The 3-2-1 Backup Rule

Too many people today don't backup their files. And of those that do, many don't do it well. An easy way to remember a "safe" way to backup your data is with the "3-2-1 Backup Rule" which goes like this:

  • Keep 3 copies of any important files (your primary/working copy counts as one)
  • Store your files on 2 different media types (Example: Hard drive and in the Cloud)
  • Always have 1 copy off site

With the 3-2-1 ...

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Join multiple .avi files in Ubuntu

I was just in a bit of a pickle and needed to join two .avi files together while in Ubuntu.  There are a number of solutions out there, but the most simple solution I could find was via avimerge. Here's how I did it.

Install avimerge

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install transcode-utils

Merge your files

avimerge -i input_file1.avi input_file2.avi -o output_file.avi

It's as simple as that. I did this in Ubuntu 10.10, but ...

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Gaming, Then and Now

My brother is currently attending the DigiPen School of Technology working on a degree in video game programming / design. He's an avid gamer but has missed some of (IMO) the best games of all time, specifically, the Half-Life saga. Naturally, I email him recommending these games in the hope of inspiring him or, at the very least, giving him a better understanding of some of the good games he's missed out on and where the industry came from ...

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Search Engine Optimization Tips

Search engine ranking and your web sites traffic are directly influenced by four main areas:

Content, Links, Popularity and Reputation

Content: The more unique, well-versed content a site has, the better it will rank. Content primarily consists of the text on your site, but also includes images, videos and anything else the users come to the site for.

Links: Mainly concerning inbound links, but also includes outbound links and internal links. The more, quality, inbound links a site has, the ...

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Beginers Guide To Search Engine Optimization

The following is a quick list of optimizations that, in my years of web development, I have observed will help increase your sites search engine ranking. While none of these processes are guaranteed to make your site #1 in Google overnight, I can promise that by implementing all (or even some) of these items, in time your site's rank will rise.

The following items are clean, honest ways to optimize your site. I do not condone, nor solicit, any ...

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