The most bad-ass use of Time Machine yet - Macenstein

The most bad-ass use of Time Machine yet

Faithful Macenstein reader Mike Solomon over at The Cleverist has has found a pretty bad-ass way to use Time Machine, and I suggest Apple use Mike in an upcoming Time Machine commercial – that is, if they think they can tame this wild renegade!

“This weekend I needed to edit some video in a pinch. The project was going to take about 20 gigs of hard drive space but I was away from my external hard drive and only had about 10 gigs of free space on my laptop. So what did I do? I did what any Mac user would do – I deleted my entire iTunes music folder. It cleared up about 65 gigs of space, and I was able to do edit the video and all was well. Then when I got back home I restored all the files with Time Machine, which had automatically backed everything up. That’s how badass I am.”

Wow, Mike, that’s taking a leap of faith that only the baddest of of the bad-ass Apple faithful would dare make, and we salute you!

Of course, a real bad-ass never backs up his data, or even HAS data, but as far as a tech/geeky story goes, this is as bad-ass as it gets. In fact, the only way it could have been more bad-ass might have been if he were smoking cigarettes at the time. But I hope that wasn’t the case, as it might hurt that pending endorsement deal with Apple. Thanks Mike!

10 Responses to “The most bad-ass use of Time Machine yet”
  1. That’s actually pretty interesting. I just wrote about using Time Machine as part of your Final Cut Studio workflow. Which is especially useful when you’re on a laptop. Except, unlike Mike, I suggested deleting other video projects (temporarily) to make space for more current ones.

    But hey, if the iTunes library has to go, then I suppose it has to go.

  2. Ghost|BOFH says:

    Or…if he had never used “Time Machine” for backup, wouldn’t he already have the free space the time machine program took up to do the project?

  3. M says:

    That is bad ass. I bet he was probably wearing an eye patch when he did it. Dude rules.

  4. Bumper says:

    From the view of the reality distortion field it would have been really, really baddest ass to do this while eating red meat.

  5. What's the frequency, Kenneth? says:

    What really would have been “bad ass” is if he tried to restore his iTunes library and found out there was a bug in the new Time Machine product which caused it to be irretrievable.

  6. SHRIKEE says:

    pfft, i would never do such a thing… not that i not trust my backup (not made with timemachine) but c’mon its the itunes library… the holy of holy!

  7. mukaki says:

    @ghost: Time Machine can’t back up to your internal drive. He needed space on his laptop, not his backup at home.

  8. Zorin says:

    It would have been lovely irony if the Time Machine backup disk had crashed or died while it held the only copy of his iTunes library.

    It’d be nice if people would think before being stoo-pid. Because less accidents would occur!

    In other words, DON’T DO THIS. 🙂

  9. odin says:

    Wow with every one talking like it was madness he even attempted to use a backup, you’d think backups were so entirely unreliable that no one should make them in the first place!

    @mukaki, damn it man you beat me to it!

  10. Jazz1 says:

    “Bad Ass”? How about Crazy Ass? I’ve got over $2,000 worth of Apple iTunes Store purchases, $400.00 worth of MP3 downloads, and over 600 CDs ripped on my HD. That guy’s solution wouldn’t be worth my time and money considering the potential failure of the back-up..

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