Mon Dec 19, 2005
We’re back from a wonderful weekend with family. I’m trying to get bits and pieces of things done from home, since I have way too much to do here. Jack just called from the new co-lo center to tell me he got my old server installed. For the past 6 years or so JanesGuide has run off of one little G4 Macintosh, the only one in the Flying Crocodile colo center. If, btw, you are looking for adult hosting I still recommend them most highly. They did a great job for me for years, the only reason I finally moved things was to have them closer to home when a technical glitch happens. Liz is the person to talk to there if you’re looking, she’s wonderful.
Anyhow, last week I finally stopped by there to pick up the old server. I ran into an old friend who works there, and he mentioned that for old times sake I really should put something up on the old server. He’s right, so now it’s just getting it started again and deciding what to put there.
I thought maybe I should put up some sort of archive with bits and pieces of the past of JanesGuide and/or my now defunct personal site. Although I have to tell you, if you’re fairly new here the original 1997 version of Janesguide was – well, not much to look at compared to now. I was on the learning curve of teaching myself any kind of graphics and html.
When Jack called though, he mentioned how amazingly fast the server was. Basically, now I have a 4-server apache backend, and it still doesn’t truly keep up with the old one. The big thing is stability, the old server crashed from several times a day to, at best, once a week. For the past 3 years I’ve been “on-call” 24/7 for server outtages. Speed is important, but I have to say I like the peace of mind of knowing it’s not going to crash the minute I am out of town.
K, so this was going to be just a quick entry, I didn’t mean to ramble on about boring stuff like server issues. I guess that’s just what was on my mind… :)