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sat posted: Sat 2018-09-29 07:49:22 tags: tech
ask Kim about what I should be being proactive about - opening and funding estate account, etc. Kim said she trusts my judgment, I'm capable of Googling basic steps, and I'm not stuck talk about bills mail forwarding ordered filing filed, office nook reorganized * * * SignalVsNoise blog: There is such a thing as being too helpful Rule #1 of being genuinely helpful: Respect the wishes of the person you’re trying to help. WeddingBee forums: engineer and wife resents husband trying to "help" (... (...more)
tue posted: Tue 2018-06-19 18:00:47 tags: tech
Slapped together a one-page, self-submitting form webpage that updates two fields ("dogbreed", "catbreed") in a row given by a static index ID in a demo table. For a coworker who was impressed with my PHP/SQL resumé revealed in my new-hire getting-to-know-you template responses.
tue - backup scare posted: Tue 2018-03-20 07:56:49 tags: tech
Mental Floss: What If? 19 alternate histories imagining a very different world Art of Manliness: How to Make Small Talk with Strangers Why would anyone want to do THAT? Well, turns out it's a highly rewarding pastime, because of sciencey reasons. * * * I discovered something scary about my backup set this morning: instead of encrypted zips of each file, there were EMPTY zips. 1Kb placeholders with no content (other than the zip header internals, presumably). I turned off the "Volume Shadow... (...more)
fri posted: Fri 2017-08-18 13:11:33 tags: tech
Traffic was amazing (in the good way), super busy morning with staff teleconference. New (to me) lappy received. It's awfully heavy compared to \\dora. The charger cable has a RIDICULOUSLY huge biscuit to transform AC (wall outlet) power into whatever volts/amps the lappy takes. Picked a name, \\codger, evoking Latin cogere, in the sense of "understanding", which is fundamental to empathy, which in turn drives all Godly work. Following along with \\dora's provisioning, ran Novabench and got: RAM sp... (...more)
laptop shopping posted: Fri 2017-08-11 13:51:46 tags: tech
I received \\dora 2016-05-10. It was never a high performer, so now that I've got a car refresh taken care of, it felt not-unreasonable to get a lappy that will keep up with me a bit better too. After a lot of unsatisfactory sifting on Amazon, I ended up going to Newegg and searching for "refurbished", Win 10 Pro, 8-16GB RAM, 15.6" screen size. There were plenty of i5 processor based options under $500. There were even a few decent-looking i7 systems right around $500. I almost sprang for one at $539 wi... (...more)