Move along, little web site

So, I decided that I did not like the performance of the site where I was hosting it, so I went over to Digital Ocean (referral link).

The process was pretty easy.  I used the native tools to back up the old site, then after using the ‘one-click install’ process over at DO, I used the import function to import the backup.  As an added bonus, the pictures and everything imported as well.   After a few checks, I updated DNS, and bam! Running on new host with better performance.  Easy-peasy.

Also, I have turned off any integration with Facebook as I feel that they have not been good stewards of the data they collect.

Welcome to the New Look

I have been running a bit of an experiment recently by using a Chromebook while not at home.  So far, it has been going fairly well with the exception that I cannot easily update this site.  So, I switched to something which lets me use the web to update.

I have all the posts moved over, but I will have to do a bit of cleanup around categories and move the photos over.  A lot of the older posts suffer from being imported into a few different blogging platforms, so that may take time.

Spring Showers?

Making it once a month, but I should do more..

Spring break is over, and now, we moving to the crazy season. With number 3 starting to play soccer (as is number 2), I am still coaching number 1 at volleyball. For those keeping score at home, that is 3 games a week on two days for 8 weeks. I might have time…

Why, hello there

Happy Leap Day!

Another month has gone by, and things have been busy. In addition to all the normal crazy that is life with kids, I have been elected to the kids pre-school board of directors. Now, the oldest two no longer go there, but the youngest will be there another year, any my term is three years, so there will be a bit of time when I will not have a kid there. They did ask me before, but that was years ago, and I was not in a position to be able to do that back then.

In other, but more geeky, news, February saw me running FreeBSD as my OS for the month. There was only one thing in which I needed Linux for, and it was something I know I could do under FreeBSD, but I had not set up my machine to run that program yet. Will I keep it up? Probably, although the lack of supported sleep on the current laptop, an Acer C720 Chromebook, is a major downer. I may need to see if I can do something about it, as it appears to work fine under Linux.

A Christmas Present for you

Happy Christmas day for those who celerbate, and happy Friday for those who don’t.

I have added two new links to the sidebar. The first is just a link to my privacy statement. No big deal…I don’t store stuff, and I don’t collect stuff. Simple.

The other is to a local photo gallery which I will try to remember to update as I get more interesting pictures to share.

Here is to 2015 being almost over.

Halloween

Another month gone by. But, at least the weather is getting better.

The commute is still a drag, but at least I get a chance to listen to some good technology talks which makes things better.

On the firewall front, a new slim SSD and we are back up and running. At some point, I need to find the time to finish some tasks on the network to make things run smoother overall.

Random thoughts

Another month, another post.

Life is going. School is back in session, and the crazy has started. The commute still sucks, and not getting as much done in the personal world sucks, too.

And, to top it all off, the weather turned to Fall (Yeah!), but my motorcycle has a short in a switch (Boo!)

Need to fix it.

But, on the plus side, the firewall is back up and running.

And the Firewall goes POP

For some reason, we have had a bit of power issues around the house recently. No big deal, just enough to cause non-UPS computers to reboot. Well, one of them was the firewall (the UPS on it pop a while back, and I just have not gotten around to replacing it). But, it would not come back the last time. Drag a it over to a monitor and have a look at the console. No HD. Nuts. On a backup solution until the new SSD to replace the dead (non)spinning rust shows up.