Times have changed. Storage is cheap, very cheap. Time Machine — Apple's backup software — taught me to stop worrying about efficiency. Backing up everything not only makes backing up a mindless and trivial task, it also makes me feel safe. I don't have to worry about losing my data anymore. I don't have to worry that my backup rules missed an important file.
Backing up desktops and laptops is easy and cheap enough. A 2 TB harddisk costs only $ 100.
What about servers? …
Time Machine backups are handled by a 2TB Western connected via MyBook 800. It's fairly quiet is one of the few external drives I've found that doesn't have a horrific design. Last year I had the 1TB version, but it finally met its demise after years of faithful service. It was a no brainer to upgrade to the new one.
I am a completely paperless office thanks to my Fujitsu . I usually scan all my receipts, bills and invoices … iX500
* SuperDupr! or Time Machine
* Solarized Theme (for shell, TextMate, etc.)
Remote repository hosting
Time Machine —I like to see that it's doing stuff when I have my backup drive connected at the office.
Keyboard & Character Viewer —I use OS X's Character Viewer tool ⓐⓛⓛ ⓣⓗⓔ ⓣⓘⓜⓔ.
iStat Menus 4 battery —more info than OS X's default icon.
Volume control —I use the keyboard to change the volume, but option-clicking the icon …
Backblaze - While I primarily rely on Time Machine for my backups, I also subscribe to to offload the contents of my hard drive to the Internet.
Billings - Now that I am back full-time at Second I am doing contracting in addition to my own product development. allows me to keep track of time in my active projects, manage clients and distribute invoices.
FastScripts - The default scripting menu in is good enough for basic scripters, …
…you can come back to Carbon to clone your internal hard drive to an external one. (Once the upgrade is done, I would still recommend you set up Time Machine.) Clonerif something is broken, I would suggest using
Finally, your developer machine has been upgraded to new features as much I do. Happy coding!Mountain Lion. I hope you'll enjoy the
…boot drive I rebooted my iMac and then designated the internal 3 .drive to be the Time Machine backup drive. At 1TB capacity, it's giving me more than enough room to store both a significant Time Machine history as well as my library files on it
Given the Time Machine backups I kept my setup on the default stripe-set configuration, giving me the full 240GB ofcapacity.
At this point, applications launch with a single "bounce" in the…
You can easily share individual notebooks with co-workers or spouses.
Most of this would, of course, also be possible with a less locked-in and more filesystem-bound approach like, implementing your own document archival and naming process as well as relying on for indexing. Do whatever suits your workflow …
Time Machine may quite possibly be the worst backup software I have used in the past 20 years. And that includes things that backed up to QIC40 tape.
ffaker - Faster rewrite of faker, with more utility methods too.
Rails/master is now 4.0.0.beta - If I get one wish, it'd be for 4.0 to dial back some of the refacturbation.
SublimeText2RailsRelatedFiles - Another plugin for the Rails dev exploring .
pismo - "Web …
The external 1TB drive holds Time Machine backups. In my experience, Time Machine100% reliable, but I don't need to recover accidentally deleted files often so it's worth filling otherwise-unused space with its work.
Servers at Jungle Disk . This is my "in case of house fire" backup.hold yet another backup of my most critical files via
I use Dropbox to mirror code and documents across the desktop and the laptop. It works …