This week at work we have been working on a video to promote backing up data. The tagline is “what’s your backup plan?” – which has made me think about how I back up my data, and how well what I actually do measures up to what we recommend. The basic message is that for a file […]
My project for this Easter was to set up some sort of storage solution for the vast array of music, films, TV shows and photos I have, and also to organise and catalogue them more effectively. I asked for a few suggestions on Twitter, and there were a couple I liked the look of. The […]
I’m generally regarded as someone who is quite organised and productive, which still baffles me from time to time because I don’t think I’m that organised at all. Most of what I’m writing about here seems fairly instinctive to me, but in the hope that it might help someone ready this then I’ll try and […]
I’ve not done a post about my setup for a couple of years, and as a few things have changed I thought it was worth an update. Hardware Right now I seem to be a big believer in a two computer setup, but it’s not always the same two computers, because I split my time […]
I thought I should start using Evernote, at least to see what the feature set was actually like. I must say I am quite impressed, especially as there are quite a few other useful products that plug into it. So far I have taken and annoyed photographs, collected a few recipes, and even handwritten some […]
Today I started using my new iPad mini to do as much of my writing as possible. I wanted to see if it could replace my laptop for short non-work trips, and was interested to see if writing on this device would seem natural, or if the user interface would get in the way of […]
This weekend I have been experimenting with Gmvault (http://gmvault.org/) in order to back up my various Gmail and Google Apps accounts to my computer. I’m using Mac OS X, but almost all of this will work with Linux too. Firstly I downloaded the software, extracted it, and ran the following command once to download all […]
More for my reference than anything. The command to start up a simple web server in the current directory on OS X is: python -m SimpleHTTPServer 8000 Useful for testing simple websites.
(originally posted as http://greentechteam.org/site/green-impact-at-the-it-service-desk) My department have done so much to promote sustainability and green issues, but in this article I am going to concentrate on the work done by my team – the IT Service Desk. In 2012 IT Services were awarded a Green Impact Gold Award for the first time. As part of that initiative we […]
I’ve just updated the theme on this blog to the 2011 WordPress default (it was still on 2010). I’m still unsure as to whether I prefer it, but it was time for a change.