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Backing up your data provides you with peace of mind and ensures that in the event of hardware failure, your valuable information can be restored instead of being forever lost. Data can be important documents, priceless digital photographs, your music collection, home videos, and other kinds of formats that keep your life together. The thought of losing everything because you did not back up your data can lead to a whirlwind of frustration.

You should always have at least two copies of your important data. An inexpensive solution is to invest in a 1TB external hard drive on sale for $70 and set up your backup software to copy all of your files to this drive periodically. Depending on your level of paranoia, you may want to do this weekly or even daily.

Storage has become very affordable. A terabyte of disk space can hold more than the average computer user has on their computer’s hard drive. Whether you download episodes of your favorite television shows, catalog all of the music you like, or back up your DVD collection, a 1TB hard drive is a valuable tool in storing and protecting your files. The price is irresistable, and we live in a computing society that has advanced to a point where valuable data should never be lost.

the object dot methods

Learning computer programming is essentially learning foreign languages.

Traffic was terrible in Austin yesterday. I spent over an hour on the road traveling from North Austin to Downtown. When the rain falls, many Austin drivers become too cautious. I’m a cautious driver myself, but I am able to maintain a reasonable speed limit even in unfavorable weather conditions.

I commute to Downtown twice a week to a class that starts shortly after 7pm. I can choose to arrive early before the traffic jams get worse, or I can deal with a congestion that can get so annoying your head will spin. I have stubbornly chosen the latter since this semester started. What a waste of time. What a waste of fuel. It’s just something I deal with every week to enjoy everything else in my life.

My goddaughter’s father emailed me some videos of her laughing. Adorable. We look forward to seeing her next month. I said that in my last somewhat personal update on here, didn’t I? Yep. Still excited. Peace out.

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If you don’t use a flash drive as one of your primary methods of portable data storage, then you’re living in the past. Sure, internet clouds and other forms of online storage are available but what if you were unable to access the internet or needed to download a very large file on a time crunch? Consider one of the most cost-effective methods of transporting data that has proved itself time and time again: the USB flash drive.

The Kingston DataTraveler line of USB flash drives are a dependable solution for carrying around data. The physical device has a sturdy loop where a lanyard or a keychain can easily be attached and transported conveniently. This Generation 3 (G3) DataTraveler on sale for $22.95 with free shipping features impressive speeds of 10MB/sec read and 5MB/sec write.

Something I probably haven’t mentioned in posts about Kingston products is their amazing warranties. This 16GB flash drive has a five-year warranty that only proves that this is a great investment in a very useful device manufactured to last you a very long time. Accept no substitutions. Compare the quality of Kingston DataTraveler USB flash drives to similar storage devices and experience the highest levels of durability and dependability.

You could be storing up to 16GB of some very important data on one of these little guys, and the last thing aside from misplacing it that you would want to happen is to experience a disk failure. I’ve been using Kingston memory for many years now and turn to them first. They offer the most bang for your buck without skimping on the quality of their products.

the junk drawer

I’ve been updating this soapbox for over four years now.

On a related note: Happy Belated 4th Birthday, Modern Soapbox!

This medium of communication that I will always praise has become a junk drawer since I first established it as a storage device for my memories, rants, and other assorted bursts of pseudo-creativity. Many other word compositions are stored throughout this collection, but I have not forgotten about it and have no idea when I will. I vow to update this at least once a month, since it’s something I’ve kept up with for a while now. Think about this. If Modern Soapbox was a human child, it would be enrolled in pre-kindergarten now. What a thought.

Speaking of human children, my goddaughter is a beautiful being that was baptized last month. I’ll be seeing her again next month when Mary & I do one of our “get outta town for weekend” trips. I’m not the best at keeping up with people that don’t keep up with me, but she’s an exception for obvious reasons.

The fall semester is in full swing. It’s a part-time job. I loathe my commutes on Tuesdays and Thursdays, because the most congested part of MoPac in central Austin is a force to be reckoned with. Quite honestly, it’s such a waste of time, but it’s for the cause, the bigger picture and necessary because that’s the only option for the path I’m following.

Well, it always seems like when I just need to compose a “padpost” that I end up writing longer than I should and then feeling like I want to do this more often in the future when I know I will only update this as much as I already do or even less. Time to make a little paper before I do my dreaded Tuesday commute.  T minus ~35 minutes. Peace out.