Wow! I didn’t know this existed, but it’s a good idea. If you’ve ever had a hard drive crash on you, losing all your data, this should resonate with you.
On their website, they explain what it’s all about:
World Backup Day is a day for people to learn about the increasing role of data in our lives and the importance of regular backups.
This independent initiative to raise awareness about backups and data preservation started out — like most good things on the internet – on reddit by a couple of concerned users. Let’s make this happen!
More information on our mission can be found on our FAQ.
For those of you who are Art Bell fans, he has posted on his website, the name of his new show, to premiere in late July of this year (2015). It will be called:
Midnight In The Desert
If you are an Art Bell fan, this is the post you’ve been waiting for. Just a few hours ago, Art posted on his Facebook page and Keith Rowland subsequently posted on Artbell.com, the following announcement.
“Here is the way I see things: Starting in late July Dark Matter makes a return five nights a Week from 9PM-12AM P.T. on DMRN. The Stream will be at a higher bit rate and FREE to all.”
You can see the full post on his Facebook page here or on Artbell.com here.
Art has made another post, about the actions of some folks at his former radio show, “Coast to Coast AM”.You can see the full post on his Facebook page here or on Artbell.com here.
Last week, Microsoft took (2) hours to outline the newest release of the Technology Preview version of the upcoming Windows 10 for all devices. If you have the time, give the keynote a look.
Also, there is an informational page that highlights the broad strokes.
Overall, I think Microsoft is finally heading in the right direction, after a long time of complacency. Following the release and epic fail that was Windows 8, they finally realized that they were going to have to provide a real USP (Unique Selling Proposition) for both their users and developers, if they want these two audiences to continue with the platform.
I am encouraged for Microsoft with the release of Surface Pro 3 and the Technology Preview releases of their next iteration of Windows. With Satya Nadella at the helm and Joe Belfiore heading up the Operating Systems Group, I think they have the right leadership and vision for the company going forward.
If you are so inclined, now would be a good time to go long on MSFT. Not that I’m a stock expert, but as a long time Technology observer, I really believe that Microsoft has turned the corner and is heading in the right (for Microsoft) direction.
For those of you that are eager to see what Microsoft has planned for Windows 10, Mary Jo Foley has posted a good article about what to expect. Go check it out. 🙂