CarboniteYou’ve now heard about how Windows Live Photo Gallery applied false GPS co-ordinates to 10,000 of my photographs. Then you heard about how WLPG also damaged the EXIF on those photos.

Now for some better news. … [continued]

Windows Live Photo Gallery & EXIF Damage

by JL Beeken on 11-07-2010

Windows LiveThe Windows Live Photo Gallery disaster has hit new heights of obscenity.

You’ve already heard about how it automatically applied garbage GPS co-ordinates to any photo with an embedded address and no co-ordinates. The Microsoft design team thought they’d do the world a favor by adding co-ordinates to save us the bother of doing it ourselves. Even though these co-ordinates could never be accurate and in some cases even hit the wrong country. … [continued]

Yet Another Backup Story

by JL Beeken on 9-10-2010

So, the big question is: Did my files survive the computer crash? How well did my file backup serve me?  Because we just love to hear those stories of utter devastation, don’t we? The pictures of towers burnt to a crisp. Melted hard-drives. Wisps of charcoal where wires used to be. … [continued]

Carbonite: Unlimited Online Backup

by JL Beeken on 4-28-2009

Carbonite Online BackupBy default, Carbonite backs up everything in your Documents and Settings folder, including documents, photos, email and data files from applications, such as Quicken, Money, etc. Once a subscription is purchased, music is also added to the list. The default backup does not include programs, system files, temporary files, videos, or individual files greater than 4GB. You can, however, manually add any of these to your Carbonite backup. Carbonite shows what’s backed up and what’s pending by putting small colored dots on each folder. You can right-click on the folders and change your options. For more detail, read Carbonite Online Backup.

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The Importance Of A Good Backup Plan

by JL Beeken on 10-25-2008

If you have a computer you need a good backup plan.

It shocks me to realize how much of the life I take for granted is on my computer. Not anywhere on paper I can hold in my hands. Thousands of family history files and photographs, contacts, email, financial files … Thousands and thousands of hours of work. The thought of any of it disappearing leaves me breathless. … [continued]

Carbonite Online Backup

by JL Beeken on 6-27-2008

Carbonite Online Backup

Why Backup is Important: … [continued]

Online Backup: Mozy, Carbonite & Box

by JL Beeken on 1-22-2007

Online backup solutions seem to be everywhere these days.

Carbonite is a very user-friendly online backup service. You don’t have to log on anywhere to upload files as the entire process is automated. … [continued]