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A Process Model

The other day I was trying to analyze a rather complex system, and realized I don't have the tools for it. So I came up with this. Posted here for others to use (and improve?), and for me to remember how it worked! Somehow I think I might have read something like this many years…

Paradux: a scheme to recover from maximum personal data disaster

[caption id="attachment_4282" align="alignright" width="300"] Credit: U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Taylor A. Workman[/caption] The recent California wildfires got me thinking: if my house and my town burned down so quickly that I did not have time to grab even my laptop or document binder, how would I recover my data, my accounts and…

How to diagnose Time Machine / Time Capsule issues

My Time Machine backup suddenly stopped working. Apple support has been helping (and Chris has been nice!). Here's the command by which Apple collects all info they want to debug this, and what it echoes to the terminal (slightly abbreviated). I figure I post this for the geeks among us; perhaps it helps somebody in…

Self-hosting my slides

I should have done that a long time ago, but finally here we are: Slides and links to recordings are now at upon2020.com/talks. This includes my most recent talk about "How I automate my pool with a Raspberry Pi and some open-source software" from the Seattle GNU/Linux user conference (SeaGL) this past weekend.