Mozy supporting Utah and You

September 11, 2008

A question that I get asked a lot when I go to fix someones computer is: “Whats the best way to back up my data.” This usually isn’t a question that is asked when everything is working fine, but when something breaks one begins to worry about data loss. No one wants to lose their work!

Mozy is a Utah based company that has a great solution to that problem. They offer accounts for free for under 2 GB of data. If you need more it’s a small $4.95 per month for UNLIMITED amount of space. Maybe this sounds like a comercial, but it seriously will save you a huge head ache if anything ever happens to your machine…and things usually do happen to machines.

Why else would you want to be a customer of Mozy? They give back to the community. This summer Mozy was one of the main sponsors for the Utah Open Source Conference. I love everything Open Source so the fact that Mozy would chip in makes them an awesome choice in my book.

In short, get some assurity, Get Mozy!

War in the political struggle

September 10, 2008

Why is it that war is always a huge part of a political struggle for power? Countless times throughout history war goes hand-in-hand with politics.

As the 2008 election draws nearer once again on the political plate of the candidates is the topic of war. War is a terrible, and horrible thing that is the cause of too much death and destruction. It has been said time and time again that other countries hate America for our “blood thirsty” attitudes, and I see that we do take offensive when needed. Like the brutal police of the world we throw our resources into everything that “needs our attention”

Anti-war activists say “These people we are killing are just like you.” I tend to agree, we are all people and similar in more ways than we are different. We all have the same needs, but maybe Anti-war people are going about it all wrong…

Consider the audience, a Nation of people on anti-depressents trying to fullfil their petty jobs and complete all of their “responsibilities”. A majority of these people walk around day in and day out with psychological issues that haven’t been resolved, and deep down may hate themselves. I think the lyric by Rise Against put it best when they said “These lives we live test negative for happiness.”

So….maybe the new anti-war slogan should be something more along the lines, “These people are nothing like you!”

Lately I’ve been very impressed with Novell and the things they have done for the local open source community here in Utah. I think it’s pretty awesome that a company as big as Novell would take an interest in the work and needs of those who might just be working out of their own garage.

This years Utah Open Source Conference was a great success. If you missed it I would highly recommend not missing next year as the conference seems to grow every year (Or at least it has since it started).

Novell really come through for those who attended by providing laptop bags for carrying around all of our schwag. These weren’t the cheapo bags you would expect from a conference either, they were really nice and I’m impressed that they would do that.

In short I’d like to give a Kudos to Novell for really going all out.

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