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Reminder tip: Disable Wi-Fi during sleep to dramatically increase idle battery life on tablets and devices you don’t often use

Posted by jpluimers on 2019/03/08

I agree: [WayBack] It’s so obvious I hadn’t thought about this.. – Roderick Gadellaa – Google+.

[WayBackReminder tip: Disable Wi-Fi during sleep to dramatically increase idle battery life on tablets and devices you don’t often use

–jeroen

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Vloerkleden l Tapijten l IKEA

Posted by jpluimers on 2019/03/04

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Bye, Bye, Google · Bogdan Popa

Posted by jpluimers on 2019/02/28

Interesting approach: saying good bye isn’t that hard if you do not share a lot things with other people through it.

[WayBackBye, Bye, Google · Bogdan Popa:

I spent this past weekend de-Google-ifying my life and, despite my expectations, it wasn’t too hard to do. I started by moving all of my websites off of Google App Engine and onto a dedicated box that I had already owned. That was straightforward enough. Next, I removed any Google Analytics snippets from each of them and replaced those with my own analytics server that I had built a while back (it doesn’t store any PII, only aggregate information (and very little of that, too)).

Via:

This might be a viable mail alternative: [WayBack] Reliable Email Provider, Inbox Email & Resource Center | inbox.com

Simplify your online communication with one login to secure email communication, organize conversations, and fine-tune archive searches.

Via: [WayBack] Thank you for following us! It’s been our pleasure to build a community with all of you. In the coming weeks, we’ll be closing this page. Please find us… – Google – Google+

Thank you for following us! It’s been our pleasure to build a community with all of you. In the coming weeks, we’ll be closing this page. Please find us here to stay connected:

www.youtube.com/google
www.twitter.com/google
www.instagram.com/google
www.facebook.com/google

–jeroen

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Don’t complain about the multitude of “places”/services that your fav G+ers are going…

Posted by jpluimers on 2019/02/26

Great post: [WayBack] Don’t complain about the multitude of “places”/services that your fav G+ers are going and how that makes your life miserable. We all met here by acciden… – Jan Wildeboer – Google+:

Don’t complain about the multitude of “places”/services that your fav G+ers are going and how that makes your life miserable. We all met here by accident, had a good time, mostly. And now we move on.

There is no “one size fits all” replacement out there. Instead, look forward to meeting new people and old friends at whichever place you are going to.

Find me on Twitter, Mastodon and infrequently on Pluspora. Or maybe at a (hopefully open and distributed) new place that doesn’t even exist yet.

[WayBack] OK, maybe Diaspora can become my “new home”, at least for sharing my blog posts and allowing comments. – Thomas Mueller (dummzeuch) – Google+

[WayBack] Diaspora API Dev Progress Report 30 by Open Source and Fediverse Advocate/Developer exploring longvetity and software from a 1st person point of view

–jeroen

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2018 Hard Drive Reliability Stats by Manufacturer and Model

Posted by jpluimers on 2019/02/11

We look at the hard drive failure rates for the data drive models in operation in our data centers in 2018 (now totaling over 750 petabytes and 100,000 drives). In addition, we’ll see how the new hard drive models we added during the year did, including our 12 TB HGST and 14 TB Toshiba drives.

Full article: [WayBack] 2018 Hard Drive Reliability Stats by Manufacturer and Model

Statistical data at [WayBack] Backblaze Hard Drive Stats:  Hard Drive test data from the Backblaze data center. Backblaze is affordable, easy-to-use cloud storage.

Via [WayBack] 2018 Hard Drive Reliability Stats by Manufacturer and Model https://www.backblaze.com/blog/hard-drive-stats-for-2018/ – DoorToDoorGeek “Stephen McLaughlin” – Google+

–jeroen

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