The Rumors…

…of my blog’s death were exaggerated. A little bit. Maybe. If anyone actually tried to access it in the last week or so that it’s been offline.

We’ve been having intermittent trouble with our Internet access, but it’s been up most of the time. However, coincident with one of the outages, my Linux server seems to have lost its ability to communicate on the network. I fought with it for a while from a software perspective and pretty much determined that there was a good chance that it was a hardware problem.

Rather than chase the problem further, I’ve decide to simply move everything to my iMac and get rid of the Linux box. Marci wants to get rid of the old Windows box as well, which is probably a good idea as I don’t think it’s even working at present and sits unused. Santa brought Brittney a MacBook Air for Christmas (I don’t know what dirt she has on him; I should grill her about that.), so we now have three Macs. Since Marci pretty much uses her work laptop for everything, that will still leave enough computers for everyone.

Moving the blog over was fairly painless once I realized that my IP address had changed and I needed to get the DNS settings updated. It seems like everything is working pretty well. I have yet to move the other web services over, most notably my photo albums. Since the Linux box has no network access, moving data requires an external drive and I don’t have one large enough (and available) to move all of the images at once. Besides, I already have all of the originals in Aperture on the Mac, so I may just re-export the entire library. Or something.

  1. #1 by kapgar on January 13, 2012 - 3:21 pm

    You really need to give us a video tour of all the computer equipment in your house. Right now it sounds like you live in a telco closet.


    • #2 by Ren on January 13, 2012 - 5:27 pm

      Ha! It used to be worse as the Windows box that is upstairs was next to the iMac for a short time. Also, when I bring my work laptop home — which isn’t very often — it seems a bit like a command center.


  2. #3 by martymankins on January 17, 2012 - 2:38 pm

    Up until reading this post, I had forgot that you host your own site at your house. Do you use DynDNS?


    • #4 by Ren on January 17, 2012 - 3:27 pm

      I do, but I also have another domain registered with Wayne. I have to get him to manually update that one and it has a 24-hour TTL.

      I’ve also just realized that I don’t have my iMac configured to be able to send system email, so comment notifications and such aren’t working….


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