Welcome to Random Short Take #79. Where did October go? Let’s get random.
- A lot of data protection stuff this time around, kicking off with Preston de Guise’s deep dive into Dynamic NAS Protection with PowerProtect Data Manager.
- Switching from NAS to cloud, W. Curtis Preston’s latest podcast went into some depth on using public and private cloud and how to protect it.
- We’re not done with backup and recovery yet though. This article from Ben Liebowitz on setting up immutable backups for Vembu using S3 was comprehensive.
- Rounding out the data protection news, Zerto has published a release saying that organisations don’t have great ransomware recovery strategies but they’re trying to do better. Make of that what you will given some of the latest news in Australia and around the world when it comes to data leaks and attacks.
- Tom Hollingsworth wrote a great article on clearing out the cruft in your home – specifically the electronic kind. I have a cupboard full of cables I tell myself I’ll need at some point, but I really need to just get rid of them. In my defence, I did unplug my LaserDisc player last weekend. Baby steps and all that.
- I follow Jeff Geerling for his zany antics with hardware, but I also really enjoyed his take on what’s wrong with some of the streaming services (in this case Netflix) we can’t help but feel obliged to shell out for.
- Speaking of streaming, this article covered some of the best mechanisms to purchase digital content with. I still prefer buying discs, but I’m a bit weird too.
- Finally, I’ve been a fan of John Birmingham’s writing since I was a misspending my youth at university in the 90s, so it makes sense that I’d enjoy his food reviews too (mainly because it’s not just about food). It should come as no surprise that I, too, love pork rillette.