So i've found out that Dropbox and OneDrive actually support junction points . That basically means you can backup your GDrive and OneDrive folder to Dropbox (for instance) .To make this work you only need to create a NTFS junction point. For instance if you want to backup GDrive to Dropbox :
mklink /j "c:\dropbox\gdrive" "c:\users\blah\google drive"
Obviously fix the paths from the example. This will create the junction point "gdrive" in the dropbox folder which will point to the original GDrive folder and Dropbox will happily sync the content of the GDrive folder.
Neat, huh ?
So today possible Surface (the "cheap" version of Surface) prices were leaked152 directly on microsoftstore.com153
If those prices are real, that's a shame. It basically means Microsoft is not really in a position to take on Android right now. Windows 8 it's a great OS (from my point of view if the best Microsoft OS to date) but it sure will need some help to gain some traction. And the hardware pricing doesn't seem to help.
I guess we'll see more in the following days when the Surface price will be confirmed.
Update : Prices are real. Available for preorder here154
Don't know exactly why but i thought i should write about some of my "computing" experiences from my childhood. My first "computer" was a CIP 03.
This bad boy was produced by the romanian company Electonica and it was basically a ZX Spectrum156 clone (not sure if legal or not).
I have to say that unlike other people i basically become interested in computers because of games (a passion/hobby which i still have +25 years later). To get my parents to buy me a CIP 03, i kind of tricked them into thinking that one would help me a lot in school (for math) and that i would learn programming (not really interested in that back then).
And what fun times i had with this little machine. Playing the entire Dizzy collection157 (Spellbound was the best), Midnight Resistance, Operation Wolf, River Raid and all the other great games were one of the happiest moments of my childhood. Heck i remember even now the sound the game was doing when it was loading off the cassette tape (beep, beeep, beeeeep, brrrrrrr :)
Incidentally, my first contact with reading/writing code was because, sometimes, i wanted to cheat in games (infinite lives FTW). On same games, after loading for 7-8 seconds, you could temporarely stop the loading process and modify the values of some variables by writing a few lines of BASIC code.
That was basically it....writing a few lines of code to cheat in a game was the spark that ignited the passion for programming and discovering how that machine works.
Listened to latest Opeth last night. Very good album. Wholeheartedly recommended. Also...music related...i'm going to a Nightwish concert tonight in Bucharest. It should ROCK.
Got the album from a friend of mine in weekend and keep listening to it ever since. It just rocks !!! Highly recommanded if you're into metal. You can download the video from "A touch of blessing" from their site at www.evergrey.net