Clinton Tyler Patterson

backups

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Today, I will be leaving my external hard drive connected while at work to make a backup of backups. I only have 1 copy of backup, and for most of the stuff, I don't even have the original at this time. But I still use these files, occasionally, maybe not all 310,000+ of those, but some. I decided that I am not going to buy new electronic things I would like to learn like the Intel Galileo, but I am planning to buy an external 4TB drive for a regular backup of backups so that I have 2 or 3 copies. I will also be able to keep a hard drive image of every drive I regularly use on that, so that I may restore to an older version with a single command if I run into disc failure. I encourage you to make backups of your backups, as well. Even if you don't still care about the files you have, you may 10 or 20 years later. So keep regular backups.

Clinton Tyler Patterson

Figure 1

Today, I generated high resolution images for another paper submission on my master's work. This is Figure 1. Chestnut trees were planted in a former agricultural field and in thinned (some trees removed, at 2 levels of removal amount) stands of Liquidambar styraciflua (sweetgum) trees. Some of the chestnut trees died. This is the story of their death.

Clinton Tyler Patterson

I am building a website

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I have created this website to join the IndieWeb movement. There's a lot of code which I don't know underlying all this, so I am using Known as the backend. The point of the website is to own my identity. The digital identity is part of that. I also aim to keep track of the data that makes my life, and that will help with diagnosing problems and acting out improvements.