This Nord Modular Patch -> Csound Orchestra converter looks amazing:
I wish there was a way to sync language-specific settings for BBEdit via Dropbox.
The Workflow team confirmed this on Twitter:
We do make some edits for compatibility and best practices, but we're happy to change things back if you'd like!— Workflow (@WorkflowHQ) March 21, 2017
This has been on my mind for a while, and my feelings are still conflicted:
- They didn’t tell me that they made changes, but the workflow is still attributed to me when you access it. This feels like a misrepresentation of my work.
- They actually improved the workflow slightly, and I’ve benefited from these improvements.
While I’m glad they improved it, I think they should have given me the right of refusal regarding accepting their changes, or at a minimum notified me that they were making changes. In this case, I would have accepted them, but I’m not sure that I always would.
The Henry Worsley profile in The New Yorker last week kept me up way too late over the weekend. If you’re remotely interested in Shackleton or Antarctic exploration, you must read this: The White Darkness: A Journey Across Antarctica
Back in August, Crashplan announced they were leaving the consumer business. This is disappointing to me because I’ve had a family plan subscription for five years. Their service bailed me out when we had an apartment fire that destroyed our computers.
Michael Tsai has a great roundup of the community’s response, and the consensus opinion seems to be that BackBlaze is the best option for most people. For me, though, BackBlaze would be a substantial increase in price, since they don’t offer a family plan.
Over the five years I subscribed to Crashplan, I spent an average of $99/year1 for unlimited storage space for up to ten computers. I only ever connected seven computers to the service, and they ranged in space requirements from 1.4 GB to 3.7 TB; in total, my cost worked out to $0.0016 per month per GB.
I’ve been considering my options:
- I can stay on Crashplan. On their small business plan, the cost becomes $10/month/computer, for a total of $840/year (although they’re offering 75% off for a year, so $210 for the next twelve months).
- I can switch to BackBlaze. To connect those seven computers would cost $420/year; this is still a substantial increase.
- I could try a more DIY solution, using Arq to backup to B2. Their price is $0.005/GB/month; this would cost me $304/year.
What I’ve settled on is a combination of the above. If I exclude the one computer with 3.7 TB of data, I can backup the other six computers to B2 for $82/year. For one year, I can continue backing up the large computer to Crashplan for $30/year ($2.50/month), for a total of $112/year2. This is the lowest cost option I’ve seen, and keeps the price increase to a minimum.
After the first year, I’ll likely switch the large computer over to BackBlaze, since it will be half the cost (at $5/month) of staying on Crashplan Small Business (at $10/month). That will bring my annual costs to around $140/year.
This is a fairly substantial price hike, but the value of cloud backups is well worth this price increase. However, having been burned once, I’d avoid Crashplan at all costs if I were considering solutions for a small business.