Where Will I Be?

That is the question. I don’t know. I do know that I will be working in California for two more weeks after this one. After that? Destination Unknown. There is a possibility that I will work from home which will be nice. I wouldn’t exactly know what to do… I’m so used to working away from home that I’d have to develop a whole new routine for working at home. I’m still hoping, though, that I get to go to Australia or Puerto Rico or some other exotic location. Who knows? It might actually happen…

New And Improved

Well, I’ve gone and done it. I have finished moving my site to a new server. Not Windows as I was attempting earlier, but the new version of Linux: Fedora Core 1. It’s running on a 1.4GHz machine with 512MB of RAM and lots more disk space. It’s a considerable improvement from the old SGI O2 I was running on before. While the old machine hasn’t failed me, I did need more space and speed was a bonus. So, now: enjoy the new site!

The Windows Project

Well, I have been attempting a platform change on my site. I had a nice, clean system running Windows Server 2003 and wanted to test the performance of the site with the PHP-based Gallery software and MovableType. Unfortunately, the project did not end well. The perfornamce was so bad, I had to give up. I could not get PHP to run quickly at all. Although, I may run one more test with a different version of the PHP script processor – instead of ISAPI, I’ll run it with CGI.

Of course, if I solve that problem there’s still the dificulty I have making MovableType work on Windows. I’d hate to have to change Blog programs mid-stream.

Well, I’ll let you know what happens.

Happy New Year!

Well, this is the first post of the new year and I hope everyone had as good a time as Laura and I did. We snuck away for this New Year’s celebration… but we didn’t go very far! We stayed at the new Hilton Americas-Houston in downtown. It is very nice! Beautiful architecture, clean rooms, nice staff… there were a few kinks, though. Some billing errors which have yet to be straightened out – yes: they didn’t charge me enough!

I’m being nice instead of my usualy finicky self: I’m pretty snotty about hotels [I recounted at least 57 Hilton-family hotels alone I’ve stayed in… ] but this one is new and the staff is not yet familiar with all the quirks of that hotel yet. So, I’m cutting them a break. The staff was wonderful about all the short comings of the hotel. The only problem we had with them was with room service on New Year’s day. We figure that there were so many people with hangovers ordering room service late in the morning, that they were at their wits end.

All in all, it was a wonderful experience. It felt strange to be ‘away’ in the town where I live, and the weather made that feeling more eerie. Fog came in on New Year’s Eve and blanketted the city. We could not even see the ground from out window. The city disappeared for us in a very real sense. But, it came back… ah, well.