What would be written on a rocket?? Similar thing??
It’s been almost a month since I backed up my data. So I thought of doing this today. Was busy the whole day creating backups. Whenever I do backup I make sure that they are easy to find later on. Due to this fact, I have to go on renaming files with a particular file naming format I created for my backups. That makes it easy to read.
Just for example, when I create a backup of movies (Yes the DVDrips of course) I have this format for the file name.
Now I know how old the movie is just by reading the file name. I make sure along with the movie file goes the subtitle file also. Though I watch all movies without subtitles, there are some points where I don’t understand words spoken. Subtitles come handy here. They are also useful for a foreign language movie.
While renaming I keep in mind that the file names don’t have space in them. Spaces are no trouble now. Gone are the days of DOS. Still I replace them by a dot. I find long file names unnecessary. I try to keep them as short as possible. This keeps the index data small though it’s size is already negligible.
The use of above tips is when you have your crashed but have safe data. Almost all data recovery software’s use a DOS based interface which spoils the file names. These tricks help you to keep them to a certain extent. I used to take backups every week. That habit is gone and I want to revive it.
Then I use a software to catalog the files. This way I don’t have to search the CD’s and DVD’s by manually checking them. Just after burning, I catalog it. I use WhereIsIt for this. Also the CD or DVD is named with a marker pen with same name as I save it in catalog. I search through the program. I check the results and I get the name of CD or DVD where my required data is stored. Spending just a little bit of more time makes thing easier.
Many things still to be backed up including the blog database. See ya later..
Have you ever thought of this? It could be this post which raised the question in your mind. How many of you actually know the meaning of your name? Have you ever asked about this to anyone? This anyone is most probably one of your parents. Especially your mother. But it is doubtful that they will know the meaning.
The thought that you are meaningless hurts. For most of you at least. There are many names which probably doesn’t have any meaning. What could be the meaning of John or Obama? In India every name has some meaning behind it. It makes us meaningful. 😀 With the exception of persons like me, everyone else is meaningful. Continue reading →
The Lost Identity
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Whats that??? I actually never figured out why programming languages have such names. .Net, C#, C ,C++ (yeah yeah. ++ because it’s the next version of C). But then I realized that they must have considered some situations which may lead to many confusions. And the confusions lead to more confusions.
Imagine if the programming languages have names of human beings. Consider .Net. If .Net was called as Jessica (My favorite Hollywood actress). What would have been difficulties while conversations?? Something like…
I want to learn Jessica
I’m learning Jessica
Jessica is Object oriented
Jessica has garbage collector
Programmers are really intelligent persons. I never under estimated them. But they do consider such things and it’s mind blowing.
Does that programmers rule apply to me?? I’m writing code in .Net and hence logically I’m a programmer. But how can a person with lot’s of nonsense be called a programmer and hence an intelligent person?? Consider myself as an exception. 😀