Mick West

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Backing up one’s data is a perennial problem. I’ve been backing things up for a long time, here’s a little history. My very first backups were actually wetware. I backed up my programs inside my brain. I was able to do this since my first “computer” was a calculator (a Casio FX180P), which only had

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Going to Mammoth tomorrow. You may have seen our Christmas card from last year. Well, here’s what it looks like in the summer (not us): So, we’d be about on 12 feet of snow there:

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I ordered a Nintendo Wii a few weeks ago, and it finally shipped. Thanks to the miracle of the internet, I can tell that it left Dallas at 8:34PM yesterday, and arrived in LA at 7:00 this morning. Currently it’s “Out for delivery”, meaning it’s on the brown truck, somewhere in Santa Monica. My UPS

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IT2010 was a competition I entered and won in early 1988. At that time I was 20 years old and a student at the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology (more commonly known as UMIST). The competition was a join promotion on the part of EDS (a large IT company, previously part of

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Marcus Aurelius supplies this quote Love the little trade which thou hast learned, and be content therewith Which I like for various reasons, so I just copied it from some page of Aurelius quotes, which listed the source as Meditations IV. 31.. Now I always like to see quotes in context if possible, so I