I decided to move yet another website from WordPress to Hugo. This time the website has much more traffic than any other “of mines” (the ones that I am managing).
The main reason was speed (but also recent discussion about the environment and impact of technologies on it).
As announced, on October 5, 2021 (to be more precise, at the end of October 4), Microsoft officially presented the final version of Windows 11.
Just a thought…
Politics blaming each other’s, but right now trying to blame European people, that they don’t want to come and help Britain in need.
Everybody forgets what was shown last year. Thousands of HGV trucks have been stuck in companies car parks as they were not needed. The world has been fighting with Covid so no such many goods have been moving around.
When you buy Solid State Drive (SDD) the last thing is to have your drive fail and all files are lost.
With SSD is not as easy to restore anything as it could be with mechanical drives. If they fail it’s rarely anybody will bother to fix it, and most companies will just give you a new drive if it’s still on warranty.
Don’t expect any money back or help in the restoration of your files from faulty drives. None of the warranty covers that from any manufacturers - end of the story.
However, in this rare instance of failure, you expect swift action without any hassle and any extra cost for yourself. You already have a big (unrectified) cost for losing all your data so why to get another one?
And here the problem occurs.
Initially, I put it as always, in the head of my website. Later on, I added it to my 404.html page. I created my own 404 page to override the default Netlify landing page that appears when the visited URL was not found.
The idea was initially to find broken links that visitors are using and to fix them with relevant redirection. However, it didn’t take long until my analytics were spammed by stupid people (and their bots) trying to find a way to break in to my site.
At the beginning of 2014, I purchased my first-ever MacBook Pro. It was a Late-2013 model with Intel Core i5, 8GB of RAM and 256GB SSD. A superb machine that worked with me for years (till 2020). It could work with me a bit longer but I feel that I need an upgrade.
I never classed myself as a creator despite I have learned to use new things to create something new.
I am more of a person who can use certain skills and available tools to achieve my goal.
There are a couple of things that I cannot imagine doing when surfing around the internet. One is RSS/Atom to stay on top of new things on websites that I am watching (I wrote about it in a post: Why RSS still matters in 2021?). The other important thing is a virtual place where I can save a website to come back to it or to read it later.
If you are a person who is just starting to be tech-wise, or you are an experienced user, who on daily basis monitoring various websites to be always up-to-date, you know that social media is not the place where you will look, it’s RSS.
When I started working for my employer, they used an on-site server and file storage with overnight backup to external drives. All been limited by the internet speed (which in England is quite crazy that business parks rarely got access to an inexpensive fibre connection, whereas at home you can have cheap Full Fibre), but when things change (or rather the company need to invest in change), we moved it into the cloud.
We chose Microsoft 365 as our provider.
Once the migration was completed and people were used to using the new way of accessing their files (which haven’t been different with the integration of the OneDrive app and Windows 10, apart from links to files), I needed to find a method, how to have a backup of all files in case of emergency (or accidental removal of important files by an employee).
Despite that Microsoft provides an option to restore files for a short period (typically 30 days), sometimes it may be too short and before you notice that files are missing it will be too late. It’s better to have a backup (even an old version of the file) than don’t have it at all.
Without going into costly online backup solutions I decided to build my backup system and I made it.