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Why you need a backup plan

Data is everywhere

We all use data, whether we realise it or not, we’re creating data all the time.  That data may be something as simple as a shopping list.  It might be a reading list you’ve compiled from some of your favourite authors.  It could also be something far more important such as a list of prescription drugs you need to take on a scheduled basis.  What if you were to lose that data?  We need a backup plan.

At the top of a hill

It’s taken several weeks, but I’m finally where I want to be. Those
cheap Kimsufi servers turned out to be a nightmare, after trying to
update them to the latest version of Fedora they became virtually
unusable. They kept doing what they were supposed to be doing, but if
that failed there was no way to rectify any problems.

Should I be listening to SEO or my own thoughts?

If you’re going to write blogs, as I’ve just started doing, it’s usual to want people to read them.  Somebody not subscribed to your blog might use a search engine to look for the subject you’re writing about.  That’s where search engine optimisation (commonly abbreviated to SEO) can be useful when mastered.  This is the art of making sure that searches for a keyword list your blog on the first page.

Night of the linguini

Yesterday had been a difficult day and the early evening didn’t get any better.  The need to unwind was fast approaching and the decision taken to tackle the tension with beer.  There’s many places in Ramsgate to get drunk, but on a Friday night most are host to live bands or loud canned music.  I was reluctant to suffer either of these.