Do You Have a Backup Plan?

Computers mirror life in certain ways. Just as your files on computers or laptops, our plans should also have a back up.

Our back-up plan lends us a hand in times of dire need. It provides us an alternative or another way out in case our previous plan failed. In addition, a back-up plan helps us manage our stress levels and gets us back on our feet especially when the universe seems to be against us and our plans.

After hitting puberty, we’ve come to realized that life can be unfair; it does not give us what we always hoped for. As we move along with our life, we clearly did not see bad things coming: losing our job, getting into an accident, or being diagnosed with something, among other things. When these happen, we should all be ready! Here’s how you do it:

1. Our career path

There will come a time when the economy’s not doing great. As a result, there may be massive layoffs or retrenches. There are people that after losing their job, they don’t know what they are going to do next. We should find things we’re interested in doing at in case we haven’t landed our dream job yet.

2. Our finances

Who wouldn’t want to spend their afternoon at the spa or go to the casino and let loose a little? Since rest and leisure is somehow an important aspect in our life, maybe we can spend it at home instead with our kids and dogs. Not only it is cost-efficient, our relationship with our loved ones will also be strengthened. We can also take advantage of bookies free bets, discount coupons at the spa or shaved off token prices.

It is also important that we have savings that can last at least for two months. You’ll never know when you’re going to lose your job or get sick or what. Having a retirement plan is also a must. When you are over 30, you should have at least a savings account or ROTH IRA by now.

3. Our personal records

We need to back up our files either through the cloud or external hard drives. In the event that there’s a fire, a natural disaster or our laptops just won’t work, we still have important data saved someplace else.

You can also opt having a safety deposit box where family heirlooms, important documents or prized personal belongings can be kept. Not only these are insured, but they are also in safe hands.

Having a back-up plan may not be easy as some think it would be. You can always ask someone to help and guide you plan your other plans. What’s important is that we have a back-up plan that can motivate us to keep going.

 

Keep Your Browsing History Secure With These Simple Tips

Even the word ‘browsing’ sounds somewhat sinister, don’t you think? I am not buying Honey, just browsing. Browsing that big breasted brunette with her legs so wide open she could snatch my soul. Browsing that fake blonde ladyboy with the biggest dick I have ever seen on a chick. Browsing the Internet for some relief from my piss boring life in the suburbs with you, Honey. Not cruising for a bruising, but browsing for an arousing moment or two. But keeping that secret from you, of course, because I am at heart a normal well adjusted guy.

Keep Your Browsing History Secure With These Simple Tips

In the old days, men would keep their wank mags in their backyard sheds, where they were supposed to be fixing things and making stuff. They were, of course, fixing their distinct lack of coitus with their hand, and making themselves cum with some petroleum based lubricant. Woodwork and metalwork skills come in handy when you truly need them. Today, everything is on your computer, so you need new ways of hiding things from ‘she who controls your life’. Browse your favourite site discreetly or you might be for the chop, old son.

I like to imagine that I am Tom Cruise in Missionary (position) Impossible, but in reality I am a lot taller than Tom. It is absolutely vital that the sticky information at the crux of the story is kept hidden and secret. The arch villain, my wife, must never know what files Tom has accessed in his bid to relieve the semen trapped within the submarine. Clearing my browser history from the beginning of time (even before my wife and I were born?) every time I view those compromising files is paramount if I am to remain unsuspected. Secret intelligence is a very male thing, we are holders of information, that if it was to get out into the general populace could undermine the values that we hold most dear.

Training yourself to clear your browsing history after every session, along with the sticky tissues and lubricant, must become a deeply ingrained habit. It must be like eating and sleeping, talking and walking, automatic and second nature if you are to escape unscathed from vitriolic abuse and the possible end of your marriage. Understanding the incredible odds that you are up against in your bid to release those brave fellows from your engorged vessel is all part of the achievement. When Tom is up against it, he rubs his way to liberation, usually in an explosive ejaculation of considerable force. We salute you Mister Cruise!

 

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How To Develop A Daily Back-Up Routine

People use computers and other smart devices to store documents, memories and other information that needs to be kept for a long period of time. Data is important that’s why it is crucial to protect it. To protect your data, you need to implement a daily back-up routine and recovery plan. Backing-up data can protect against accidental data loss, database corruption, hardware failures and natural disasters. The best way to protect your data is through back-ups done consistently and in timely manner. Develop a daily back-up routine schedule to ensure your entire system is protected. You can back-up your data on internal drive, external drive, USB, DVD and cloud. Backing-up will ensure your data is safe over a period of many years.

The basic types of back-ups include:

Full back-up – all files are selected for back-up regardless of archive attribute. Full back-up should be performed whenever a major change is made to the system, especially after operating system update.

Incremental back-up – creating a copy of all files that has changed since a previous back-up. It is done more often than full back-up.

Differential back-up – creating copies of files that has changed since the last normal back-up. It contains all the data that have change since the last full back-up.

Determine what assets you need to back-up and their location before creating a daily back-up routine.

Workstations – back-up your organisation’s computers. Most users store their data in the documents folders, desktop folder, program directories. Locate where your email messages, calendar and contact information are stored. If you have an extensive bookmark collection in your browser, back that up as well.

Servers – conduct a full back-up of your server before updating so you have a way to restore the entire drive. If your business uses an in-house email server, include that in your back-up plan. If you host your own email, check you manual for information. If mails are stored locally and not on the mail server, back-up the mail folder on each computer.

Home computers – if one or more of your employees are working from home, their data should be a part of your regular back-up strategy.  You can use remote back-up services to install a client on home computers for backup. Work performed at home should be saved on shared storage solution daily.

Mobile devices – back-up your critical data stored on your mobile devices. Use your mobile device to access and store copies of important files. If internet is down, you can use cellular network to retrieve critical files from cloud storage. Study the device’s manual for back-up instructions and encryption.

Website – back-up your website to ensure a professional website presence. Ask your web hosting provider if they perform regular back-up. Keep a copy of your website on your office computer even if your provider does routine back-up.

After determining what data you’re going to back-up, you can now select back-up devices and media that support your choice. You can back-up your data on individual USB stick, CDs, an external drive or cloud storage. The device must be capable of storing all the data you need to back-up. Ideally the back-up device size should at least be twice the capacity you are trying to back-up.  Online storage solution both free and paid like BackBlaze, Carbonite, SOS Online Backup and many others  offer variety of services. Online back-up solutions come with software that allows you to set what you want to back-up and how often. Set a back-up schedule that works for you it can be daily, weekly or monthly depending on how often you use your computer. You can also automate your back-up process to make sure you will not forget to keep your data safe. Windows backup tool, OcsterGoodSync and PC Disc Tool are some of the special software solutions you can use to save time.

A good back-up routine clearly defines when you should back-up particular data to have them available when you need it. Schedule your back-up during the time that you are not using your computer because it can take up significant amount of time and bandwidth. The rules for creating safe data back-up routine include:

  • Back-up your data regularly
  • Automate the back-up process
  • Save your data on different mediums
  • Keep you back-up in remote locations

Example of Weekly Full Backup Schedule with Daily Differential Backup

Monday – perform full backup

Tuesday – perform differential backup containing all changes since Monday

Wednesday – perform differential backup containing all changes since Monday

Thursday – perform differential backup containing all changes since Monday

Friday – perform differential backup containing all changes since Monday

Saturday – perform differential backup containing all changes since Monday

Sunday – perform differential backup containing all changes since Monday

Example of Weekly Full Backup Schedule with Daily Incremental Backup

Monday – perform full backup

Tuesday – perform incremental backup containing changes since Monday

Wednesday – perform incremental backup containing changes since Tuesday

Thursday – perform incremental backup containing changes since Wednesday

Friday – perform incremental backup containing changes since Thursday

Saturday – perform incremental backup containing changes since Friday

Sunday – perform incremental backup containing changes since Saturday

Systems with rapidly changing files and large databases may need to do incremental back-up hourly or several times a day.

Emergency Measures to Stay in the Sharing Economy

Contrary to what some people think, the sharing economy isn’t entirely about ‘sharing’. It also includes a broader marketplace where buyers and sellers connect. Freelancers are considered as a component of this mix. Nowadays, it is very common for people to be working as freelancers as part of the ‘sharing’ economy. In the case of online freelancers, they log in, connect with potential clients all over the world, and get the job done. However, what if their PCs or laptops break down and they need cash fast? What if they got bad credit? Then they should look into bad credit personal loans.

As self-employed professionals, freelancers are very prone to some uncertainties in life. They could lose their one and only client or get off course on their project due to unexpected personal issues or illnesses. Here are some tips on how freelancers can surmount these insecurities:

  • Set up a financial safety net.

Freelancers seriously need a financial safety net. This entails having an emergency fund. Generally, freelancers and self-employed entrepreneurs are expected to have a larger safety net. Rather than having an emergency fund that can only last for three to six months, it is better to have saved cash that can sustain you for at least 10 months.

  • Plan ahead of time.

You don’t have to be a psychic to know when jobs are rarely available. Let’s say that job requests are less often during winter compared to other times of the year. Therefore, you must put aside some money ahead of time. This will help you keep up when the cash flow is minimal.

  • Don’t walk away from tough decision-making.

Creating a pros and cons list of the things that may happen when you reach a certain decision will help realise whether it’s a sound choice for you and your business. For example, does letting go of this client beneficial for you or not?

  • Welcome other job opportunities.

Even if you’re only client pays well, you should not let yourself to solely depend on it. Try branching out your business and reach out for new potential clients. That way, if the big fish got out of your net, you will not struggle in looking for another source of income. 

  • Acknowledge and embrace your fears and qualms.

Knowing what makes you worried is actually a good thing. Through this, you can plan your next step in case things get out of hand.