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Monthly Archives: February 2016

Data Storage and Backup Sucks

http://www.theverge.com/2016/2/16/11018018/5d-data-storage-glass

Hopefully this will be a thing?

I hate dealing with the headache of file storage and backup. Every year brings me more terabytes of data to store and back up, with video and audio being the main disk space hogs.

Digital storage seems transient and fragile. I’m constantly nervous that a hard drive will fail or that a BD-R won’t read. Of course I back up in redundancy (most of the time), but that doesn’t do much to relieve my stress about data loss.

The cloud seems like a great option, but the amount of data I have to … Read the rest

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Productivity and the Eisenhower Matrix

I’m working through some course materials and this week was introduced to the Eisenhower Matrix (or Box). It’s a productivity tool in which you split a page into four quadrants. Column 1 is labeled “urgent,” column 2 is “not urgent,” row 1 is “important,” and row 2 is “not important.”

The idea is to categorize/prioritize everything you do (or want/need to do) for each day in one of these boxes. As much as possible, you want to stay focused on the activities in the “urgent–important” box. They’re obviously the tasks you should attack first and spend the most time on. … Read the rest

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