DropCopy – file transfer made easy

I recently discovered DropCopy. It’s an awesome little utility for transferring files between macs on a local network. DropCopy places a small circle on your desktop that acts as a “drop zone” for other machines. It uses Apple’s Bonjour, formerly known as Rendezvous, so it is incredibly easy and you don’t have to turn on file sharing or mount / unmount other machines. DropyCopy has another great little feature that allows you to grab the contents of another computer’s clipboard. I highly recommend checkin git out.

For personal use, DropCopy is free, and you can set it up on up to three machines. For larger environments you can get a site license for $25.

Rosita’s Tacos – mmmm goood!

Rositas Tacos

The very first thing we did as we drove into Phoenix on our recent trip, was stop at Rosita’s… a Mexican food restaurant in Tempe. They have THE BEST tacos and hot sauce around.

I’ve been going to Rosita’s since the 4th grade. I haven’t found a good replacement here in San Francisco, so I try to go at least once whenever I’m back in Tempe.

If you live in the area, I highly recommend checking them out. They’re on University and Hardy. They have many good dishes, but if you go, you need to have a Taco… they are the best.

One Digital Life may need a new home

I just received an email from my host (Lunar Pages) stating odl is using “excessive resources, causing a significant degradation of services on the server”. They have moved odl to a temporary server while I correct the issue. Ummm… I’m not exactly sure what to do here. They say the high usage is attributable to PHP processing, but can’t narrow it down any further. They suggest switching to a dedicated server… but that’s $99 a month. I’m not really willing to pay that much.

Other than the standard install of WordPress, the only other item I have installed is Mint (with many Peppers). Does anyone know if Mint (or it’s Peppers) could be eating up the server’s processor? I’m not sure how to reduce my PHP processing, and I don’t really want to switch hosts, Lunar Pages has always been a really good host. Maybe odl has become too popular for it’s own good.

While the site is on the temp server, there may be some outages and downtime. Bear with me while I try to sort this out. Suggestions are welcome.

UPDATE (01.08.06): It looks like I am safe for now. I upgraded to Mint 1.25 and deactivated some of the Peppers that I wasn’t using. Lunar Pages says my server resource usage has dropped, and they have moved the site back to a production server. I’m glad I didn’t have to move right now. I have a tight deadline I’m working under for one of my projects and didn’t really have time to deal with it. Also, I’ve always been happy with LunarPages so I was hoping this would work out. If this happens again though, I may need to look at other options.

We’re Back!

After almost 2 weeks in Phoenix / Bisbee, we are back home. It seems like we have been gone a long time. It’s good to be home. The trip was really fun, but I wouldn’t exactly call it relaxing. I feel like I need a vacation to recover from my vacation.

I had planned to do some blogging while we were away, but it didn’t really work out that way. I’ll be catching up today (or tonight). I hope everyone had a great holiday.