Sunday, July 30, 2006

New Server, Connectivity

I upgraded my desktop this weekend... Newegg had a really good deal on a motherboard/CPU combo. So, now I'm running an Athlon 64 3400+ with 2GB RAM.

I took the leftovers and built a server... XP 2600+ with 1GB RAM and 200GB of hard drive space in a RAID1 array. I also had DSL (re-)installed this weekend. My deal with Comcast was running out soon, so I figured now was the time. I wish I'd never switched from DSL in the first place.

I was going to host all this stuff on my virtual server, but that deal didn't turn out to be as great as advertised. It's 'net connection was really slow, and they rebooted it on me all the time. It's a cool idea, but it seems the hosting companies that implement it well charge quite a bit more then Tektonic.

Nothing around here is constant except change. :)

Monday, July 17, 2006


So I complain about how nobody reads my blog, so I stop posting. Come to find out I only have posting enabled for registered users. How lame is that?

I fixed the problem. So if you read this, post a comment. And I turned on comment moderation, so I can stop seeing comment spam in my blog.

I just ordered a virtual server from TekTonic. I say "virtual" because they give me full root access to a server that is running inside of a virtual machine. Think VirtualPC or VMWare. (If you don't understand what I mean... that's OK. Really. I'm not going to explain it. Go use google or something.)

I plan on setting up Movable Type (or some other blog package) and migrating everything to that. Why, you say? Because I'm a geek, dammit! And I can use the server for lots of other things. It's cheap enough that it ends up costing less then running a server out of my basement. Not to mention, I don't have to worry about violating the terms of service of my ISP.

I'm tired. And I can barely keep my eyes open. Which is sad, because it's not even 9PM yet. Does this mean I'm getting old, since I go to bed this early?