I checked in on The Wirecutter and noticed they said good things about CrashPlan, a backup service, including the fact that they have an honest-to-goodness Linux client! After installing it and reading more about it, I signed up and couldn’t be happier. Prices are cheap, it seems to just work, and you can encrypt your data with a password so even they can’t recover it (this is a good sign they’re doing it right). $25 a year for 10 GB of storage sounds just perfect for backing up my source code! (they also have an unlimited plan…)
In this month’s Atlantic, there was a long and scary article about Pakistan, probably our least friendly “ally”.
A reminder: Obama says waterboarding is torture, and he’s against it. (unlike some of the Republican candidates)
A beautiful five-minute time-lapse video of Earth from the ISS.
Life without stimulus – when the UK took austerity measures instead of a stimulus, their GDP is still way below where it was pre-recession (while ours is around the same). (thanks David!)