Archive for the ‘Blog’ Category

Slow Site

Last Friday (May 2), the data center where this site lives suffered a power fluctuation due to some tornado activity in the area. The actual outage (if there was even one) seemed to have been in the 5 minute ballpark based on various monitors. Apparently this somehow resulted in a routing problem resulting in some […]

Fun With Wordage v4

I haven’t redesigned this blog since 2005. As I mentioned recently, it was long overdue. It’s finally here. Some of the more notable changes: Much wider content area – The old design was optimized for 800×600 displays. It didn’t allow for anything much wider than 400px, meaning images often had to be cropped or scaled […]

5 Years

Despite this year actually knowing it was coming, it still sounds strange that I’ve had this site up and running for 5 years now. That’s a half decade. In all honesty when I started I didn’t expect it to last too long. I’ve had the domain for nearly 10 years. From Then To Now This […]

The Sound… Of Silence

I’m semi-quiet lately. A cold last week kicked my butt for pretty much the entire week. That’s always fun. I’m also working on some changes to this blog. It’s been a long time since that’s happened. Hopefully I’ll have it out of dev and running by the end of the month. As a result I […]

Popular Sequel Coming

I’ve been pretty quiet lately, but I’ve got a sequel to a very popular blog post coming in the near future… stay tuned 🙂 .

Site Outages

This and other sites of mine will experience a few outages this weekend as the servers move to a new temporary data center. Update: Server is snug in it’s new home. Will be moving again to a permanent new data center.

More Tweaks

Just made a few tweaks/upgrades that should improve performance around here. Let me know if anything is acting strange or broken. Every so often I tend to do these, most are very minor.

SafePasswd Secure Edition + Blog

As of yesterday SafePasswd.com is now suggesting passwords over SSL for better security. Seems like a good idea right? In other news, there is now a SafePasswd.com blog. The focus is quite simple. Bring better security to the masses. Check it out, add the feed to your favorite rss reader, bookmark it.

Site Backups And Bandwidth Fun

I keep regular backups of everything on this server just in case something happens. Recently I switched to a more automated and secure (PGP encrypted) solution for this blog due to it’s fast-paced nature. Just the critical stuff (database, media, templates). I choose PGP (implemented using GPG) since it’s easy, and I only have to […]

In The Pipes

I’ve got a couple of larger (more research/data) style blog posts in the works here. I’m hoping to post them shortly, once I get a chance to finish them. I’ve got to get a new schedule for posting around here. It’s happening more in bursts than I like.