I’ve done a lot of work with Google Maps over the last few years, and when the CartoDB service came up on my radar a while ago I was intrigued, but the projects I was working on all had a “rushed” timeline on them which meant it was never a good time to play with a new system… until recently!
Today I ran in to a situation, a small hump in the highway that is my life at the moment, moving my entire development environment to Mac, running Windows on Parallels for my .NET development (as I eagerly await vNext and the hopeful transition for me to doing it all (?!) on the Mac.
The situation is that when running Parallels, your home directory on the Windows machine is actually a mapped network drive (in my case, to v:) back to \psfhome, and when installing a Windows Service for a program that
An important question for all website owners: how long since you’ve backed up your website contents? Or even your own computer, for that matter?
It happen too many times, whether it’s a website, a computer, or a business server, backups are too often skipped over when time is short, and the result can be hours, days or weeks of lost business and revenue when hardware or software fails.
If you maintain your own website contents, either by way of static pages or a CMS, make sure you have a latest backup – you never know when things could go pear-shaped!
As we discussed in our post about backing up your website contents, taking screenshots of major content pages can be one way of ensuring you always have a copy of your content for future needs.
Screenshots can also be a great way of showing others what error message, screen, etc you are seeing on your computer at a given time