Sunday, December 11, 2005

Microsoft SyncToy

A new tool from Microsoft for keeping various copies of folders in sync... very handy! Reminds me of the open source Unison cross platform file synchronizer that doesn't seem to be actively maintained anymore.

SyncToy
...provides an easy to use, highly customizable program that helps users to do the heavy lifting involved with the copying, moving, and synchronization of different directories. Most common operations can be performed with just a few clicks of the mouse, and additional customization is available without added complexity. SyncToy can manage multiple sets of folders at the same time; it can combine files from two folders in one case, and mimic renames and deletes in another. Unlike other applications, SyncToy actually keeps track of renames to files and will make sure those changes get carried over to the synchronized folder.

Fictional 15 richest characters

Forbes magazine has now published its fictional fifteen richest characters list here.

Summary:
To qualify for the Fictional 15, we insisted that members be both fictional (in the sense that we excluded mythological and folkloric figures) and characters (meaning they are part of a narrative story or series of stories). Great wealth was required to be one of the primary attributes of the characters on this list