Submitted by dziemecki on Tue, 12/23/2014 - 18:05
For a recent project, I needed to make an ISO file of a USB stick for a backup. The flash drive held the config for a ProxMox server, and I needed to be able to restore it quickly in the case of an emergency. Making best use of my Google-Fu, I was surprised to find that, while the internet had a plethora of options to offer for burning a bootable image to a thumb drive, it was rather thin on options for creating that image.
Submitted by dziemecki on Fri, 09/05/2014 - 15:43
Evernote is, at it's heart, a note taking application. It's in the name. That said, it has the makings of something far more than that. I like to use Evernote as a task tracker, with my own particular spin on the the Getting Things Done methodology. About the only thing really missing is a way to set up recurring tasks. Of course, there is a way around that.
Submitted by dziemecki on Tue, 08/26/2014 - 16:39
I'm a huge fan of TeamViewer, and a slightly less huge fan of VNC. These are pretty good tools for managing a stable of servers. One thing, however, that has been a source of annoyance for me for quite some time is the inconsistent performance of the clipboard function, particularly between Windows and Linux.
Submitted by dziemecki on Fri, 06/06/2014 - 21:53
Man, I love me some Evernote. It's like Texas Pete: I use it with EVERYthing. But the folks running the shop there are a bunch of turtle-neck wearing iSnobs, and all the coolest stuff they do comes last to Windows. And it arrives buggy. And kinda stays that way.
Productivity is a bit of a hobby with me, so I was rather happy when Reminders finally came to Evernote on Windows. But the reminders come with an amazing failure: There is no simple way to view notes that are due, or overdue, today. And, oddly enough, those are the only notes I really care about.
Submitted by dziemecki on Tue, 01/28/2014 - 12:09
I recently did a review of my cable bill and nearly had a heart attack. I was spending over $150 a month on a package that included literally hundreds of channels. And I didn't watch any of them. Meanwhile, my house was (literally) littered with movie DVDs no one watched because they were a) not in the case, b) not near the T.V., and/or c) not free of scratches and various sticky residues. This was a situation clearly in search of an overly complicated technical solution.