We've been under the weather, no surprise. It seems like everyone has been.
There is something going around.
It is highly contagious. Amazingly contagious.
It has a short duration, spiking in a day with lesser relapses.
The major symptoms are sneezing, phlem, and fever the first day,
phelm and mild fever the second day,
and an amazing need to take a long nap.
Random shopping trivia:
SlickDeals - http://www.slickdeals.net, a daily list of things people found cheap. My recent purchases are both from Amazon.
Tote Bag + Long metal level + utility knife for $15 from Amazon. http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/guides/guide-display/-/2GX2IJ0EZTN0S
2 cheap Bill Blas button down shirts, $7 from Amazon. http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B0009OTGE8
An of course, http://www.woot.com, the junk of the day. Sometimes a good deal.
It's looking like a full week.
Monday: Play with MediaWiki, WordPress, and set up shell for a new account. Dinner with a friend at Sweet Tomatoes.
Tuesday: Took little A to Music Together class (and admire the franchise). Charity auction and friend's birthday dinner tonight.
Wednesday: Take little A and two neices for most of the day and evening. Brains will leak from ears.
Thursday: Finish PACT business plan. Dinner with extended family.
Friday: Clean up house paperwork. Dinner is J's company holiday party.
Saturday: Go to Linux InstallFest at Google to get Ubutnu running on the laptop. Friend's BDay party #2 that evening.
Sunday: Holiday cookie cooking party at our house. Sunday evening might even be open.
I'll be at coffee tonight at 7:30 at Coffee Society (Stevens Creek in Cupertino, Across from DeAnza College). Movie to follow.
Come, drink coffee.
Well, I admit to being clueless. I need to set up three domains in the near future.
What's the current model people use and recommend?
- put up a home Linux box on a DSL line.
Static IP still required? Patch daily? Favorite Distro?
- FriCoLo. Find a friend's closet. Use their firewall, IP, and your own box. SSH in.
Any friends volunteering? Distro? Any physical access requirements?
- Free/cheap hosting site that has point and click interface. Upload scripts after debugging locally.
- something else.
I want three sites. All are low to very low volume, have minimal (95% uptime) reliability requirements, and low technical requirements. The objective is to get 80% of what I want with 20% of the effort.
TrueGift.Com - Currently paying $25/month (yes, the rate from years ago). MySql + Perl + SSH/shell + email forwardubg services.
Personal Domain - Probably a MediaWiki, some quick pages, RSS feed, custom programs in Perl, JSP.
Auto charity domain - Crafted pages, collaborative updates, Wiki, RSS.
So, what's the current method? What do you use? What would you use if you were setting up now?
This piece of high culture popped into my head last night:
"I'm a little teapot, short and stout.
Here is my handle, here is my ... Pin?
Oh shit, I'm a grenade!"