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Avoid Naming Pear Note Files

If you create a lot of documents, coming up with a name for them can sometimes be a hassle. This is especially true now that search is becoming a more prevalent way to find documents. Pear Note provides a way to have the application automatically generate a filename so you can avoid this hassle. To use this:

  1. Open Saving under Pear Note's preferences.
  2. Select a default save location.
  3. Select a default save name template (Pear Note's help documents all the fields that can be automatically filled in).
  4. Check the box stating that Command-S saves without prompting.
  5. If you decide you want to name a particular note later, just use Save As... instead.

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Bad Backup Nearly Obliterated “Toy Story 2”

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We frequently harp on not only keeping data backups, but also on ensuring that your backups are good. (That’s why Adam Engst has designated every Friday the 13th as International Verify Your Backups Day.) It’s inconvenient to lose some recent files or email messages, but a good backup policy is even more essential for larger projects — like an entire movie. Two people involved explain how Pixar nearly lost a year’s worth of work on the movie “Toy Story 2” after someone accidentally entered rm * (the Unix command to delete all files) and the company discovered their backup had been compromised. The film’s salvation came from an unexpected source.Generic Globefollow link

 

Comments about Bad Backup Nearly Obliterated “Toy Story 2”

SSteve  2012-05-14 15:21
When I first saw the headline in NetNewsWire I thought it said "Bad breakup...". I pictured Lee Unkrich's jilted fiancée throwing his computer out the second story window.
Could the Apple employee that lost the iPhone prototype at a bar use this case, showing that taking company assets off-site is an appropriate method to protect company projects.