Category: Technobabble

Dancing with Elephants and Software Development

Elephant shower, a photo by kahunapulej on Flickr. Over the weekend, I finally succeeded in getting the “free” Windows 8.1 update from Windows 8 installed on my desktop computer. It took about 7 tries. Why did I even bother? Because in the world of software development, it is kind of like dancing with elephants. It …

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Blog Restored

It turns out that my journal entries were not totally obliterated, just temporarily inaccessible. With a bit of labor, I was able to recover all of the posts in my blog. In the process, I decided to move the blog from the Rainbow Missions leased server to a “free” account on Although this has …

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You would think that after more than three decades of working with computers, I would be better about backing up my data. Apparently, I’m not. I’m OK with regular files, but I hadn’t gotten around to setting up a proper backup system for MySQL data on my server, including my WordPress blog entries. A software …

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