Incremental backups of a web host to a desktop mac
In the time since I set up kstruct.com I’ve had a series of interim backup procedures in place, but given that it’s going on almost a year now, I’ve spent a bit of time recently pulling it all into a single reliable system. There’s nothing here that you couldn’t look up else where on the web, or significantly improve for that matter, but hopefully it will server as a good starting point for other people setting up a similar system.
The goal here is to end up with a roughly daily backup of everything in my web hosting account on my Mac desktop machine, keeping about a week’s worth of history and without using too much disk space.
12 Mar 2006 04:01 pm
Impro – The beast
We seem to be getting organised with the advertising a little earlier this time, so here’s the flyer for the next Impro Theatre ACT show.
Sunday the 26th, 8:30 pm at The Street Theatre.
Note that this is an hour later than past shows, and apparently they’ll be taking EFTPOS and credit cards instead of just cash at the door. If you’re feeling very enthusiastic, you can even book ahead on 6247 1223.
The show will be following (roughly) the story of the beauty and the beast, which is apparently playing that day (and whose set we’ll be hijacking). I’ve no idea how exactly the whole ‘following the story’ thing is going to work, but it should be amusing regardless.
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Is there ever a case where…
As seen multiple times in the search referrer logs…
is there ever a case where the generic phases of software engineering process don t apply?if so describe it.
Seriously, do your own assignment, don’t ask Google.
But what the hell, try this…
No, there’s never a case where the generic phases of the software engineering process don’t apply.
This way you’ve got a 50% chance of being right, and you don’t have to worry with the whole ‘if so…’ part of the question.
08 Mar 2006 10:41 pm
I must say, I am truly shocked that I’m the only person to have uploaded pictures of a phonebook fort to flickr.
We built one years ago back in college, but unfortunately didn’t get any good photos of it. After building this one after impro class last night, I had to go home to get my camera and then buy batteries just to ensure I got some this time. I can’t honestly claim these photos are any good either, but at least they get the point across.
Thanks to my accomplices – I could probably have done it without you, but it wouldn’t have been nearly as much fun.
Technorati Tags: phonebook, fort, canberra, impro
Six excuses for not building an information architecture
Bigger organisations have long since taken the job of designing websites away from technical staff, but smaller ones still have a tendency to lump all the ‘computer related’ tasks onto whatever technical people they might have.
Here are a few classic excuses for not putting effort into building an information architecture for a small company website.
1: We don’t have time
So do you have time to build a web site at all? You need to ask yourself what exactly the goal of building the website is, and hopefully come up with an answer which is centred around the expected end users. Unless you have time to build what these users want, then there’s really no point in building anything at all.
If you don’t have time to work out what to build, you certainly don’t have time to build it.
05 Mar 2006 05:08 pm
Patterns of gene expression and…some other stuff
Belated congratulations to Sonja Vujovic on winning the clinical sciences section of the UCL Graduate School Poster Competition last year.
Patterns of gene expression and novel factors involved in cartilage development identified through transcriptional analysis of MSC chondrogenesis
I don’t come close to understanding the title, let alone the abstract, but it certainly does sound impressive.