There’s one thing that I fear when it comes to my storage and that is to lose all my pictures I’ve been taking for all these years. I have seen customers of mine that has lost all their images due to a hard disk crashing and seen the tears. I usually do my regular backup using TimeMachine on my Mac to an Apple Time Capsule. But my photo library in Adobe Lightroom is to big to fit on the SSD drive used in my MacBook Pro, and TimeMachine doesn’t do backup of external drives. So I use rsync to make a backup to my NAS which uses RAID–1 for extra protection. But I don’t want to rely on a single backup. A fire, burglary or simple hardware failure makes me uneasy. So I also do an off-site backup using the excellent Arq backup program.
Getting better speed over WiFi
Most people today have their computers, phones and media players connected via Wi-Fi. But is your wireless network operating at the highest speed? Well, there’s a couple of things you can do to increase both the reach and your connection speed with some simple configuration changes. Let’s see if we can increase your Wi-Fi speed.
The next couple of weeks I’m going to write a couple of blog posts on how to speed up your internet connection on Mac OS X (and other operating systems), using some simple tools. First up is an easy way of increase the speed of loading web pages by optimizing the DNS you are using when surfing the web.
After installing or updating a system to Yosemite, I have seen blank (missing) icons on several Macs. I have also seen cases where the desktop doesn’t get updated after a change to the document icons in the application itself (which happens as developers update their apps to use the new icon guidelines.)
Saving this link for later. Looks like a good thing to know.
How to Reset the Printing System in Mac OS X to Fix Annoying Printer Problems
This little trick was new to me. Good to know.