Kurt McKee

lessons learned in production

Articles tagged with data

Don't just trust: backup your data | 18 November 2010

Having wiped my computer recently and reloaded everything I know now the relief that comes from having good backups of personal data. However, for a few years I've been using online services such as Blogger, LiveJournal, and Tumblr to host my online posts. Over the weekend, I was shocked to …

Preparing to reload my PC | 26 October 2010

Almost a half decade ago I installed Ubuntu for the first and only time. Since then I've simply upgraded to the latest version as they've come out, but some time back I decided it would be good to completely reload my PC. The problem immediately became "I have to back …

15 years and counting, baby! | 18 January 2007

As a private-practice attorney, my father has typically had the most powerful computer in our family. Years ago, when my family was using a donated 286 with MS-DOS 5.0, my dad purchased a 486 with Windows 3.1. He wouldn't let me or my brothers play Klondike solitaire on …

The shift, unexpected | 24 September 2006

After organizing large amount of data, I'm finding that my metadata is becoming increasingly disorganized.