New and Shiny

My new PC has arrived! I spent a fair chunk of time last night un-installing the supplied software, and installing my preferred choices and all in all it’s pretty darn sleek, fast and quiet. Still a few things to tweak and tinker with but, by and large, it’s all setup how I like it. I’m still using Windows, XP not Vista, and I’m still with DELL as the past 5 and half years have been largely hassle free. Of course I’ve future proofed things as much as I could (plus they had a double RAM offer, although that now seems a little ludicrous..). For the geeks then: Intel Viiv Core 2 Duo Processor (2.4GHz, 1066MHz, 4MB) Dual Channel DDR2 677MHz …

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Not Planned

I’m a planner. I plan. It’s what I do. But sometimes things happen and plans need to be adjusted. I received a somewhat alarming email from 34sp, an ISP I use for a couple of sites I run, including this one. Apparently a couple of my sites were hacked recently. I don’t visit the sites in question very often so it wasn’t something I noticed, although as they were both only ‘down’ for a few hours I seriously doubt that anyone else noticed either. Thankfully both sites have now been restored to their previous state. Of course this mean that I’ll need to change my FTP passwords and review my internet security in general. I very much doubt that my …

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Temperance

March already, doesn’t time fly. Actually that’s a bit of a worry as March is going to be a VERY busy month for me, and I’d much rather that time helped out as much as possible by slowing itself to a crawl. I’ve already mentioned most of the things I’ll be working on in March although two of those projects are, at this moment, shrouded in mystery. One of the projects will remain that way, but the other will be given a little more depth on Friday, so do drop by as it may interest you. Site News Apparently the ISP that hosts this site, and many others, had a few problems yesterday. So don’t worry, you didn’t break my …

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Moving address

*Sniff… It is with great… *sniffle… emotion, that I … *sniff… Oh, OK, not THAT kind of moving address. I’m moving email address. One of the first services I signed up for (in 1996 I think) was a Bigfoot email forwarding account. I’ve got two accounts with them, one forwarding to my home account, one to my work account. This meant that for many years I could give people the same address no matter my ISP or job location. Unfortunately the spammers have caught up with Bigfoot and discovered the @bigfoot.com suffix, and the number of spam emails I am receiving is rising rapidly week after week. Bigfoot are trying to do something about it but they haven’t made any …

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Error

My ISP has been updating it’s backend servers and services. I know this is a geeky thing, but I now have control over my own error messages!! 404 403 & 500. Sigh… Simple things… Ohhh and in case you wanted to know… 403 = Forbidden, 404 = Not Found, 500 = Internal Server Error More Info…

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Emotional surfing

A bit stiff this morning, but not as bad as I thought I’d be, survived the extertion quite well considering. Pushing on with re-design, and WILL get ISP sorted out this weekend. I feel strangely excited in anticipation of the next couple of months, not sure why though. Work wise I see a few changes, but as I’ve been waiting on THOSE changes for about 6 months they are hardly going to leap up and suprise me, now are they? Maybe I’m just being unusually upbeat about the New Year. Maybe it’s because I’m changing bad habits a little (despite numerous suggestions that you shouldn’t A: Make any New Years Resolutions B: Resolve to change a bad habit, instead pick …

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Wednesday

Wednesday. 5-a-side tonight, then home without disturb my S.O.’s viewing of Smallville (I’ll catch a repeat later on). Wednesday. And I’ve still not phoned my ISP. Wednesday. And all the pain of Monday night is ebbing away. You’ll get through it J, I know you will.

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New Something

So first day back at work. Still the same gripes and moans… none of which I’m going into in case someone from work reads this and thinks I’m trying to undermine things, ohh and if someone from work IS reading this, come and sit in on one of the project meetings, they’re a barrel of laughs! Still not switched ISPs, will be phoning my new ISP tonight, and getting that end sorted out. Then I need to finish the re-design I’m still playing with, and then I need to shift this site, and two others to the new ISP, and get all the links and pointers sorted out… Oh and update the other two sites I maintain, as I’ve not …

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