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10/03/2017 13:05 GMT | How to link any directory to OneDrive
With 1TB of OneDrive storage per user (up to 5 users) on Office 365 Home editions, that gives plenty of space to back up substantial amounts of data.

But how you can backup anything outside your OneDrive folder from other disks, network shared folders, etc?

Easy: mklink.exe is your friend. Simply create a directory link (/d argument) in an administrative command prompt, inside your OneDrive folder:

- Open an Administrative Command Prompt.
- Browse to some point within your OneDrive directory, for example:

> cd C:\Users\big_jokester\OneDrive\Backups

Example 1: Network Share
> mklink /d example1 "\\NAS\thingy\example1"
symbolic link created for example1 <<===>> \\NAS\thingy\example1

Example 2: Folders on other Disks
> mklink /d example2 "Z:\thangy\example2"
symbolic link created for example2 <<===>> Z:\thangy\example2

You can use mklink to add as many directory links as you want. This avoids having to duplicate data locally inside the OneDrive folder. It's fine when you've only got a few GB of storage, but having everything residing inside one folder is a nightmare when you have 1 TB of data.

One of the benefits of OneDrive is that it actually uses my full upstream bandwidth, it doesn't rate limit me like some other cloud backup apps.


22/11/2016 17:46 GMT | Windows Font Linking for Best Unicode!
(Or alternatively: how to fallback from one font to another font.)

I struggled with a nice looking monospace font, with the best unicode character support. I wanted this to display characters properly in putty as well as other applications.

- Download GNU Unifont from http://unifoundry.com/.
- Install it.
- Edit your registry so that Consolas uses Unifont as fallback, for any missing unicode characters.

To edit your registry, you will need administrative permissions:

- Start 'regedit'.
- Navigate to: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\FontLink\SystemLink
- Add a REG_MULTI_SZ for: Consolas
- Edit the multi-string data, and add: unifont-9.0.04.ttf,Unifont
- Exit regedit
- Sign out of the session, and sign back in for Font Linking to take effect.

Note that your filename for the unifont may differ depending on version. You can do this with any font, not just Consolas.

Now you can use Consolas in putty and other applications, and if any unicode characters are not found in Consolas, it will fall back to Unifont. Currently, GNU Unifont has the best support for unicode over any other fonts.


19/09/2016 23:27 GMT | Quassel 0.12.4 for Haiku

It's been ages, I know. Life has been very busy.

I've built a new Quassel for Haiku, version 0.12.4 (currently the latest stable). You can test it here:



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