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.

-Drew

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.

-Drew

Re-vamp already…

I think that I am going to be redoing the site over this next week. I am not exactly sure why I am going to be going through the trouble, but I think that I want to. There are some things that I do not like about it, and I am hoping that I can get those cleared up. I know that everyone is ecstatic about this. I will let you know how it is going. I am sure that at some point this will turn into a blog about me and not the website.

Sickness

This past weekend was not a good one for me. I felt horrible, and I am still not feeling well today. I did not even get to enjoy the labor day festivities. I could have made a brisket or something, but I did not feel like getting out of bed. It just put a rain cloud over everything.

I think that the worst is over, but you never know with me. I think that I have the worse immune system known to man.

Server moved…

The server has been moved to a new linux system. This should improve performance. I know that no one is really visiting this site, but if you happen to stumble across it. I hope that it loads faster for you.

Thanks.

Looking to move the server…

I am hosting this site from my personal computer, but I have another machine that is just sitting around to be honest. I am looking to run a Linux server on it because I have heard that it is way more powerful. I printed out the manual, and I am going through it to see how hard it is actually going to be. Who knows? I also need some parts for the machine that is sitting around. If you know anyone that has an extra rom drive or hard drive that they don’t need, tell them to send me an email. I don’t want to have to put up the cash for this thing. I mean part of the fun is that I am going this on my own by reading manuals and using forums. It is a lot of work, but I am getting enjoyment out of it. Maybe I can start Clardy Hosting Services? That will be for the future though. I just need to get this one running on a stable, hacker-free platform.