MonthSeptember 2009

New Server…

The server that I ordered arrives today, and I am pretty excited about it. It is a HP Proliant DL560. It has Quad Xeon 3.0 GHZ processors and 2GB of ram at the moment. I will probably upgrade the ram at some point. It also has a 73 GB hard drive at the moment. I think that I am going to order another one of those. I think that should be enough space for the small hosting outfit that I am running. I hope that everything runs well on it.

I also hope that the seller on eBay was accurate in his description, and he is not selling me a piece of junk. We will see, but I do not want to have to deal with trying to get my money back on this thing. Everyone cross your fingers that things work as promised.


My little one…

I was thinking this morning as I was walking the dogs with my son how great it is to be a dad. I have had this thought before, but it really hit me hard this morning. I was carrying Andrew around like I do every morning when I take the dogs out, but today was different for some reason. He just seemed to have so much fun watching the dogs run around. He would move and bend himself in whichever way necessary so that he could see the dogs. At one point, I thought that I was going to drop him because he was doing a matrix type layout towards the ground to reach them. It was a lot of fun, and it made the whole day better.

I think the part the was the best though was when we were coming back upstairs. He was watching the dogs and laughing like usual, but he put his head on my shoulder for over a minute as I walked back up. It was just an awesome feeling this morning. I can easily see why people who have children get pregnant again around this time. I think that you start to forget about all the nights that you spent trying to calm the baby down so that you can sleep. It seems that I can barely remember those days myself, and my son has only been getting better these last few months. We will see if there is another child in our future, but I am just happy with my little boy right now. He is showing his personality more everyday, and I am looking forward to watching him grow.

Site revamped….

I am not sure that anyone will be able to tell, but I made some changes to the site. I changed the blue to a darker one, added a yellow strip at the top of the header, added a new categories section, put the meta-tags back in the post, and I changed the footer some. None of these changes were too big, but I think that they made some much needed improvement. I also changed the font on the sidebars, and I re-did the section that has my name.

I am going to start working on another site soon. It is the main site for the ‘business’ that I am thinking about running. My server is hosting three sites right now. All of them are non-paying, but I think that there is some potential.


Other site is up and running

I am pretty much finished with the other site that I am building. It is located at You can go over there and check it out if you would like. I am going to be building next. These things are a lot of fun to me, and I wish that I would have done more of it in college. This would have given me a leg up now. Now I am having to relearn all of the things that I knew when I was younger, and then I have to catch up on all the new things that have been going on.

Either way, I am enjoying do it. It gives me something to do when I get some spare time, and it is somewhat productive. I think that I am going to start hosting sites on the server. They will be free so I hope that the clients don’t expect too much.

Working on another site…

I know that I haven’t posted in awhile, but I have been working on another site. I am trying to figure out how to get some things done on it, but I should be finishing soon. You can check it out at I am trying to work with the customer to see what they want their site to look like.

I am also in the process of re-working the design of this site. I do like the way that it looks, but I want it to be more me. I like the general feel of things, but I am trying to decide what I really want. I got a book on CSS design so that should help.