Will this publish after the move to Google Cloud Platform?

07/28/17; 06:04:21 PM

Staying alive, staying alive...

07/05/17; 08:48:33 AM

I am no longer actively adding content to this site. Please join me over here: Let's Be Frank

05/25/17; 09:17:52 AM

I had a drive fail in the virtual server that hosts this site, so I had to rebuild the server.

Good news! I have successfully migrated Fargo Publisher to my new site and I have successfully published new content.

One more step to run Fargo Publisher in the background.

09/07/16; 04:11:13 PM

Just thought I would document the alternatives I would consider for the Surface 3. Here are a few that I found that are not the Microsoft Surface Pros. I've sorted the options by screen size, with preference for 10-inch screens.

06/29/16; 02:47:13 PM

Dave has been developing a new iteration of his blogging software that is similar to how EditThisPage worked. Like his other work, it is a nodejs app that utilizes Twitter for user authentication. What I find interesting is that the app appears to be an enhancement to his NodeStorage app.

I've signed up to the Google group dedicated for the app and installed it on my Debian virtual server that I originally used to host FargoPublisher. Installation was very easy, the most time consuming part was registering a new domain.

While I am looking forward to playing with the new software, I am uncertain whether I want to move my blogging environment to this platform, mostly because I prefer working in an outliner. My big wish is that I could easily host the content I write in Fargo to a web server that did not require FargoPublisher as a front end.

Today, all websites on the frankmcpherson.net domain are physically hosted on Amazon S3 but use the FargoPublisher app as a front end. Basically, when you access notes.frankmcpherson.net, FargoPublisher the URL resolves to the server hosting FargoPublisher and the app uses the top level node to determine the directory on S3 that contains the content and redirects to the proper HTML file.

The problem I have with this approach is that if FargoPublisher goes down, all my blog web sites go down because the app is not running to receive the request and do the appropriate redirect. I would rather dedicate FargoPublisher for just publishing content to a web server but not actually providing the front end.

I probably can make what I want work, but I suspect that it might be easier to do so in Dave's new blogging software.

04/14/16; 04:22:37 PM

I am starting to see a high frequency of error messages coming from Dropbox. There have been other reports on the support email list for Fargo that suggest Dropbox may have changed their API. My fear is that Dave is not going to make any fixes if they are required.

04/01/16; 10:27:14 AM

Once again my my Moto 360 has become a hot mess, not able to sustain a connection with my Nexus 6P and burning through battery much too quickly. Just yesterday it updated to the lastest version of Android, Version 6, aka marshmallow, but that does not seem to make much difference. Therefore, I have decided to factory reset the watch and start over.

Android Wear still requires that the watch have 80% charge before you can pair it to a phone, so first I have to recharge the Moto 360.

The watch has re-charged and I've repaired it to my Nexus 6P, and it is now at the synching step and taking what seems to me to be in incredible amount of time. It has been sitting at "syncing 1 of 58" for several minutes with no apparent progress. I did another reset of the 360 and uninstalled Android Wear and Moto Connect from the 6P, rebooted the 6P and started over.

After reinstalling Android Wear and recharging the Moto 360, sync progress is now observed.

There are a few annoying things that I have discovered about the 1.4 version of Android Wear, which is based on Android 6.0. The big one is that there is no longer a Restart option in Settings, to restart the Moto 360 you shut the watch down and then turn it on, however I have had a challenge getting the watch to start without putting the watch on a cradle. You have to press and hold the crown button until the watch comes on and that seems to make much longer than one expects.

03/03/16; 11:22:06 AM

I am starting to have an issue with my Surface 3 in which it just randomly reboots. I think it might be related to a power issue as it seems to occur when power gets down to 25%. Basically, all of a sudden the device just reboots and in some cases it even gets in to a continual reboot loop.

I've only done some initial searches on the Internet, but I have yet to narrow down the source of the problem.

Event log is showing seven different Event 219 Warnings from Kernel-PnP indicating driver problems. Devices ranging from the Touch Cover to the Surface Pen.

I've posted a question on answers.microsoft.com.

02/17/16; 03:38:06 PM

Is everything working ok?

02/16/16; 08:56:54 PM

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By Frank McPherson, Friday, July 28, 2017 at 6:04 PM.