Archive for November, 2011

Researching PIM/PKM Perfection

Personal Knowledge Management | Posted by epistasis
Nov 23 2011


I’ve recently started using MediaWiki [1] as a ‘Personal Wiki’ to contain my thoughts and important information that I may need to recall at some point in the future (guides, note fragments, etc). I’ve added the Semantic MediaWiki [2] extension to make the content more searchable and so on. I plan to write my own extension called MediaWikiPIM which will sync Contacts & Calendar data into the wiki from my Google account. This will allow me to keep all my data archived in my wiki and search it etc.
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MySQL Backup & Restore Woes

FreeBSD | Posted by epistasis
Nov 03 2011

First things first… during my frantic search for answers, I read a statement similar to this:

“Anybody who’s come across this post looking for information on how to restore their databases, don’t worry – your data is probably not lost.”

In hindsight, I would likely have been much more effective if remembered this, therefore I’ve put it at the top of this post.


My problem arose when I recently came around to the idea of reinstalling one of my servers. It was running FreeBSD 5.2 x86 and I wanted to upgrade to 8.2 x64. It was with great hesitance that I ended the 521 day uptime record.

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