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Justin Koh
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Getting pretty fed up with +CrashPlan's incredibly obtuse software which freaks out and has to resynchronize block information between my LAN machines every backup (which takes forever on 500GB worth of files?).

I gritted my teeth through it a couple times but am now just scared of whether I'm actually getting backed up or not: for example, the progress bar for the upload to CrashPlan Central jumps wildly around: 185GB to go! No, 300MB to go! Etc.

I used to use CrashPlan Central for my offsite backup and Time Machine for my LAN backup but then Time Machine got wiggy when I switched home servers (I use an AFP shared disk for the backup location, but it did not like switching computers at all, even with the weird sparsebundle editing tricks that are out there).

So now, looking for alternatives. Has anyone tried SpiderOak?
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It is my experiences with my iPhoto/Aperture databases that have given me the most cause to investigate spring all my photos in Drive instead. 
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Another new dad tip: increase the number of episodes per show kept by the DVR during the third trimester so you don't run out of stuff to watch while walking the kid around.

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Newborn nighttime dad duties: you're sort of like the warm up comedian at the taping of a popular sitcom, trying to keep the audience from getting testy while the shot gets set up.
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How have I not tried one of these before?
Last year I fell deeply in love with the cemitas sold from the taco trucks on Roosevelt Avenue in Queens, New York. Then I traveled to Puebla, Mexico, their source, and discovered that the sandwich I loved was an imposter. This is the story of how I learned to love both (recipes included).
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Been waiting for this one to release ever since I heard "Lifted Up" on the radio. Good stuff! Need to listen again and again and again.
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PRK surgery update, 2 months later:

I went for my checkup in the city on Fri and got pretty good news: my right eye is 20/20! My left eye is lagging as expected: they said it was 20/25 but I think I was cheating since they did my right eye first and then kept the same chart for my left: it's hard to really say what you're seeing when you know the letter sequence. I asked them to switch it up to give me a better signal and I'm thinking it's more like 20/30.

I no longer have to do my medicated drops, only the artificial tears. I've definitely been bad about that: it's really hard to remember to keep putting them in every hour. Dr. Lai said my eye surface still seems a little irritated and I need to be persistent.

My last checkup is in a month: here's hoping for 20/20 in both. I'm not greedy, don't need the 20/15 or anything.

It's still amazing to me that I don't have glasses anymore after 27 years (I started wearing them in second grade). I saw some old home movies over Xmas and I was rocking some pretty thick frames (I believe they were Karate Kid II branded ones) that took up 1/2 my face when I was in third grade. Just like I wonder if my entire personality might be different if I were taller (my college roommate says I would have been an evil tyrant), I wonder what life would have been like if I had had perfect vision...

Hilariously, I was looking through some photos and it turns out that the face recognizers in all my photo organization programs don't think I'm me anymore.
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Thanks for sharing your status updates, this is helping me to push myself to finally getting it done.
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I can't think of a bigger influence on my sense of humor than reading Bloom County when I was a kid. I already have volumes 1-9 on Comixology, but thinking of donating to get them DRM free and also the Outland collections.
Our newest Humble Book Bundle features the complete run of the Bloom County comic strip, here to fill that penguin-sized hole in your heart!
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I've been reading articles like this for several years, but actually having skin in the game makes them pretty terrifying.
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My parents are in town for a week to help with the baby and brought some stuff from the house found during spring cleaning. Among them: some journals from my senior year of high school written during my theology class and on our orchestra trip that spring break.

Whoa the angst. Such drama! The theology class journal was a weekly guided session so each entry had a guiding question or topic (and the whole thing was graded so I actually wrote it semi-coherently unlike some other journals). Lots of thoughts about what occupied my mind in those days, where I was headed to school, who my friends were, what made me happy back then, and what I thought the future would hold. More painful were the entries on the things I didn't like about myself and wished I could change.

It's amazing how I could read it and feel those feels all over again.

High school. It'll mess you up.
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Pretty much this. Looking forward to getting judged the first time we take him out in public.
 
WOODBURY, MN—Noting how the pair’s failure to promptly resolve the situation was a clear indication of their inability to raise or care for another human being, sources confirmed Friday that the parents of a crying infant must not be any good.
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It's even better on an airplane. :)
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Aagh, retired my old 2006 MBP with a broken screen as our home file server and replaced it w/ our 2009 MBP with a broken battery. Time Machine backup got trashed in the process due to some crashes and now it's taking forever to update over AFP. Wrestled with some settings for a bit, but now I think I'll just consolidate on running CrashPlan everywhere (was already using it for offsite backup).
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We're on TV! And YouTube, of course.
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