Sarah Rainsberger

Former Toronto math tutor. Creates and solves problems.

How I Fixed SuperDuper Error Type 28: No Space Left on Device

Yesterday (aka “The Day that Tech Stopped Working”) after a string of tech annoyances, I figured the safest thing to do was to quickly run a backup. (I don’t have automated backups, but I do run a SuperDuper backup a few times per month, and especially whenever I’ve made major changes to my file system.) Somewhat befitting the crazy I had, for the first time, running a SuperDuper backup failed.

Although the last thing I wanted to do was to spend more time at my machine, I proceeded to research what “Error 28: no space left on device” means when you’re quite certain your external hard drive is large enough to backup your laptop’s internal hard drive.

Managing Unread Tweets - Is Tweecha Android Twitter Client a Match for Yoru Fukurou (Night Owl)?

As I’ve written before, YoruFukurou (Night Owl) is my indispensable Mac OS X twitter client. It’s the only client I’ve found that supports tweet filtering, not just simply muting of tweets so that tweets I might not to see now can still be read at a convenient time later.

It also happens to be a very good client for someone who likes to keep read of which tweets have or haven’t been read, which is useful if you choose to (eventually) read every tweet in your timeline. As long as the application doesn’t restart, it can hold tens of thousands of unread tweets, all nicely organized into various tabs. If I wanted to, I could leave Yoru Fukurou running at home on a computer, go out of town for a week, and everything would be there when I got home! This is a tall ask of an Android Twitter client, but as someone who does try to manage unread tweets, I wanted to see how close I could get.

Avoiding Blue Jays Baseball Spoilers on Twitter

In honour of Home Opening Day for the Toronto Blue Jays (and in lieu of the writing I should be doing today), here’s a post I’ve been meaning to write to explain exactly how my super-awesome-spoiler-proof Twitter system works.

“So, you mute keywords and hashtags?” Oh, if only it were that simple!