Posted by: ichthuscyclista | August 1, 2009

Back Up software and Tour Musings

6 days until I’m 40.

43 days until Christ Church Endcliffe starts.

Well Lance came third, and my optimism about human nature was misplaced – I’d hoped that Lance and Alberto were the best of buddies and show the world that they’d played a huger poker game at the tour. It was not to be, but at least as Brits we had Cav and Brad to exceed all of our expectations.  Cav’s win on the Champs Elysee was so extraordinary – the gap between him and the next rider was a country mile, and the next rider was the very team mate who’d led him out for the win.

On a related matter, there seems to be a high proportion of both cyclists and christians that use macs.  Often neither are particularly well off, so a piece of good software which is free is always welcome.

These days Macs have an inbuilt piece of back up software called time machine.  This is great, but unusable if the drive to which you want to back up is not connected directly to your machine (such as another Mac, or a NAS drive).  Psyncx (http://psyncx.sourceforge.net/) is an lovely little bit of software.  You can back up as much or as little as you like, schedule it and copy it to and from whatever you like.  Nice. Good if you are the slightly pessimistic type who wants to back up in several places.

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