A Review of Scaleway

Ever since dedicated servers and virtual machines started to become more popular and, most importantly cheaper, I have moved my blog across the years from platform to platform among several providers.

My blog’s latest home at the moment is Scaleway, a French provider that is owned by the Iliad Group which also owns: Online.net (their dedicated servers division), Free (Internet/IPTV/phone) and Free Mobile (mobile phone). As a result Scaleway is backed by a great company and will most likely be around for a while.…

Self-Help Books That I Recommend

As I was going through the “dark night of the soul” phase of my life, I found refuge and comfort in something that I really enjoyed doing in the past: reading. However, I went from reading mostly fiction to full time non-fiction in the form of self-help books.

The great thing I found about self-help books is that there is one for everything in life, but not all will necessarily resonate within you and create an impact in your life.…

Why I Decided to Switch to and Recommend Office 365 Over Google Apps

In the past I used to be a mostly Google person when it came to communications services such as email. In the collaboration front I wasn’t too fond of Google Docs. It was cool working on the same document with someone else at the same time, but I couldn’t rely much on it when it came to importing the widely used Microsoft formats. My uses were simple too, I just wanted to have emails coming through on my domain, connect to my account on my phone and whatever other devices I picked up along the way.…

Microsoft Surface 2 – Review

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Microsoft has recently unveiled its another standalone product Microsoft Surface 2 and the Surface Pro 2 a few weeks ago. Both products have arrived with most advanced specifications and features. This means that Microsoft have launched this after great research on market behavior and consumers demands. Microsoft Surface comes with second generation processor which is lighter, thinner, and faster and more energy efficient. In this article we have done for Microsoft Surface 2, another standalone product from Microsoft Surface 2.…

Incremental Backups with Google Drive

With Google Drive out (my take on it here), I was looking for what to do with the free 5 GB of storage. I do not want to store anything sensitive on it, neither do I want to use it to store media since I have much more than 5 GB worth of that. One thing I am paranoid about is having a backup of important stuff which I store in a folder that syncs across all of my computers (using Wuala, a great multi platform service).…

Google Drive: Too Late or Innovation?

It has been a few weeks since Google launched their new service, Google Drive and I decided to give it a try. I actually found out about it a week after it was launched. The signup process is painless if you already have a Google account since all you need to do is sign in. At the time I signed up however, the signup was not immediate and it told me that the service was not widely available yet but I would receive an email once I get "invited".…

The Samsung 830 SSD

It's been a while since I've gotten my hands on some serious computer hardware, likewise it has been ages since I've upgraded either one of my computers. A couple of years ago I used to take my netbook since my needs did not justify carrying the much heavier notebook. Then I started working on some serious computing applications, from cloud computing to programming and virtualization, I needed something to help me work on the go.…