Tag Archives: data

Linux: How to lose data fast with ‘rsync’

I’ve been around Linux long enough to know that the fabled Linux command `rm -Rf *` is dangerous, and I have to say I’ve never lost data by using that one wrong. But there are other, more subtle ways to lose data if you’re not careful, and today I’m going to share a tale of this. Continue reading

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You do have backups … right?

Photos are among the most important data we have because they are potentially irreplaceable. Other files can be just as valuable. How do we keep them safe? Continue reading

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How to recover from MD5 mismatch

If any of the following is gibberish to you, it’s better to stop reading. Not everything I post is useful to the general public ;-) If you’re trying to restore a backup of your Android and you get the error message “MD5 … Continue reading

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Errata: geeky details

I took a closer look at the images I had found yesterday and I noticed that my story was not entirely correct so I’m posting this to set things straight, rather than rewriting yesterday’s post. I wrote that there were … Continue reading

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“Listen to the light”

Here’s a silly little blast from the past I felt like sharing. Enjoy :-) (See also this update.) First, a little background: Back when I worked for Microsoft, there was often something new and curious coming along. Force-feedback joysticks, for … Continue reading

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