You can never back up too often. I’ve been bitten by WordPress bugs (both when upgrading the core or plugins, and I’ve had sites hacked at least once). I haven’t found a good, automated backup mechanism for WordPress that keeps old history and allows an easy roll-back to an older (presumably working) version. I’ve become… Read more »
Posts By: blalor
I brought home a new project on Sunday: a 1991 BMW 318is. I’ll post more on the car itself at some point in the future, but I thought I’d quickly document the first fix (of many, I’m sure). The power mirrors (standard on all E30s in the US, I think) didn’t work properly when I… Read more »
Cast your imagination ahead 25 years. It’ll be 2035 (and I’ll be 58; eek!), and my 2006 MINI will be 29 years old, or about as old as the first BMW E30s are today. My 2000 SV650 will be 35 years old, my first car—a 1987 Pontiac Grand Am—will be 48. Many car and motorcycle… Read more »
MoT was a huge success this year. I’ve got a batch of photos up on Flickr, and here’s a little video I shot while coming down the mountain. (click to play). This is the first time I’ve used the suction cup mount on the outside of the car with the video camera. It held very… Read more »
A couple more quick videos from the Memorial Day PDX event I did with SCCA (NER) at NHIS. It was a great event; very low attendance (just 25 folks had pre-registered), fantastic weather, plenty of instructors, and the BMWCCA curriculum. There were several times where I wondered if I’d somehow missed the checkered flag, since… Read more »
(click to play). Keep your eyes peeled at around the 1:00 mark.
I’ve purchased a fair bit of gear in the last few months for mounting both my video camera and DSLR in the car and I thought I’d take a few minutes and describe the setups I’m using. First up is the Gripper suction-cup mount from Filmtools (which I bought back in January and didn’t remember… Read more »
I used my new suction cup mount on yesterday’s run to take some pictures while driving. When I got home and started sifting through them, I realized I (barely) had enough for a short QuickTime movie. I took the 146 still shots and created a new QuickTime movie, and then brought that into iMovie so… Read more »
Ostensibly, we were going to check out Pete’s tint, but we all knew it was just an excuse to drive and eat. Despite the fairly crap weather, we attacked some good twisties, heard some good music, and ate well. Thanks everyone!