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Disaster Seminar 16 — Backup Programs

October 17, 2017

I am using a great backup program.

1. It places my data on a portable hard drive.

2. It automatically backs up my machine.

3. It is easy to access my data.

This is not a great choice.

1. Your machine breaks, you may have to buy
a new backup program.

2. You need at least two copies of
your backup files at different locations.

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My Invitation To You

October 14, 2017

I became a software engineer in 1966 due to an experiment
that I had performed. I have never taken a course in
Software Engineering. Over the years, I have continued
to experiment on my own time and have greatly benefited
from this activity

In 1992, I became a home based software development business.
I developed a set of tools to aid me in my business activities.
These tools evolved over time and are now capable of helping
a software engineer to become a better, more competitive programmer.

I invite you to take a similar path. My tools can be downloaded
free-of-charge from my web-site, http://www.whatifwe.com and they are
well documented.

PROGRESS REPORT

October 13, 2017

This purpose of this post is to publish single line
reports on the projects performed during the week.

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2017-10-05

APPLE PORTABILITY PROJECT

The stndpcg application is the original program development tool that
is used to develop the current program development tool, explrpde. In this
program, I used the fcloseall routine to insure that the output files would
be properly updated under an error condition. I will eventually need
to fix this; however it is not needed today. I removed the statement and
got a successful run of the make file. An executable has been successfully
created. It will now be used to rebuild the current development tool.

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2017-10-06

APPLE PORTABILITY PROJECT

The Apple version of the stndpcg application has been used to
successfully build explrpde source code.

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2017-10-09

APPLE PORTABILITY PROJECT

The gcc compiler has detected five errors have been detected in the
precfile source file. The five errors appear to be associated with
differences between the linux and apple versions of the gcc compiler
system.

Disaster Seminar 15 — A Great Backup Service

October 10, 2017

I am already using a great backup service

1. My machine is automatically backed up over the internet

2. My data is cryptographically secure.

3. I have plenty of space available.

4. It is easy to get my data.

Wrong Choice!

1. Loss of internet means loss of service.

2. A disaster at the backup company site means loss of service.

3. NSA can break the crypto algorithm.

4. Company tech can probable access your data.

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CODEPLEX SHUTDOWN.

October 7, 2017

For many years, I have used the Microsoft Codeplex site for my Programable
Software Development Environment project from which my current tools
could be downloaded.

Microsoft will shut down CodePlex in month of December and will no longer
be able to contain updated versions of my tools in October. There may
be another site which will replace CodePlex.

You can always get my current Software Development tools from my website,
http://www.whatifwe.com.

Disaster Seminar 14 — I Already Backup My Data

October 3, 2017

Do I really need to have a flash drive copy
of my data directories?

It is very important to backup your data.

It can solve a great many problems.

Unfortunately, it is not a good means
of using your friend’s machine to perform
your critical tasks.

Let us develop some disaster related backup
methods.

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Limitation to My Response to Your Comments

September 30, 2017

Every day I receive between 50 and 100 comments. Many of these comments request information or advise from me.

I appreciate the honour of your request for information.

Unfortunately, there is only one of me managing and writing the blog. Consequently, I simply do not have enough time to reply to each of your questions.

There are many comments that ask the same question. In these situations where I have the information, I will provide my knowledge in a post, time permitting.

I will respond to any comment made by a person who is experimenting with my software development tools.

Thank You

Disaster Seminar 13 — Current Data Solution

September 26, 2017

A Flash Drive will make your data available to another machine

1. All of the your data folders must be on the flash drive

2. Every time you work on your data, update the flash drive.

3. Keep the flash drive in your pocket.

Sounds like a lot of work!

It isn’t as much as you think.

Also, please keep in mind that not having your data
will create a lot more work.

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My Problems With LinkedIn.

September 23, 2017

I need to alert everyone that I do not have a working LinkedIn system.

I have made several attempts at correcting the problems without success.

People trying to connect with me on LinkedIn will be unsuccessful, no
matter how much I want to connect with them. I need to alert everyone that I do not have a working LinkedIn system.

I have made several attempts at correcting the problems without success.

People trying to connect with me on LinkedIn will be unsuccessful, no
matter how much I want to connect with them.

Disaster Seminar 12 — But I Like Quick Books

September 18, 2017

I also liked Quick Books.

1. I used it for many years.

2. It was quite easy to use.

3. It worked only on my Windows machine.

4. There was no Linux Version.

Then my machine broke.

1. My version did not work on my new machine.

2. I scrambled to find a solution

3. Open Office proved to be the solution

a. There was a version for both Windows and Linux

b. The downloads were free of charge.

c. The files are identical on both machines.

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