A Change of Heart: Backblaze is indeed the best backup after all

Almost a year ago I posted Online Backups: Why Switch From Backblaze to Crashplan, a posting about my plan to switch online backup service providers from Backblaze to Crashplan.  It wasn’t an indictment of Backblaze; it was simply a comparison of the two providers, arguing that on balance Crashplan was a better proposition for me.  True, I had experienced some issues with Backblaze’s streamlined approach to backup, but … Continue reading A Change of Heart: Backblaze is indeed the best backup after all

Why Patriotism Is Bad

Congratulations if you’re planning to read this article.  Many will not.  Many will see the title as anti-patriotic and will be irritated or insulted or angry.  And so they won’t continue.  Yet that’s a shame, because it is such intolerance to new ideas that is the point of my claim.  Patriotism doesn’t have to mean intolerance but, somehow, that’s what it’s become.  For some people … Continue reading Why Patriotism Is Bad