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Believing ...

This weekend, Disney released a new movie for download.  That by itself isn't remarkable.  What's remarkable is that this is a move that was just released to the theaters two weeks prior.  That movie is from Pixar studios and is called Onward.  I'm writing this as my son and I are watching it on March 21st.  That date alone is extremely meaningful to me, as it's World Down Syndrome Day (3/21) and he has Down syndrome.  This movie was released by Disney extremely early, because we're all dealing with something that a year ago we couldn't have imagined could happen. My family and I live in Northern California.  On March 16, 2020 we were ordered to "shelter in place"...

April Fools! Your blog backup is incomplete.

My first VaultPress backup was completed at 7:03pm, Fri, February 25. I felt safe. I had been playing with various WordPress backup solutions, including AWB, BackupBuddy (I purchased it), but wasn’t happy with any of them. AWB only ran when I manually ran it, or else I had to build a cron-job on my Unix host to run it. BackupBuddy only ran if someone accessed the site. Then I found VaultPress and requested a “Golden Ticket” to the Beta. I even Tweeted them to see if I could get my “Golden Ticket” a little earlier: [quotetweet tweetid=41224401361965057] It worked! VaultPress let me know my “Golden Ticket” was on the way: [quotetweet tweetid=41255731672006656] I registered my account,...

Goodbye Geek Brief TV...

Saturday Mornings I get up early, my wife Deb does not.  This is time for me to relax and catch up on my “me” time by drinking some coffee and watching my video podcasts.  There are several video podcasts that I download and watch on my AppleTV, among them:  TedTalks, Hak5, Tekzilla, Scam School, and the occassional DiggNation (until recently).  However, the podcast I always looked forward to, that I knew I would always watch:  Geek Brief TV with Cali Lewis. It wasn’t just the energy that Cali displayed on the screen.  It wasn’t just the unabashed enthusiasm she had for the show, her viewers, technology, and all things related to gadgets.  It was her connection with the...