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Is Backify (512GB backup for free) also for real?

UPDATE 16 Nov 2011: Message from Backify: Dear Peter Forret, First of all, we would like to thank you for using Backify. We hope you really liked our service and enjoyed using it. We regret to inform you that we… Continue Reading →

Google Docs’ infamous “Moved Temporarily” error – fixed!

I store quite a lot of info in Google Spreadsheets, for the obvious reasons: anyone can edit from any place, even at the same time the servers are more reliable than a server at the office I can use the… Continue Reading →

Repairing Amazon S3 downloads for IE

I use Amazon S3 for cloud storage of big digital-cinema files (up to 3GB) for distribution. It works fine most of the time, but I kept getting the odd complaint: “I can’t download on my PC, I get an error”…. Continue Reading →

Review: Synology DS410 8TB NAS

Storage vendors should come to me for heavy duty testing, I have way too much hard disks break down on me. Last year my 4TB Lacie drive died. It’s a good thing I’m paranoid about data storage and I had… Continue Reading →

Review: Panasonic TX-L42E30E LCD TV

I bought and/or used quite some new gear the last couple of months and I’ve been meaning to write about my experiences and never got around to actually start. Because I like reading other people’s reviews before I buy anything,… Continue Reading →

Idea: Experimenting with movie hashing/fingerprinting

MEDIA FINGERPRINTING Neal Krawetz wrote an interesting article on image fingerprinting, or how to search for images that are similar. He proposes an algorithm to do image fingerprinting and reproduce the functionality of TinEye, a service that allows to give… Continue Reading →

Track your (Synology) NAS when it’s stolen

When a friend of mine recently got his MacBook stolen, I quickly verified if I had installed Prey Project on each laptop/desktop PC I have. For those who do not know Prey: Prey lets you keep track of your phone… Continue Reading →

TV Show scoring: the decline of True Blood

I got the DVDs of the 3┬áTrue Blood seasons for Christmas and when I started watching , I really got into it. Sookie is adorable, Jason is charming with a low IQ (and strongly resembles George W), there’s the interesting… Continue Reading →

Shooting portraits of strangers

This was quite a discovery: Danny Santos has been shooting portraits of complete strangers on Orchard Road, Singapore. The story was featured on JPG Magazine with some beautiful examples and that post pointed to his Facebook album, which pointed to… Continue Reading →

How to delete old data in Google Calendar

I use Google Calendar as a vital piece of milonga.be: me and some 20 other editors keep an up-to-date calendar of tango events in Belgium. We’ve been doing that for the last 3 years, so there was a lot of… Continue Reading →

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