Writing > Computers, Internet >
Everything is frail to failure. Be it hardware, software, data, business relationships, or people, nothing is immortal and immutable.
Many things are immediately recognized; the hardware and software, but we fail to see people; the wetware. They represent the intellectual backbone of major projects, the "wet infrastructure" upon which our technology relies, and when they cannot contribute, their projects suffer and we suffer. Their influence isn't just notable, but critical.
For the internet, esr calls them Load-Bearing Internet People.
An E-book reader.
Because this is my first e-reader, I can't judge it against it's peers. It works well.
It is spectacular hardware-wise. Its software works, but it is sometimes obviously or even critically lacking. It lacking a file browser and respecting directories is bad enough that I can't really use it for its intended purpose, and almost regret buying it.
The Chain of Trust >
I have trust issues with all storage, but flash memory-based storage is particularly unreliable.
TL;DR - Stubby metal drives are a problem.
See also Testing USB storage
There are a lot of people who have been key, at least in hindsight, to my development.
I haven't really thought about populating this topic, but at a glance..
rsync + SSH >
Transferring and synchronizing files securely.
Split off from Migrating WordPress
Short answer: There might be ways to import something large, but it's far easier to reduce the size of your database.
Migrating WordPress from one web hosting company to another.
The goal is to have a blog installation which is active and working, and will never be disabled and cannot be damaged in any way, and to copy it to a new place. For my tests, I used an entirely new host using a new "practice" domain name.
PlayStation 2, USB >
The use cases are much the same as with DVD ripping:
I never really got around to pursuing this as a proper project.