Category Archives: Databases & Computers

Caveat: Typepad broke my heart (and, not incidentally, broke my blog) today.

I found out today that my blog host, Typepad, has altered a functionality upon which I have relied heavily. I have, for the last 4 years, been hosting all my pictures "off-site" relative to the blog. This helps me keep … Continue reading

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Caveat: Oh windows registry, how I missed thee!

One thing I did when I was in Portland two weeks ago was I bought a new laptop computer. I wanted to buy in the US because I could get a laptop with the Windows operating system in English – … Continue reading

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Caveat: Gitsoft

Microsoft is buying GitHub. If you've never worked in the field of software development or systems administration, this is meaningless to you. GitHub, however, is a remarkable and important website if you do things with computers at the level development. … Continue reading

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Caveat: Messages of comfort and succor in time of need

"Keyboard not attached. Press F5 to continue." – a certain computer, in a certain moment. [daily log: walking, 7km]

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Caveat: maybe just stroll in the spring drizzle

I suppose I always have a bit of doldrums around the equinox. This past weekend was singularly frustrating. I was trying do computer things, with my little server. Trying to port an application I was playing with to a different … Continue reading

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Caveat: In the mud

[This is cross-posted from my other blog.] This isn't exactly geofiction, but I was messing around with a new project on my server. Way back in the day (I am somewhat old), I used to play MUDs (Multi-User Dungeons). These … Continue reading

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Caveat: rich in entropy

We live in a weird era. Entropy has become a kind of commodity in and of itself. In all this messing around with my new server… with trying out new things and tinkering with it all… well, of course I … Continue reading

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Caveat: A more technical summary of how I built my tileserver – part 2 (cross-post)

[The following is a direct cross-post from my other blog – just so you don't think I'm doing nothing with my free time, these days.] The objective I started discussing the coastline shapefile problem in first post. Early on, I … Continue reading

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Caveat: the map got served

My map server is up-and-running. This feels like a huge technical accomplishment. Bear in mind I've built this from the bottom up, on my own server, using only free-to-download and opensource software. It's not perfect yet, but it's functional. I've … Continue reading

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Caveat: Geofictician

I decided to start a separate blog on my new website. There is a long history of me creating new "blogs" for one specific purpose or another. The longest-lived of my alternate blogs was the one I maintained for my … Continue reading

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Caveat: Logofication

I designed a "logo" for my new website, this morning. The drawing is not really original – it's a free-hand consolidation of several images found online. For all that, I'm moderately pleased with the result, as a first draft. I'm … Continue reading

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Caveat: more hackings

Lately, I feel like I've been "on a roll" with respect to technical undertakings. And meanwhile, my creative efforts have been falling painfully flat. So I've shifted my efforts in my free time from creative work (writing, my geofictions, etc.) … Continue reading

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Caveat: No getting off this machine

I decided to spend the day making a backup file of this here blog thingy™. That's 14 MB of just text – not even counting the pictures, which should be backed up separately (and which I still need to work … Continue reading

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Caveat: At Cave…

Today is one of those typical middle-of-the-week one day holidays: Korean independence day (which is to say, on March 1, 1919, Koreans declared independence – but they didn't achieve it until 1945 when the Americans nuked Japan). I celebrate my … Continue reading

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Caveat: en es ko

Well, it took me more than six months to get around to it, but over this past weekend I finally resurrected my Linux desktop. I had managed to break it while trying to expand the size of the linux OS … Continue reading

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Caveat: Don’t tell God your plans

I finally got motivated to repair my linux desktop that I broke about 6 months ago. So… I'm obsessively messing around with config files and various arcana of Ubuntu Linux. What I'm listening to right now. David Bowie, "No Control." … Continue reading

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Caveat: Disassembly

One thing I spent some time on over my little holiday was in trying to cannibalize my old notebook computer. I had this idea I could take out the hard drive and install it into my desktop. The notebook computer … Continue reading

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Caveat: Tárrases

I’m not exactly in the closet about my geofiction hobby – I’ve blogged about it once or twice before, and in fact I link to it in my blog’s left sidebar, too – so alert blog-readers will have known it … Continue reading

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Caveat: Coder’s Fugue

This past week has been strange, as I took on – somewhat voluntarily – the challenge of "rescuing" my computer rather than just replacing it. I have a more-or-less functional Linux desktop working on my computer, but I've struggled with … Continue reading

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Caveat: an obsessive tinkerer tinkers obsessively…

At the risk of becoming boring, posting on the same essentially autobiographical topic for the third day in a row… I continue to obsessively mess around with my computer, trying to figure out what happened to it. There is a … Continue reading

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