Technology

A collection of 3 posts

How I backup my files

The importance of backing up my files has been on my mind ever since I lost some GCSE ICT coursework. I lost the data with a handful of days left before the deadline. Not a good situation 😔. I had the file on one USB stick, which managed to corrupt itself. It was a classic case of Murphy's law - if it can happen, it will happen. I had been tempting fate by working from that one memory stick for far too long. After I worked furiously to recreate my coursework, I spent a few hours setting up a proper personal file backup system. From that point onwards, I have had this system in place: On my local drive - the...

Links (July 2015)

Tony Fadell (Ex-Apple, Nest Co-Founder) proposes we think in terms of the thoughtful home, not the internet of things. This extends to ideas like the thoughtful car (Tesla) and the thoughtful city. Technological innovation is meant to offer useful improvement. Nobody is interested in a fridge that can send text messages, but consumers are ready to adopt boring, seamless and secure technologies (PDF Report). Security cameras and learning thermostats seem to be trusted at the moment. Tapingo think you can get your coffee or lunch without waiting. Order on your phone, pay with Touch ID, see it'll be ready in five minutes, then walk into the store and drink. Paid for in advance, no queues, no wasted time. Ibrar Bhatt...