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A weblog by Joe Caiati

Backups: Please do them »

The fine people at The Sweet Setup put together the ultimate comprehensive guide to backing up your Mac. Please backup.

I’ve seen too many people lose their most precious data.

Bliss: The photo seen around the world

I’d be hard pressed to find someone I know who hasn’t see this famous photo that Microsoft purchased for its default background in Windows XP. What I didn’t know was that it is untouched and not photoshopped.

Font Men

Font Men - SXSW 2014 Official Selection from dress code on Vimeo.

You may not have heard of Jonathan Hoefler or Tobias Frere-Jones but you’ve seen their work. Before their recent split, they collectively ran the most successful and well respected type design studio in the world, creating fonts used by everyone from the Wall Street Journal to the President of the United States.

I wouldn’t call myself a font snob, but I do love a good typeface. Typefaces are so interesting to me and the two in this video have created the most iconic typefaces in the world.

Ballad of a WiFi Hero

H. Jon Benjamin (“Bob’s Burgers,” “Archer”) stars in this exclusive animated adaptation of the famed McSweeney’s Internet Tendency piece, “In Which I Fix My Girlfriend’s Grandparents’ WiFi and Am Hailed as a Conquering Hero,” by Mike Lacher. Rejoice!

I would call this the most accurate account of how I perform tech support for my family.