It has been a long time since I've been able to get myself together to post something of worth here. Life has been very busy, yet at the same time nothing much of note has happened, tech wise at least. The baby continues to grow inside mommy, the babies room has been finished and a major overhaul to the basement and driveway has taken place. So you can see why I have had little time for a tech blog. Continue reading
I've been doing quite a bit of maintenance work on the site recently, updating to the latest version of WordPress, removing old unwanted plug-ins, updating plug-ins I do use, and the like. Today I went into the database for the site and noticed some old tables from uninstalled plug-ins that were still present. In my haste to remove them I made a cardinal sin. I forgot to backup the database first. Clearly stupid I know. I had accidentally deleted a table that references the posts to categories and the last backup I had was from August 4th. This backup was before the WordPress update and a bunch of posts & a few comments from last week have been lost. I was able to save the couple of posts from today and Friday (I had browser windows open to the text that let me copy and paste them back), but the 3 posts on an open source compression application and baby updates.
To catch you up on what I deleted I'm going to summarize:
- Kris had 2 ultrasounds last week. Baby girl was in the wrong position to get a good look at her spine so the second scan was needed.
- 7-Zip is an open source application that I have used for a few months with great success. It compresses/decompresses data quickly, into small archives and can open almost any of the popular compression formats.
Of course the originals were written with great eloquence and wit. Let this be a lesson to you all, backup your data.
Just a short note before I head off to play in our annual softball tournament. The 20 week doctors visit went well, but the radiologists report was not ready due to the return visit on Thursday. So no official news on what was seen, although Kris's doctor took a quick look at the unofficial report and everything looked good. We will find out more next month. Kris's mom came in on the train on Thursday so she also attended the appointment and got to hear baby's heart beat. We also attended our 1st prenatal class on Thursday, it runs twice a week for most of the rest of August.
Yup, thats right. You heard me clearly, I'm going to be daddy sometime near Xmas (and I guess technically Kris is going to be a mommy). Kris had her 1st ultrasound yesterday and so far everything looks peachy keen. I'll have a scan of the 1st photo of the lil bug up later today. I finally get to open that package of Dominican cigars I bought years ago and that have been sitting in my moms freezer. They are going to be horrible, but hey, its tradition!