Monday, January 12, 2009

Painless Backups: On that old USB hard drive you've got over there!

A great new item was introduced at the CES show in Las Vegas last week.
It's called Clickfree Transformer Cable and costs,
as soon as you can find it, approximately $60.
Here's what it looks like.

Just plug it into one of your handy dandy USB ports and you're off.
Your system will recognize and deal with the driver issues.

The maufacturer says, “No software to install or setup. Works right out-of-the-box. Just
plug the Clickfree Transformer into the computer, then plug any
external USB hard drive into the other end of the Transformer
and it converts the external hard drive into a Clickfree backup drive.
Automatically starts, finds, organizes and backs up all of your data
onto the external hard drive.”

“Backing up personal content is becoming more important as people
turn their photos, movies and other content into digital formats,” said
Tim Bajarin, president and principal analyst of Creative Strategies.
“The Clickfree Transformer Cable now makes it very simple to take any
hard drive and turn it into a highly personal back up device.”

I did a brief search on google, but couldn't yet find it for sale.

I can't wait!

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Saturday, January 10, 2009

Twitter This and

Twitter's Update PageImage via WikipediaHave you gotten involved with the new social media phenomena?

I've taken the plunge with twitter which allows you to post
up to 140 characters in, sort of, a live stream of consciousness
online diary or updating medium for one's friends and

(It turns out that, because one can post from one's
cellphone, that some people actually made postings
during the Mumbai tragedy.)

Of course, I'd like to go over the limit.
There are many "twitter type" gadgets
and applications which have been developed
to do amazing things with and for our
twitter postings.

One category is shorteners which allow
more than 140 characters to be typed and
then the post is re-configured to show the
beginning words and then has a link added.
This link contains the rest of your comments.

Now the title of my blog is "life as a case study".
Of course, neither of these two services would
work for me this morning!!!
I entered and checked my twitter credentials properly,
but no shortened posts.
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