If you wish to keep an offsite Time Machine backup in a place which you don’t consider safe (for me it’s my office: although I’m the only one working there, my collegues could in principle get it when I’m out), then this link is for you. It will drive you through the whole process, from creating the encrypted disk image (to an external USB HD, or someplace else), to the Time Machine preference pane configuration.
Hey, look who’s here.
And to not illude anyone: coming soon, but not yet, with price to be announced.
Just Sunday, on the way back from “I am number four”, I saw a bunch of Indian kids covered with powder. Didn’t know it was an Hindu festival.
Using Dictionary.app when refining my paper makes me feel like a real writer. Loads of interesting stuff there.
Twitter’s official iPhone app, formerly Loren Brichter’s Tweetie and an otherwise awesome client, got a lot of negative reactions from the recent addition of the Quick Bar, a mandatory trending-topics banner on top of the tweet list. A lot of people really hate it, calling it the “dickbar” and…
I guess that Loren now sees some similarities between atebits acquisition by Twitter and Faust’s deal with the devil.
Just made my best “spaghetti ai frutti di mare” ever.
PowerPoint::Mac = buggy.
This is kind of a prediction, since at the time I’m writing this, Papers 2.0 is not out yet. But I think it all boils down to the 30% cut they would have to give to Apple.
The advantages of the Mac Apple Store are basically two: visibility and simplicity (to install, pay and upgrade). The disadvantages are that every upgrade has to be review and accepted, and that you lose 30% (well, probably slightly less, since every payment system will cost you something).
But Papers.app does not need visibility: it’s already well-known in academia, an environment where collaboration and information sharing (including the software used to get things done) is broadly practiced.
And Papers users are usually geek enough to not notice the easiness of the Mac App Store anyway. At least I know I am :)