Sam Wilson's Website

October 2020

  1. […] as soon as you’re helping somebody solving an interesting issue, summarize your experiences with something or write anything that might be cool to be around in a couple of years as well, you do provide potential high-value content. My message to all those authors is: don’t use web-based forums.

    TL;DR: all of the content of closed, centralized services will be lost in the long run. Choose the platform you contribute to wisely now instead of learning through more large data loss events later-on.

  2. I’ve upgraded my main laptop to the latest Ubuntu, as a complete fresh install. I try to always do this with every LTS release, because the two-year cadence of those are a good interval for doing a full test of my recovery regime. Everything went according to plan this time (as it normally has in the past), and I was back working within a couple of hours. There’s a heap of messy things that I have to clean up, and reinstall, and generally tweak, but I feel like this is just forcing me to attend to housekeeping that I’ve put off, and not really a downside of a non-full-system restore like this.

  3. Ron Wilson