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11 July 2015 @ 10:27 am
I Updated My Way  
This laptop that I got from my previous employer when it shut down? It actually has a fair number of little bits of configuration set by those folks.

I haven't actually wiped it and reformatted yet.

The attempt to install Bootcamp has shown me -- it's time.

So I'm waiting for Dropbox to sync everything that matters before blowing everything away and starting clean.

To be fair, this is *way* easier than it would have been back in the day. A lot of stuff -- source code, email, anything related to selling things -- is already on cloud services of one kind or another.

The Dropbox Pro account continues to serve me surprisingly well. I didn't think it would be a big deal. But then, I also didn't think I'd take up video editing much, either.
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Noahangelbob on July 12th, 2015 01:35 pm (UTC)
Yeah. That would have worked too. My goal is a little bit different - I'm trying to reduce the amount of stuff that lives (conceptually) on the Mac itself.

This was a good opportunity to move most stuff onto Dropbox and where necessary symlink it to act sufficiently local.

The big exception is configuration for my programming stuff (RVM, Dropbox, apps, Homebrew package list.) I have some ideas about how to make that more cloud-friendly or restorable, but... I don't know. The existing solutions (Boxen, Docker, etc.) still feel pretty dubious to me.