Intelligent Ape

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Top Albums of 2016

2016-12-31 1 min read Music
  1. Countless Skies - New Dawn
  2. In Mourning - Afterglow
  3. Katatonia - The Fall of Hearts
  4. Dark Tranquillity - Atoma
  5. Fallujah - Dreamless
  6. Amaranthe - Maximalism
  7. Allegaeon - Proponent for Sentience
  8. Be’Lakor - Vessels
  9. Harakiri for the Sky - III: Trauma
  10. Zeal & Ardor - Devil is Fine

Backups: Preventing Despair

2016-02-09 20 min read guide

I have (several) times in my life lost data, which is a sterile, emotionless way of saying I’ve lost photos, documents, music, and contact information that I could never recover or replace. Over the last several years I have started putting systems in place to preventing this from happening again.

Part of the impetus for this article is that I not only wanted to go through all of my backups, but I wanted to document them, so I could refer to them later if I needed to. I hope all the thinking and documenting I’ve gone into here will help other people generate their own backup plans.

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Top Albums of 2015

2015-12-31 1 min read Music
  1. Clutch – Psychic Warfare
  2. Amorphis – Under the Red Cloud
  3. Trivium – Silence in the Snow
  4. Alkaloid – The Malkuth Grimoire
  5. Good Tiger – A Head Full of Moonlight
  6. Blind Guardian – Beyond the Red Door
  7. Pyogenesis – A Century in the Curse of Time
  8. Rivers of Nihil – Monarchy
  9. InAeona – Force Rise the Sun
  10. Barren Earth – On Lonely Towers

Top Albums of 2014

2014-12-31 1 min read Music
  1. Insomnium - Shadows of the Dying Sun
  2. Clutch - Earth Rocker
  3. Allegaeon - Elements of the Infinite
  4. Amaranthe - Massive Addictive
  5. Lindsey Sterling - Shatter Me
  6. Babymetal - Babymetal
  7. Job for a Cowboy - Sun Eater
  8. Beyond Creation - Earthborn Evolution
  9. Fallujah - The Flesh Prevails
  10. Set and Setting - A Vivid Memory

Top Albums of 2013

2013-12-31 1 min read Music
  1. Set & Setting - Equanimity
  2. Insomnium - Ephemeral EP
  3. The Ocean - Pelagial (Instrumental)
  4. Wolfheart - Winterborn
  5. Black Crown Initiate - Song of the Crippled Bull EP
  6. Soilwork - The Living Infinite
  7. Wintergatan - Wintergatan
  8. Russian Circles - Memorial
  9. Katatoinia - Dethroned & Uncrowned
  10. Soundtrack - Pacific Rim
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