Illustrated history of Mac OS, war from civilian viewpoint, Mac backups for paranoids


Snow Leopard was a rock-solid system
Snow Leopard was a rock-solid system

An Illustrated History of Mac OS X — The folks at fournova Software GmbH have published An Illustrated History of Mac OS X. This a whimsical collection of images that incapsulates each version of OS X from Mac OS X 10.0 Cheetah to OS X 10.10 Yosemite. Each incorporates a cat (or other element, in the case of Mavericks and Yosemite) to represent the OS, but each one also includes other reference points that represent the major changes in that version of the OS. Looking at them was an excellent reminder of when things happened, like Safari in Panther and Intel in Tiger.
There’s a written description accompanying each image to fill in any gaps (fournova makes Tower, a git client for version control in OS X.)

This War of Mine review: Exploring the horrors of war through civilian eyes — This War of Mine is a Mac (US$20 on Steam and coming to the Mac App Store) game that conveys some horrific truths about civilian life during warfare, doing so in a way only video games can accomplish. [Creepy, disturbing, instructive.]

The paranoid person’s guide to a complete Mac backup — Rob Griffiths of Macworld is somewhat paranoid about backing up my data files. And by “somewhat paranoid,” I mean “petrified.” Here’s his full guide, as even paranoids have real data failures.