There are a couple of things that I cannot imagine doing when surfing around the internet. One is RSS/Atom to stay on top of new things on websites that I am watching (I wrote about it in a post: Why RSS still matters in 2021? ). The other important thing is a virtual place where I can save a website to come back to it or to read it later.
When I started working for my employer , they used an on-site server and file storage with overnight backup to external drives. All been limited with the internet speed (which in England is quite crazy that business parks rarely got access to an inexpensive fibre connection, where at home you can have cheap Full Fibre), but when things change (or rather the company need to invest in change), we moved it into the cloud.
We chose Microsoft 365 as our provider.
Once migration completed and people used to use the new way of accessing their files (which haven’t have been different with the integration of the OneDrive app and Windows 10, apart from links to files), I needed to find a method, how to have a backup of all files in case of emergency (or accidental removal of important files by an employee).
Despite that Microsoft provides an option to restore files for a short period (typically 30 days), sometimes it may be too short and before you notice that files are missing it will be too late. It’s better to have a backup (even an old version of the file) than don’t have it at all.
Without going into costly online backup solutions I decided to build my backup system and I made it.
Looking across various internet forums, from time to time I see people asking a support question, and straight away they add their apology for their poor English.
Most of the time, the question, issue or general query is formed correctly. English and not native English speakers can read and understand what the author got on his mind. The addition to showing the author’s weakness in the language (where he is not an English speaker) is unnecessary.
The current price of storage devices fall drastically. Currently, you can buy 128 GB memory stick for as low as £8.99 on Amazon , however I will highly advise you against doing that, and here is why.
When I moved to Hugo with my website, I looked to optimise everything and implement new techniques. Once Safari gain native WebP support back in 2020, I implement WebP following PawelGrzybek.com - WebP and AVIF images on a Hugo website . The post introduced not only how to implement WebP (at the time when Hugo <0.83 haven’t support it), but also shown how to go step further by implementing AVIF.
This method require you to have WebP/AVIF files stored along with PNG/JPG and not relay on rendering them when the site is build.
I was interested in implementing this as well, but after some tests in my environment I decided not to, and here I will explain why (and it is not about browser compatibility — Safari incompatibility).