Howto – Backup your files automatically to a second hard disk in Linux

This “Howto” only really applies to a single workstation and is a quick and easy solution to backing up your own files, if you were backing up a server with numerous users, you would of course backup to another machine preferably at another physical location on the network.
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Penicuik to West Linton 20 mile run

Today I ran from Penicuik to the “Broken Tree” just outside West Linton Whoooooooh! scary!, anyway, weather was fine, a bit cold but not too bad. My legs were a bit heavy but I didn’t feel tired at all after the run. I’ll see how I feel tomorrow, after all it usually a day or two after a long run that the tiredness kicks in. About 7 weeks to go until the Paris Marathon and I’m looking forward to it.


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Upgraded wordpress plugins

Spent a bit of time today upgrading my WordPress plugins

  1. I’ve upgraded Google XML from 3.0.2 to 3.0.3
  2. I’ve upgraded NextGen Gallery from 0.74 to 0.82

I did have a problem with the sideshow part of NextGen, but a quick scan about told me that I was missing the file “imagerotator.swf” from my installation directory. All I had to do was download JW Image Rotator, extract the file “imagerotator.swf” and copy it to my nextgen-gallery plugin directory.

[code lang=”bash”]cp imagerotator.swf ~/public_html/wp-content/plugins/nextgen-gallery/[/code]

Everything seems to have upgraded without a problem 🙂

Long run this week in the Sun!

My first sunny run this year, fantastic. The course this week was flat and since there was no wind to speak of, I managed to run at a reasonable pace, hence the decent time. Totally different from last weeks snow running, but I’ve got to say I enjoyed both runs for totally different reason, “variety is the spice of life” and all that.


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