June 25th, 2006

Henry

Family news, redux

Further to this recent announcement, it seems that the pregnant party on this occasion is my niece, Naomi -- apparently a result of something she did during one of her rare forays into heterosexuality. She intends to be a successful parent without the cooperation of the father, and without moving back in with her own mother.

She should reach eighteen years of age a couple of months before the time the baby is due to arrive.
Hobnobs

Keeping data safe

Erm... hard disks aren't supposed to sound like this:
uruk uruk uruk uruk wheeeeclonk uruk uruk uruk uruk wheeeeclonk

I'd just like to take this opportunity to point out that the best time for backups is before your computer starts making these sorts of noises. Fortunately, on this occasion it's a disk that contains data that doesn't change very often, and the last time it was backed up wasn't very long ago.

Yes, rsync is a good thing.
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