Tech Support Over the Holidays

As with many techies I did some tech support for myself and relatives over the weekend:

  • Setup my in-laws backup solution to an external hard drive and did their first full backups. This took some time just because backing up about 200GB across two machines isn’t that fast.
  • Setup a wireless network for my in-laws. Super simple since they just bought an Airport Express at a garage sale. Plug it in, and do a reset and we’re done. Five minutes tops.
  • Finally upgraded from WordPress 1.5 to 2.0. Not much in the way of a difference, but at least I can feel a little more secure I’m not open to a host of security bugs.

At midnight I may celebrate by writing Hello World in Haskell.