I’m working on my speeches for the Goto conferences later this month, in Copenhagen and Århus, and I’m using Keynote, and it’s the first time in a long time that my work lives primarily just on this physical computer in front of me, and it’s making me nervous and unhappy.
News flash: along with the is-the-browser-done-for keynote, I’m going to do a tech talk on the privacy/crypto stuff I’ve been fooling with since leaving Google. But that means two different 45-minute talks.
Other things I work on:
My blog, which has two lives, on my laptop and at tbray.org; sync is ultra-low-tech via scp, but whatever.
Pictures, which I keep copies of on two computers via rsync.
Any code I’m working on, which gets checked into git often enough.
Documents and drafts and so on, which are almost always Google docs.
I think that about covers it. And as long as I’m here at home, Apple’s Time Machine is doing a pretty good job of protecting me from bitrot, theft, and so on.
But next week I’m going to get on a freaking plane and go a third of the way around the world, and I’m sure I’m going to still be working on these speeches, and their only meaningful existence is gonna be on this Mac’s SSD.
Yeah, I’ll remember to put ’em on a USB key every so often. But, damn, it’s just so obviously the wrong way to do things.