When those of us with self-hosted WordPress blogs back up our content using the built-in WXR functionality, do we ever check the downloaded XML file? Until recently, I didn't worry about it. I'd click on the Export button, copy the WXR file to a backup folder and think my blog was safe, but I was … Continue reading Are you really backing up your WP blog?
I've been wondering what sort of bug I've had in my WP installs for the last few weeks, and only now figured out what's going on.The Turbo mode for WP is done through Google Gears. There's a bug in the Turbo mode that will not allow you to change your blog's theme. It works by … Continue reading Cannot change WP theme if Turbo mode is enabled
... and you get the little exclamation sign within the Time Machine icon in the menu bar, and Time Machine will not back up your Mac any more, then here's what worked for me, twice so far: Reboot the Mac. Before doing anything else, go into the Time Machine drive, locate your Mac's folder inside … Continue reading If Time Machine doesn't work…
Here's what happens. When the Drobo is connected to a computer and the Drobo Dashboard software isn't running, the Drobo's capacity meter will overestimate the used space, potentially triggering a low space alert. When the Drobo Dashboard software is started, it does its own used space calculations and corrects the capacity meter, literally turning off … Continue reading Drobo overestimates used space
I've had Vista SP1 installed on my machine for a week or so, and I'm pleased (surprised as well) to see that Microsoft addressed some of the issues that have frustrated me in the past. I guess when your expectations are low, any step toward something better is noticeable. If I sound somewhat bitter, it's … Continue reading Vista SP1 addresses some of my previous frustrations
At work, I use Windows Vista Ultimate Edition. I tried to install Vista SP1 on my computer yesterday. I created a restore point, just in case something went badly, and started the install. Here's the error message that I got: Apparently, Vista SP1 cannot install on my machine, because I've got too many language packs … Continue reading One more reason why Microsoft doesn't get it
The latest version of Adobe's Lightroom, 1.2, introduced corrections for several issues such as XMP auto-write performance, Vista grid display errors, and noise reduction for Bayer-patterned sensors (the majority of digital sensors on the market user Bayer patterns in their color pixel distributions). It also introduced support for new cameras such as the Canon EOS … Continue reading Bugs in Lightroom 1.2