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Mac Backups

September 6th, 2012 · No Comments

by Dwayne Phillips I had been using a Unix command for Mac backups. My recent experience with a dead disk drive showed that the strategy didn’t quite work. I don’t like commercial products that make backups for disks. My worry is that the backup data are useless without the product to unpack them. Hence, for […]

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Tags: COTS · OS X · Technology

Be Careful with What You Buy at the Mall

February 16th, 2009 · No Comments

by Dwayne Phillips I have seen many “critical” systems built with commercial products that are available at the mall, Best Buy, Circuit City, you name them. The result can be disastrous. Please be careful. About ten years ago I worked on a small project that built a data link. We were sending short, simple text […]

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Tags: COTS · Design · Management · Technology