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I have a production WordPress blog site that is hosted on IIS & Windows Server 2016. To do regular backups of the web folder and the MySQL database, I use the super-useful WordPress Plugin – UpdraftPlus. It creates backup files and uploads them automatically to Google Drive/One Drive/AWS/DropBox & more. Once in a year or so, I do a manual backup, which involves me (manually) selecting the folders, then running 7-Zip to create the backup files. Every time I do this, I have to remember to exclude the UpdraftPlus temporary folder, otherwise, the resulting backup file will be ginormous as…

Having got the newly released “Visual Studio 2017” installed in my PC, I decided to try writing cross-platform .NET Core Apps. I started with the simplest of apps, to write a console app and see how it goes. To follow along you can download Visual Studio Community edition, which is free or the commercial versions. You can refer to this Microsoft doc titled “Building a C# Hello World Application with .NET Core with Visual Studio 2017” for additional information on what I am doing here. The next step is IMPORTANT. You need to access the .csproj file by right-clicking on…

Almost after two decades, today I ran “Visual Basic 6.0” installer and setup the programming platform that I love a lot. In a “Windows 7” OS the setup ran fast. I was able to quickly write a “Hello World” program,…