The 3-2-1 Backup Rule
July 13th, 2011 Backups

Too many people today don't backup their files. And of those that do, many don't do it well. An easy way to remember a "safe" way to backup your data is with the "3-2-1 Backup Rule" which goes like this:

  • Keep 3 copies of any important files (your primary/working copy counts as one)
  • Store your files on 2 different media types (Example: Hard drive and in the Cloud)
  • Always have 1 copy off site
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Join multiple .avi files in Ubuntu
December 29th, 2010 Linux , Ubuntu

I was just in a bit of a pickle and needed to join two .avi files together while in Ubuntu. There are a number of solutions out there, but the most simple solution I could find was via avimerge. Here's how I did it.

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Gaming, Then and Now
September 23rd, 2010 Gaming

My brother is currently attending the DigiPen School of Technology working on a degree in video game programming / design. He's an avid gamer but has missed some of (IMO) the best games of all time, specifically, the Half-Life saga. Naturally, I email him recommending these games in the hope of inspiring him or, at the very least, giving him a better understanding of some of the good games he's missed out on and where the industry came from. I even offered to buy the games for him if he didn't want to pay for them himself. Well, he acquired the first Half-Life game and started playing it. This was his response:

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Search Engine Optimization Tips
April 14th, 2010 SEO , Web Development

Search engine ranking and your web sites traffic are directly influenced by four main areas:

Content, Links, Popularity and Reputation

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