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3 months free Backblaze again

Well, well. Backblaze are offering 3 months free if you sign up before December 31st, again. I first heard of this offer in 2013 when I published a post about in March that year. Backblaze is a cloud backup company that have a neat app that runs on your computer […]

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The Twitter Meltdown (again)

I don’t really have anything enlightening to say about Elon Musk kicking journalists off Twitter, except that it’s not really surprising. He seems to be rocking from one crisis to another. Has the Twitter Terms of Service been changed to, “Don’t hurt Elon’s feelings”? CNN journalist, Donie O’Sullivan shared an […]

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Restore terminal access to Dropbox on macOS

Dropbox just updated and moved the Dropbox folder to ~/Library/CloudStorage/Dropbox, a secure location. There is still a symlink from ~/Dropbox to that folder, so hopefully any local scripts will continue working. The first thing I did was open an iTerm2 and attempt to look in ~/Dropbox with cd Dropbox. As […]

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Bye Bye Relics of 1999

It’s about time I dumped some of this stuff. Two of my machines have a CDROM drive but I don’t use either of them. I haven’t had a 1.44MB floppy drive in well over a decade, or more likely fifteen years! I recently found the binder with these items, the […]

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Google Photos ends free storage tomorrow

Google Photos will start counting your uploads against a storage limit from tomorrow. Make sure you upload anything you’ve been meaning to upload in the next few hours! Also go into your shared albums and click the “Save photos” button if you want “local” copies of any photos shared with […]

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Firefox: bookmark all the tabs

Browser tabs. We all love them, and then we hate them when there are too many. Sprinkled among the litter of blog and Facebook posts, Twitter and Reddit threads, are the nuggets you want to keep. You could just close them, you probably won’t miss them but my brain rebels […]

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BXS-HD1 True Wireless Stereo Earphones

I don’t know much about audio, and my hearing has been damaged by too many noisy nightclubs in my twenties but I do listen to a lot of podcasts using earphones. In the past I preferred to use wired Apple earpods and I still use them. I bought Urban 1 […]

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Just use Signal

Just use Signal, the privacy first messaging system. What’s in it for Signal? They’re a non-profit. Money isn’t their main goal. Read about their very interesting history on Wikipedia. (But if they ever break that trust I’m going back to SMS texts!) Update a few days later: This post was […]

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Unmount USB drives from a script in macOS

I have a number of external drives hanging off my laptop, but sometimes I want to disconnect them. I used to go into Finder and click the eject button but I have five drives now so that’s getting unwieldy. There are a few different ways of doing this. I wrote […]