Up and At ‘em

Two mornings in a row at 0435 hours pedaling by the paint buckets. Wahoo, indeed.

Running an Off Site Backup

Here’s a simple habit that might save your bacon: Run a full drive image backup at least once a month. I rotate through a couple of drives so I can go back a couple of months if necessary. The app is SuperDuper! and there’s a free but limited version for the Mac. I run a full backup at the beginning of every month. This is in addition to the Time Machine backup that is constantly churning.

The beauty of the full drive image backup is you can plug this in to any modern Mac and boot right from the backup drive. Zero downtime even in the most catastrophic events. Also – store these backup drives in another location.

The Travel Setup

If I’m going to be out of the office for just a couple of days, the gear bag is pretty light. An iPad, keyboard, and a few random accessories fits the bill for things like email, checking the servers, sFTP, editing files, or WordPress work. Here’s a shot from the hotel desk:

The weekender…

Pictured above – 2018 iPad, Apple Keyboard, Apple Pencil, Apple AirPods, Apple lightening to USB adapter, Leatherman Wave, USB Ethernet adapter (dongletown), tiny GorillaPod, clothe to clean the screen, and an Anker USB charger. And the stand for the iPad is a $10 Anker stand from Amazon that lets me use the iPad in portrait or landscape with a keyboard.