When we back up our business or personal data files, we often think our job is done if our backup utility didn’t inform of us any problems. All is well with that part of our world, we think. But is it really?
Data rot may not be a term you’re familiar with, but if most of your family photos are in digital format, you will want to become very familiar very quickly.
Earlier this week, the hosting industry gathered in Miami for what is probably its most significant annual meeting of the minds. HostingCon is not an event that the likes of Amazon, Microsoft, and Google attend, but it is the place where the rest of the industry meets to freely discuss the state of market opportunities and exchange ideas on strategies to address them.
This year there were three major takeaways that you can use in your calculus as either a consumer or provider of hosting services.
Release Notes #53
Joe and Charles share some excellent advice and tips on putting up a new release in the App Store without jeopardizing your customer base. Recommended listen for all serious indies.
- Using email to advise customers of a new release
- New app vs. yet another update of the existing version
- Charging customers a “second” time
- How to notify users in-app that you have a new release available without annoying them.
The Compound Effect (Vanguard Press, 2011)
It’s not always obvious that we aren’t standing still. We are always moving in either a positive or negative direction with the thoughts we have and the actions we perform every day. The Compound Effect will open your eyes to how and why this factor has a major impact on the success of your personal, career, or business development.
A designer knows he has achieved perfection not when there is nothing left to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.
— Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
It’s probably fair to say that most New Year’s resolutions are not tech-related, but the incidents of hacker activity that seem to be hitting closer to home every day probably warrant a few, especially when it comes to passwords and PIN codes.
While you’re clearing the decks and getting reorganized for a new year, consider whether any of the following are true for you:
Have you ever marveled at the knots you’ve seen and wondered both why a certain knot was used as well as how to tie it yourself? Look no further that What Knot to Do in the Greater Outdoors (“What Knot”) by Columbia Sportswear.
Big Idea: Step-by-step instructions for tying knots useful in outdoor activities
Most of us recognize the need for some sort of case for our mobile phones. It’s not a question of if we will drop our phones, but when, and onto or into what.
Often the choice ends up being a compromise between what we feel is enough protection vs. what won’t annoy us while we’re using the phone. This is especially true of the iPhone or any other touch-screen phone where finger gestures are involved.