For $10 month and very little energy I have a system that backs up my data redundantly, securely, and thoroughly. And I don’t have to initiate anything to make it happen.
He uses local external storage, Dropbox, Backblaze, and a few utilities to make sure he has a very reliable back up.
All Viddler team members get a Backblaze account with unlimited storage. But I’ve fallen out of the habit of having a fully bootable backup locally at home on my desk. I think I’ll pick up an external drive and get that done.
The hardest part about my yearly trek to Massachusetts to catch 50 pounds of cod fish is usually the packing of the fish for storage in the freezer. Even though Eliza and I have a very good Foodsaver sealer I always dread the amount of tedious work it takes to properly pack away our fish for the year. But not anymore, thanks to Ziploc’s vacuum bags.
No, I’m not getting paid for saying that. Yes, I wish that I was.
Ziplock’s vacuum bags and pump is really the easiest and quickest I’ve ever been able to pack fish for freezing. What took me 4 or 5 hours last year using the Foodsaver only took me 2 hours this year! I highly recommend these products if you store stuff in the freezer and dread taking the time it usually takes to do it right.
Here are some photos from the process.
I’d be remiss if I didn’t recommend Dropbox to all of you. It has been a rather silent, but dare I say deadly, tool that I’ve come to rely on much more than I thought I would. And, it is practically invisible.
So far I’ve used it to share files to and from my iPhone, large files with people over email, publish a private photo collection and much more. I can see my use of Dropbox expanding to many more uses but for now I did all of the above without paying a dime. And to top it off Dropbox implemented one of my recommendations within one build.
They have a referral program to ‘earn’ more space. If you want to help give me spaceÂ you can use this link. If you’d rather not, you can use this link instead. No matter what – this is me recommending that you give Dropbox a try.