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Backing up my DVD / Blu-ray collection with MakeMKV

I have a large movie collection, one that has been growing since my early college days, and I have been wanting to convert all of my old media to a digital format for a long time. About a year ago, I started using Plex.tv to play movies, but the problem I quickly ran into is that the conversion process can be tedious. Continue reading

Source control at home – more than just a backup

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We all (hopefully) use some sort of source control at work. If you don’t, talk to someone about it (consider the potential cost of having to recode a day, week, or month’s worth of work) or find a new job. Seriously. There are few feelings worse than having to rewrite something because the original source was lost or overwritten.

But that’s not really what I want to talk about here. Source control at home serves multiple purposes, and free options exist so one can set up a system without breaking the bank. Continue reading

Beyond Compare is beyond compare when it comes to comparing and merging

I have been using Beyond Compare to do merges and general comparisons (including comparing directories when rolling code) for a few years now. It has a three-way merge capability which takes into account the common parent version to the two versions of the file being compared, which makes merging far more accurate than with a two-way process.
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