Analyze Your Disk Space

I recently ran out of disk space and wanted to find out for sure what would be the biggest bang-for-the-buck to archive onto an external drive.  Came across TreeSize.  It has a free option and some paid options.  The free option seems to be sufficient for my needs.  Choose a folder and get metrics in…

BackupBuddy review and experience

The problem I have close to a dozen sites that I personally handle.  That includes feature requests, performance, and backups.  To perform backups, I pretty much set aside a decent chunk of time to manually export the WordPress databases, then I FTP down the corresponding files. This is not exactly the fastest process, but I’ve…

Firsthand experience in 3D printing

It’s been around for years.  I’ve seen others generate prints, but have never done it myself.  That is, until now. Tonight, I unpacked a new DaVinci Jr Wifi.  Here are my thoughts on it: Fairly large – approximately 17″ cubed. Filament spool sits on the inside of that cube – nothing on the outside of…

Comparing renderers for SketchUp

SketchUp is proving to be interesting.  At some point, everyone wants to take their crude models and render them beautifully.  SketchUp does not really come with the ability to render more realistic-looking scenes.  For any functionality that SketchUp lacks, the norm is to search for a solution in the Extension Warehouse. Turns out that there…