Forward to next post: The ongoing campaign to repeal the Seventeenth Amendment
Combining this website’s preoccupations with the Netherlands and emergency services, here’s a Flickr photoset dramatically documenting the rescue today, by bystanders, of a man who nearly drowned in an Amsterdam canal.
Merlin Mann preaches the truth, brother, truth:
Perform automated, redundant, and rotated backups as often as you can afford to lose every single bit of information that’s been changed or added since your last backup. Because it’s going to go away.Finally: Having frequent meaningful conversations makes us happier. “It may sound counterintuitive, but people who spend more of their day having deep discussions and less time engaging in small talk seem to be happier, said Matthias Mehl, a psychologist at the University of Arizona who published a study on the subject.” It “may sound counterintuitive”? Counterintuitive? On what planet?
- If it’s not automated, it’s not a real backup.
- If it’s not redundant, it’s not a real backup.
- If it’s not regularly rotated off-site, it’s not a real backup.