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Re: Acronis or such, instead of/plus Carbonite/Backblaze, et

Kind of off-topic, but my solution has been to go almost all-cloud Both Google and Amazon have lost customer's data. But if you're not going to have a backup at all and the cloud service meets your needs there's probably a less chance of data loss there as long as they maintain backups. There are s...
by ahnooie
Sun Apr 06, 2014 2:35 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Acronis or such, instead of/plus Carbonite/Backblaze, etc.?
Replies: 7
Views: 463

Re: Acronis or such, instead of/plus Carbonite/Backblaze, et

Well, there's a few areas of redundancy/backup you could consider: 1. RAID - This is the least important, this is not a backup, but it will protect you from most physical drive failures. In your particular case it sounds like your failure was system corruption and not a drive failure so this wouldn'...
by ahnooie
Sat Apr 05, 2014 4:23 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Acronis or such, instead of/plus Carbonite/Backblaze, etc.?
Replies: 7
Views: 463

Re: Do you have hardwood or tile in your kitchen?

Previous owner installed hardwood in our kitchen roughly 25 years ago. From kids and dogs it’s a bit worn, but still looks fine to me. Something to watch for, they installed the hardwood with the dishwasher in place trapping it under the counter behind the flooring edge. There’s got to be a better ...
by ahnooie
Sat Mar 29, 2014 1:09 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Do you have hardwood or tile in your kitchen?
Replies: 57
Views: 3120

Re: Do you have hardwood or tile in your kitchen?

Tile (which I installed right after we bought our house). I like the look and it feels nice and cool in the morning with bare-feet which is great in a warm climate). Now that I've moved to a colder climate I probably wouldn't consider tile. Almost everything that gets dropped on tile breaks and for ...
by ahnooie
Sat Mar 29, 2014 1:00 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Do you have hardwood or tile in your kitchen?
Replies: 57
Views: 3120

Re: Savings category in Quicken

... 1. Don't use a category for savings, by default Quicken uses the account name instead which does a credit on one account and a corresponding debit on the other. This sounds like what you are doing. If you want this to show up in your reports there is an option on reports to show account transfe...
by ahnooie
Sat Mar 29, 2014 12:33 pm
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Savings category in Quicken
Replies: 10
Views: 923

Re: Savings category in Quicken

I use Quicken [right now Quicken 2013] and once a month I transfer any "leftover" money from my checking account to my savings account . I use quicken's "transfer" function which replaces the usual "Category" on the entry, so the transfer doesn't get categorized as sav...
by ahnooie
Thu Mar 13, 2014 11:30 pm
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Savings category in Quicken
Replies: 10
Views: 923

Re: Best online photo storage website advise

- how do many people store photos, use paid online storage or use external hard drive I'm grandfathered into the old $24/year Flickr account with unlimited storage, but for new users Flickr offers 1TB of free storage. This requires some technical ability (at least some Solaris or Linux experience),...
by ahnooie
Thu Jul 04, 2013 2:57 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Best online photo storage website advise
Replies: 14
Views: 1906

Re: Window 8

I'm on Windows 8. The new interface is designed for touch and mobile devices, I don't have a problem using it on my dual screen desktop but I find myself using Classic Windows 7 apps most of the time because the new apps feel like they'd be better suited for a tablet. There are a few minor improveme...
by ahnooie
Tue Nov 06, 2012 2:28 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Window 8
Replies: 3
Views: 320

Re: Whole Disk Encryption?

I saw a 30-40% decrease with Truecrypt encryption on my SSD in one of my laptops when I benchmarked before and after encryption Make sure your next computer's CPU supports the AES Instruction Set and that will improve performance considerably as long as you're using the AES algorithm (I believe Tru...
by ahnooie
Thu Oct 11, 2012 9:02 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Whole Disk Encryption?
Replies: 37
Views: 1880

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