March 02, 2003

Desktop/Laptop Sync?

I've got what I think is a pretty basic requirement. I would like to sync different files and directories between my laptop and a couple of workstations and in some cases, between files that live on my laptop and files that live on the internet in various places (but always behind ftp). The thing is, I can't find any software that just does this...

I found plenty of apps on Tucows that will sync files etc., but each of these apps is coming at the problem from a back-up/restore context. I would rather have an app that deals with the problem from a data portability perspective. In other words, I want Palm Hotsync not Norton Systemworks - but just for my laptop.

Is anyone aware of any apps that might possibly fit this bill?

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Mike Lampson from IARegistry has set up a palindromicly named dotORG issues tracking blog that documents (and hopefully continues to) what problems registrars are seeing with the transition from Verisign to PIR. Great little resource that will undoubtedly help both sides of the equation solve problems instead of perpetuate them. Great to see.
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The elements of feeling and of thought

thumb_4-030203 045.jpgI was going stir crazy today. Call it cabin fever or whatever, I just couldn't handle being inside for yet another day while the weather had its way with the city.

I blew off my chores, did a bare minimum grocery shop and headed out to West Humber Bay Park here in Toronto with the digital camera. Took 50+ shots, heres a few that I like.

Wisdom and spirit of the Universe!
Thou soul is the eternity of thought!
That giv'st to forms and images a breath
And everlasting motion! Not in vain
By day or star-light thus from by first dawn
Of childhood didst thou intertwine for me
The passions that build up our human soul,
Not with the mean and vulgar works of man,
But with high objects, with enduring things,
With life and nature, purifying thus
The elements of feeling and of thought,
And sanctifying, by such discipline
Both pain and fear, until we recognize
A grandeur in the beatings of the heart.
- William Wordsworth (1770 - 1850)

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Life in my thirties...

I don't know if its just me or not, but I found that there was a great deal of self-awareness that crept into my being the second that I turned thirty.

I occupy space and I'm comfortable with that. But, I get the sense that I'll be 40 before I fully figure out why I occupy the space I do.

There's also a sense of just not giving a shit about certain things anymore. Case in point, I just put a hole in the ass of my favorite pants getting ready to leave. Did I immediately change them and mourn the loss of my favorite pants? Nope, I'll finish out the day in them and welcome the new addition to my collection of "used to be favorite, but now I just wear 'em on the weekend pants".

I'm leaving the house in my new wear 'em on the weekend pants as soon as I can tear my way away from the machine. I hope the other kids don't laugh at me. I'm a bit worried though because there's no way that my mom will console me on this one.

That's another thing I miss about being in my 20's - my parents stopped treating me like a little kid. Imagine - I spent 10 years trying to escape their blackhole, four or five years resigned to it - and *poof* - it just disappeared one day.

Let me know if you know of any way to get it back - it was a lot more fun resisting it than it is not having it at all.

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Man in the Arena

New feature. I've decided to periodically upload some of the more artistic shots that I take in my wanderings and set them to poetry or famous quotes or whatever strikes my fancy.

These first five shots were taken over the course of the last two weeks in both Toronto and DC with Theodore Roosevelt providing the inspiration. If the log files show that there is interest in this and the work, I might set up a more useful way to share these posts. In the meantime, I'll simply be using good old HTML.


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