Friday, February 24, 2023

Started another blog

Created another blog at for more shorter snippets of what I am working on right now. Really its just something to put on this domain that I've had for a while now without doing anything with it.

Thursday, February 16, 2023

Launching Underscore Backup service and first beta of the version 2.0 of Underscore Backup application to use it

Finally launched the first public release of the Underscore Backup service. A backup service that is a companion to the Underscore Backup application I have now been working on for a few years. I am really excited about this since adding a service component to the application solves a couple of user pain points with my previous releases, such as.

  • Its now easy to coordinate and keep track of multiple sources so you can easily restore data from another computer you are backing up.
  • It comes with the ability to use the service for storage so that you don't have to deal with configuring S3 or something similar. The storage also supports 3 regions in the US, EU and the Asia Pacific region and is priced lower than S3.
  • It makes it easy to set up sharing between users.
  • The service can provide optional secret key recovery.
  • You can easily keep track of where the administration interface of the application is available even if the application is running in a context that does not have access to your desktop.

There is also a ton of other additional features included such as improve password hashing algorithms, log rotation, integrated password strength meter and built in new version notification.

You can head to the site to download the latest version and sign up for the service. The service is entirely free, however you do need a subscription for using storage as detailed on the pricing page.