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Dirt Cheap Cloud Storage

I have become a huge proponent of the “cloud as network” school of thought. I edit documents, check my mail, manage my calendar and track my projects, all online. I can work just about anywhere with an internet connection, and these days, that’s pretty much everywhere. Due to some excellent products that have recently reached maturity, I can extend that to my personal storage, as well.

Windows: Symbolic Links and Virtual Drives

A few years back, I was working in a development shop using a source control package that insisted that all of the developers using it have their code in the same logical location. We settled on "D:\Code" for our standard and made sure everyone stuck too it, as changing the setting to anything else screwed up the rest of the team. This worked fine for the first 5 or so developers, but when the new PCs came it, they had large "C" drives, and no "D" drives.

Windows: IIS Log Housekeeping

I have a server that fills up with IIS logs. Over a week or two, the logs end up eating the entire c: drive and the box crashes like a drunk teenager. I spent a few lunch hours trawling Google to find some kind of script to clean out the oldest several days worth of logs automatically. I used just those words: "automatically delete IIS logs", in a few different combos. Also tried "archive old IIS logs", "dump flippin' web logs", and "Aaarrrrrrggggh!". Didn't have a lot of luck. Found a few commercial apps, but I'm religiously adverse to paying for simple code, so I kept looking, long past the point where I could have written something myself to deal with the issue.

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