CrashPlan and a few links

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!)

A new Rick Perry ad is both inaccurate _and_ grammatically incorrect!

The story of a last minute trip to St. Louis to try to see Game 7 of the World Series.

4 thoughts on “CrashPlan and a few links”

  1. I’m on CrashPlan as well, though I didn’t take on the subscription. If I had known you were checking it out, I would have volunteered to be your off-site storage (especially if it’s only 10GB). CrashPlan makes that sort of thing easy. πŸ™‚ That said, $25 for a year is a good deal!

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    1. Ah, cool! I’d be happy to let you backup to my server as well…got plenty of space πŸ™‚ (oh, and I got my Willpower book back – know the next time you/Liz will see me/Andrew?)

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  2. I had no idea Crashplan supported Linux now. Thanks for pointing that out! That dramatically changes a lot of things about my storage plans (since I’m running out on my server).

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    1. Glad to be of service! The Linux app works well, although I did have some issues with it not being able to connect (the backup process was connecting fine), which I think were happening because I forgot to run it as root.

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