde…

Inhabitat » SOLAR LILY PADS Proposed for Glasgow’s Clyde River

…have they been to Glasgow?  They’ll install them on Wednesday and by Friday night they’ll be using them as targets when throwing things off the bridges!

Everyone needs a hero (Part II)…

Jort asks the million dollar question…

May 6th, 2008 at 10:14

Thanks! Who do you want as an action figure?

Richard Wilkinson » Blog Archive » Everyone needs a hero…

So…

Erm…

(thinks…)

Charles-Édouard Jeanneret-Gris

….also known as Le Corbusier

Now he would make a good doll!