Albuquerque Based, History and technology buff.
Most people know they should backup, they also know they should floss more, and donate more to the needy. but really there are 2 kinds of people, whose who have had serious life changing dataloss, and as a result they actually do implement a good backup system. and then there is everybody else who plans to do it sometime next week. Or once setup a backup hdd, but that was 2 computers ago and nothing even current is still there.
Her solution of using an online "cloud based" backup is great for moderate sized things, tax records, family recipes, manuscripts and papers, even some cherished photographs or photos of important documents/invoices.
There are many options out there from just storing everything on a drive shared with the cloud, to some automated "it just uploads it to a service on a schedule". I personally use a local company SWCP, they have a product called The BUS (BackUP Service), once its setup i can forget about it, and it just works, allows me to go back and see older versions of changed files, emails me to let me know it successfully backed up (or not like if my computer is turned off over a weekend).
This is only part of my backup solution, i also have 2 external drives, one i backup my photos to and swap and keep at my bank.
While the site has its problems, (no option for real open/close times, just time ranges), and like all public forum type spaces there are plenty of trolls and fake self reviews. But as a single resource (i use the above mentioned ones too), its a great tool for telling people about new or wonderful places. and finding the new places to try out.
Egypt, much like Antarctica is probably a great place to find space rocks, you can assume any rock siting ontop of ice or ontop of snow. didnt get there by natural erosion, so if you can count out animals or people, or rockslides from nearby hilltops, then it probably came from space! and is a nice bit of metal to work.
A cluster of us locals, have worked on documenting the Urban murals, and even some of the more artistic graffiti. [link]
alot of these photos are geotagged so folks can come see them (if they still exist)
"so put a plate or some other barrier on top of the scraps to keep air out and put the lid back on the bucket."
If you go to the thrift store and buy a sauce pot lid with a knob handle in the middle, you can loosen the screw flip the lid over, and re attach the knob,(like if you wanted to use it as a childplay knight shield) now you have a tamper/barrier that you can easily pickup!
Model pharmacy Lunch counter? *dammit i was beaten due to the requirement to give the post a subject!!*
I do very much love some of the skillet dishes they have, you put it quite well in describing both the Ambiance and the food! First time in i was totally unsure what kind of food i would get (thinking i might get a Wisconsin wheel of cheese and a wink from the farmer daughter), And after the first visit it was on my list of good local mom and pop's.
Warning their stack of pan CAKES! is also a bit frightening, a short stack (2) is about 4"tall and the size of a large dinner plate. (or basically one layer in a standard sizes birthday cake)
I spend alot of time trying to find the "New" out there in our high turnover restaurant town. But when you cant find the new, or you just want something known good, its always good to have a list.
For mornings, my list would look like
Mary & Titos
you will notice more than half are local diners.
Even if I only just now put 2 and two together, after reading your columns and articles quite often. And then only meeting you face to face for the first time last week.
If you pour as much of yourself into your future en-devours it will have no chance but to be fruitful.
Next on the chopping block, i hear the mayor will decide this month of the city/developer can knock down the historic house at Cornell and Silver.
Btw, i got some shots of the destruction at the aztec.