Monthly Archives: July 2011

On the importance of backups and distributed version control

I care a lot about my data (and so should you). Because of this I keep all of my code and all my documents under version control using git. Media files are not modified very often which makes version control … Continue reading

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Emulate Time Machine using rsync

Many people using a Mac love Time Machine. It’s a simple and (often enough) powerful tool for performing incremental backups with file history. It relies on hard links. For people using GNU/Linux or for Mac users who desire a bit … Continue reading

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How I use git-annex

I use git-annex¬† for managing my movie collection and application installers. I often add new content from my laptop and I want to propagate it to my servers and then drop it locally. Doing this manually is tedious so I … Continue reading

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podcastfs – mounting a podcast using fuse

This is one of my old projects that I still find cool and quite useful. It’ s a fuse filesystem for mounting a list of podcast feeds and allows any “stupid” music player to browse and play the content as … Continue reading

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git-annex

git-annex is a tool for managing large files using git. Unlike how git is commonly used this system does not actually version the files themselves, instead it handles symbolic links to the files. git-annex provide a few very nice features … Continue reading

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