cp -nrv A/* B/which simply places all files in (subdirectories of) A/ in B/ and vice versa, skipping files that already exist. If the transfer is interrupted and restarted however, it will not resume the copying of a file that had been partially copied earlier but otherwise this is a very simple and easy way to get the two-way archiving job done!
cp -nrv B/* A/
When Unison just does too much
Unison File Synchronizer has served me well over many years, helping to keep my work and personal life up-to-date on several computers in at least three different locations. Lately, however, I have been trying to keep a very large collections of large files in sync on two different external hard drives and Unison is just too slow for this because it is so thorough. If you are essentially just adding files to a collection, the much easier way to keep directories A and B synchronized is
Lightspeed on Google Latitude?
Now, except for NASA, no-one can get from Sydney to southern Queensland in 14 minutes so this timestamp is obviously inconsistent. Furthermore, the fact that it was followed by 15 hours of nothing would make it a very solid candidate for discarding. I am quite sure that the reason for it was a mobile WiFi hotspot (possibly on a mobile phone just arriving from Queensland) the location of which Google had mapped in Queensland. I have observed similar problems in South Africa with mobile WiFi devices but surely a bit of data processing could really improve things quite a bit!
Die saak GeenStijl.nl en Frankryk se Internet-polisie
met €150 beboet omdat sy vriendin musiek oor sy Internet-verbinding afgelaai het. Dit is blykbaar onwettig in Frankryk om te versuim om 'n Internet-verbinding te beveilig (byvoorbeeld deur 'n wagwoord vir die draadlose netwerk te gebruik). Kan die toepassing van só iets ooit meer as lukraak wees? In 'n ander interessante saak in Europe hierdie week, het 'n Nederlandse hof vir PlayBoy gelyk gegee in 'n klag teen GeenStijl.nl (nie veilig vir die kantoor nie). Laasgenoemde het self geen kopié van eersgenoemde se materiaal gehuisves nie maar het deurlopend 'n skakel na 'n kopié elders opdateer sodat besoekers aan dié webwerf met één klik kon toegang kry tot die betrokke PlayBoy-materiaal.
“The Error Type is: None” or Word, be gone
www.comparemydocs.com which promised a lot but delivered only the message “The Error Type is: None”!
“Tik en wen” – Facebook translation fail
Neotel's handy little carphone
I finally know an actual Neotel customer – me! After four months in new offices without landlines, I took the plunge and bought a prepaid Neotel phone (on the left) for R399 from the shop at Menlyn Retail Park where the RICA process of showing an ID and proof of address was irritating but particularly quick. The phone comes with a 012 geographic (Pretoria) number and works on the Neotel CDMA cellular network which has reasonable coverage in Pretoria. There is no monthly fee for keeping the 012 number, which is great.
The phone actually works like a normal retro cellular phone and charges from a normal USB port, which is convenient. I cannot confirm it but I think that there is cell handover since I was able to sustain particularly long calls while driving through the city. The call rates are very inexpensive (compared to SA mobiles), essentially always slightly lower than calls from a Telkom landline which makes it a great option for calls to landlines and abroad especially. Due to what are supposedly ICASA restrictions, the phone simply stops working once it leaves Pretoria and in Johannesburg I was unable to make calls and incoming calls simply went to a “subscriber not available” message. It was slightly annoying that the phone's display showed the same network statistics that it showed while actually working in Pretoria! Frankly, Neotel seems a great option for many including those frequently calling the office, home or mom from the road. The device has a headset jack for those preferring handsfree use. The battery doesn't really last the day if use is intensive.
Android-paniek in die voorstede
Eintlik was alle normale klanke weg, o.a. die ligte klikgeluide wanneer 'n mens gewone handelings op die raakskerm uitvoer. Duidelik dus 'n probleem met die programmatuur en gelukkig het ek onthou dat iemand geskryf het dat hulle toepassings van die foon begin afhaal het. Met die eerste probeerslag het ek WhatsApp wat al elders vir my probleme veroorsaak het, verwyder en siedaar – my klank was terug en ek kan rustig slaap!!
Bandwydte 100/100 in Boedapest
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