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the $18 100 pack dvd+r spindle | buy.com

Do you needs terabytes of data stored in an inexpensive and consistent manner? DVD+R backups are one of the easiest solutions for backing up large amounts of data. Using CD-R media may be insufficient in regards to the time necessary to create the backups and the storage capacity of the discs.

Whether you have DVD ISO files that need to be stored in another location or an immense amount of data that is constantly updated and requires regular backups, a 100 pack spindle of DVD+R media is probably the least expensive, most portable, and most compatible way of transporting data other than beaming the ones and zeroes over a secure network.

Imagine this scenario. A flood destroys your computer equipment, and the only backups you kept were on magnetic hard drives. The water wets their moving parts and short circuits the device. The data can only be restored by sending it to a data recovery lab, and that is probably more than you’d want to spend unless you have irreplaceable data that absolutely must be recovered.

If this data was routinely backed up onto DVD+R media on sale for $18, then the water-resistant, non-magnetic material that comprises this physical storage could have provided a harder, better, faster, and stronger backup solution if an offsite data center wasn’t already established.

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the cherenkov effect

This is a week to be overdriven. A learning experience is zoned in on upcoming exams and project deadlines. Tonight will be most focused on making progress on what was technically fallen behind on. The escalated stress level was kept dismissed for weeks and then absorbed like a life force of its own right about now. That’s what occupies a week day in and day out until the week is restarted for another seven-day adventure.

Naps double the week. The morning to mid-afternoon segment is spent as devotion to day job monotony. The evenings are spent as a pupil of an educational institution to apply more brightness and contrast to a future around the corner. A short night of sleep restarts the cycle and wedged in the possible voids are couch potatoes, rarely seen social butterflies, and human-machine symbiosis.

the playstation 3 cordless precision controller | buy.com

The Playstation 3 is usually packaged with one controller. If you’re on a budget, then a controller compatible with PS3 will suffice to enable competitive or cooperative two-player action. Many video games are designed for one-player, but many others including classic remakes like Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix and Bomberman Ultra are best not played alone.

I decided to purchase one of these controllers when I first received my PS3. The feel of the controller in your hands is much more comfortable than the regular controller from the rounder design. It’s on sale for $18 right now. The D-pad, buttons, and joysticks feel like the standard controller, so it’s all good for this price.

Some honesty: The Logitech Precision controller does not have vibration capability. It’s not really necessary, but it enhances the experience of some games. The controller requires 2 AA batteries, so invest in some rechargeables even though it doesn’t drink them up too quick but your Game Boy does. The USB key that communicates with the controller has an annoying green light. The ‘PS’ button is the upper-right button, and you’ll press the middle where the logo is like a purist until you learn where it is on this controller.

Other than that, it’s only $18 while supplies last, so if you need a couple extra controllers to fulfill your four-player lemon party dot org, then these are the party favors to pick up. You can get two at this price for less than one Sony DualShock 3 controller. Deal!

the thrill of procrastination

The weekend has flown by once again. Updating these records can be mind-numbing, but it needs to be done. We’re getting close to 4 years of keeping this ship afloat.

I enjoyed Matt’s El Rancho for the first time. I had the Old-Fashioned Tacos: two brisket, one chicken. They were deliciously deep-fried corn tacos with the standard veggies on the side (cilantro/onion mix and iceberg+tomatoes). Mare had the stuffed poblano and barely touched the rice. The to-go box held a brisket taco and the rice. I consumed it sometime within the next hour even though I had two chorizo and egg tacos from T-Mont for breakfast.

Betaplayer played at The Parish last night. 6th Street was rowdy as usual on a Saturday night. I missed M2X’s band at Weirdo’s the night before last. Grape told me it was a 4-hour set at the B-Play show. Mare and I ended up leaving later than we expected although the band wasn’t finished. They started 45+ minutes later than scheduled, so I’m sure their set ended near last call.

Today was supposed to a major catch-up day, but I wasted it watching a few episodes of The IT Crowd and just mulling around. I’m definitely staying up late tonight to catch up on some things… this being one of them. Thanks for reading as usual. The time to punch out the next post will be arriving very soon.

the 16 gigs in your pocket

Storing large files can be a task if you have a mountain of information to organize, but transporting them by portable means can be an even bigger task. Those 4GB flash drives just aren’t cutting it these days. You need more disk space for less in the form of a flash drive. How about 16GB for $25? Act quick. They might already be sold out for this price by the time you read this.

Kingston is a leader in memory technology and have been trusted with manufacturing quality flash drives by many enthusiasts including myself for over a decade. When their USB flash drives go on sale, they’re sure to be bought up quickly. USB flash drives are the most durable and portable methods of carrying out files to quickly access, share, and distribute.

With this 16GB flash drive, you probably won’t be needing anything similar for a long while. Think of all the audio, video, pics, ISOs, and other assorted files you can store on this small device. Copying files back and forth with drive is quick and painless using the super popular USB 2.0 interface.

Does your buddy have a bunch of DVD ISOs that you want to borrow? Instead of spending all the time burning the data onto discs or spending a hundred or so bucks on an external hard drive, you can have a much affordable solution with a memory key. Just plug it into a USB port on his PS3 and easily copy files with the XMB. Praise the miracles in technology.

the expected personalized interlude

Here’s another obligatory update. I’ve been keeping these rants short, because I have bigger fish to fry. If you’re into pattern detection, then you know exactly why I still sprinkle this collection with first-person prose that reflects something or another that might be relevant to the big picture or not. June flew by. To 100-degree heat: Please do your best to stay out of the beautiful city of Austin.

My summer session ends at the end of this month. I slacked a bit this semester, but I’m doing A-OK. The Fall semester is probably going to eat me alive. I amuse myself with the anxiety I gather before I have to do anything learning-related and absolutely love the feeling I get after I’m done with a learning-related task. Installing wrinkles in my brain keeps the necessary stress of life at a normal level and sure beats boredom and feeling like a robot.

Half of the year has already passed us. I’ve been focused on new and more interesting ventures which are becoming more and more rewarding slowly but surely. At this day and age, I’m no longer surprised how years go by before goals are met. I do feel disheartened by the displacement of energy upon completion of projects, because the routine can be comforting. I realize that’s just the torch being passed on to the next accomplishment. Lather. Rinse. Repeat. This isn’t rocket science.

the homemade luther burgers

Homemade Luther Burgers

Recipe makes 4 servings.

  • 1½ pounds of Ground Chuck
  • 4 slices of Bacon
  • 4 slices of Medium Cheddar Cheese
  • 4 Glazed Donuts
  • Kosher salt, fresh ground Black Pepper, HBDlux

Friday’s Oven Method
(more convenient than grilling)

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Form ground chuck into 4 patties. Season to taste.
  3. Place patties on a grill with baking sheet underneath. Bake for 35-40 minutes or until Medium Well Done to Well Done.
  4. Slice bacon in half. Set the slices evenly apart on a microwave-safe plate on a couple paper towels. Cover them with another paper towel. Microwave bacon on High for about 4½ minutes or until the bacon is crispy.
  5. Slice the donuts and toast them during last 10 minutes of cooking the patties.
  6. Melt cheddar on burgers in oven. Keep an eye on the cheese and remove from them from the oven before the cheese oozes onto the baking sheet.
  7. The sugary side goes toward the patty. The inside of the donut should be on the outside.
  8. Serve with a side of potato chips or French fries. Enjoy the itis afterward.