Author Archives: Paul

About Paul

CERT Coordinator, Ham Radio Operator, GTD Fan; Photographer; Domino/Notes Administrator

What is MariaDB Database?

According to the website, MariaDB is “one of the most popular database servers in the world. It’s made by the original developers of MySQL and guaranteed to stay open source. Notable users include Wikipedia, and Google.” In the … Continue reading

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PG&E – Electricity rate plan changes in October 2021

Objective: Trying to understand what changes are, options, etc Disclaimer: I live in Morro Bay, San Luis Obispo County, Central Coast, California – so YMMV. Rate-Plan: Time-of-use Note: If I don’t do anything, then it automatically shifts to this plan … Continue reading

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Automobiles – list of cars I’ve owned with pros and cons

Nissan Sentra (1985) -First car – which means I got really good at tinkering with it. Stick shift, which was interesting in New York City. Purchased used in 1989. 2-dr coupe. No A/C. -Pros: Amazing gas mileage – NYC to … Continue reading

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