Web Site Backup

Backup Your Web Site Automatically in cPanel

One of the services I perform for web clients is periodically making backups of their web site. This includes backing up the web directory (all of their HTML files including WordPress and any accompanying theme files and plugins) and taking a backup of their site’s MySQL database. Rather than doing this manually, it’s easier (and…

Delete Accounts

Deleting Unused Accounts

With the birth of our son a year and a half ago, my wife and I have started to take a look at “housekeeping” tasks that we didn’t really care about in the past.  No, not cleaning floors or dusting lamps, but things like putting a Last Will and Testament in place and executing an Advance…

Personal Data Management Process

My Task/Time/Data Management Process

I get asked quite frequently about my task management workflow in general, and specifically how I keep projects organized and quickly/easily refer back to discussions in meetings or emails from months earlier.  Here’s a look at how I have things set up.  And I’ll add some additional posts about the actual setup of individual tools…

How many times have you been hacked?

How Many Times Have You Been Hacked?

Half of American adults had their personal information exposed to hackers last year alone. In a recent attack at the federal Office of Personnel Management, hackers stole the most sensitive personal data for 21.5 million people. The New York Times recently created a microsite that allows you to answer a few questions to learn which parts of your…

Karma Go Wireless Hot Spot

How Not to Launch Your Product

I recently (well, not recently, more like 294 days ago) purchased a Karma Go wireless hot spot device for use when I travel.  My in-laws didn’t have wireless connectivity in their home (they used dial-up until when they switched to broadband last year, and finally installed a wireless router a couple months ago) and on…

Cleaning out the attic

So True

“No person who can read is ever successful at cleaning out an attic.” — Ann Landers

The Stupid Appraisal Process

As we come to the end of the second quarter in the calendar, it’s time for many companies to start their mid-year reviews as part of their annual appraisal process.  I actually intended to write this article back in February when my company gave out annual reviews, but life got in the way and I…

Oliver Wendell Holmes


I would not give a fig for the simplicity this side of complexity, but I would give my life for the simplicity on the other side of complexity. — Oliver Wendell Holmes