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Archive for July, 2008

iPhone 3G

The O2 store down at the Horsefair end of Broadmead had some in stock the other day, so I went and waited in a line of 3 people for over half an hour: the purchasing procedure has been made a lot more complicated since the original iPhone came out. Still, I passed the time chatting [...]

Incremental backups on unix systems are annoying. For a start, you have to do a “full snapshot” fairly regularly, otherwise it takes rather a lot of time/effort/disk-usage to restore to, say, yesterday (which is the most likely place you want to restore to). You can’t delete older backups willy nilly. You also can’t compress older [...]