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Archive for January, 2006

Neat… wwbd is all fubar’d

January 30, 2006 By: bio Category: General


For reasons I can’t quite explain, this site has taken a complete dump. I did notice that my CSS for the site has also changed in filesize.

Very curious.

I’m tossing up a new theme now (heh… I guess you’re looking at it).  I need to pull all the files from the old theme down and compare them to the archive ones on my machine to see what’s changed.

Our savior!

January 28, 2006 By: bio Category: General

Orwell Man, our savior!

Is it 2008 yet?

Move complete!

January 28, 2006 By: bio Category: General

WWBD has sucessfully been moved from my server over to dreamhost.


There were no major issues. All is good.

Shop as usual, avoid panic buying.

We’re moving!

January 23, 2006 By: bio Category: Geeky Stuff, General

As those Brazilian script kiddies have a thing about h4Z0r1nG my server on a routine basis, I’ve decided that I’m going to shut the damn thing down.

Running my own hosting server was a fun hobby, but it’s slowly become my second job. It’s official… I quit.

I did some looking around, and dreamhost had the deal for me.

It’s only $7.95 per month (if you buy 2 years at once) and gives me the following:
* 1TB (yes… terabyte!) of bandwidth per month to start (they add 8 GB per week to that)
* 20 GB of drive space to start (they add 160MB to it every week)
* Unlimited domains to share the disk and bandwidth
* Unlimited sub-domains
* 3,000 email accounts
* Unlimited email aliases
* 75 shell/ftp accounts
* Unlimited mySQL databases
* lots more

For $7.95 a month… you cant’ go wrong! And since I was paying $180 a year for my static IP’s, $190.80 for 2 years of webhosting is a bargain (yay… I save money!). I also don’t have to deal with the server aspect any more. No more backups, dealing with intrusions, etc. They also give you a 97 day money back guarantee… so if you hate it, you haven’t lost anything.

One more thing… if you choose to move to them, do so by clicking this link. If you sign up after clicking thus said link, and stay past the 97 days… I get a $97 credit as a referral fee.

Everybody wins!

The only downside to the move is that my sites will be offline for around 3 days while the DNS propagates across the web. I can live with that.

The Joys of Home Ownership (part 623)

January 16, 2006 By: bio Category: General

I’ve had a problem with the taps in my house for a while.

Two of them had a slow leak, one is an occasional drip, the other a steady drip. They’ve been on my “to do” list for a while, but life has a tendency to get in the way of the little projects.

Today, we had a more pressing issue that got those two and more done.

I’ve noticed some moisture under the kitchen sink. My wife got under there and started removing all the crap we had stored in the cabinet below (it’s a large area, and there was a ton of junk that had accumulated over the years). Oh yeah… we had a problem. Apparently, the sprayer hose on my sink was split at the joint where it attaches to the faucet. Every time you turned the sink on, it would start dripping wildly down there.

With quite a bit of water all over the wood in there, we had to remove everything and set up a fan. Once it started to dry, my wife applied a bleach solution to kill anything attempting to grow on the wood. While she was doing that, I ran to the hardware store.

I picked up a couple of cartridges for the two leaking faucets I had mentioned earlier, and started pricing a new spray hose.

$40?!? For a friggin’ spray hose?!?

“Screw that”, I said, and started looking at new faucets. The one we had was a little dated, so I looked at my options. I settled on a Delta faucet where you could grab the head and pull it out of the neck for use as a sprayer. Of course, it was $128, but I had a gift card of $50 as part of a rebate on a ladder we had purchased to paint the house, so it was the same price as a normal one (and apparently the MSRP is over $100 more… so in retrospect, I got a smokin’ deal).

Two hours and 3 trips to the hardware store later… everything is done. No leaks, no drips, life is good!