Well, I thought
I was going to install Niki’s new hard drive tonight, but she has the flu so
I became Nurse Mike for the evening. Went to the BiLo and got a 4 pack of Chicken
Noodle soup for her and a can of potato for me. Heated the thing up and made
her eat. It’s neat to see someone get better just from eating a meal. Mixed
her some TheraFLU and went home.
My uncle left a
Compaq Deskpro at my house to look at. It’s his girlfriend’s machine. From their
description, it was a Windows error. Booted it up, and noticed that it booted
like it was all original. I’ve worked on a few dozen of this model and and over
a hundred of the previous models. It lost it’s command.com. Ran out of time
tonight to look at it, so I’ll sneak a peak when I get home Wednesday. These
computers came with Bigfoot drives that notoriously scrambled the hard drive
when the power was cut in Windows or just unplugged. I’m worried that I might
have to shoot this thing before I’m done.
I’m looking at
another hosting company for this site. I like the guys I deal with now, but
I need ASP support. I can get it cheap, but I might have to actually spend more
than I have budgeted. I have some programs that I want to implement on mkelley.net,
but I’m unable simply because they don’t have ASP or POP email outbound.
I’m also looking
at actually paying for ISP service again. I want to run QNX on a system here,
but Lycos and NetZero
only allow Windows or Macs. I know there are some Linux hacks around on the
net, but I don’t have the time to futz converting those to QNX.. I’ve been on
Bluelight’s free ISP service and actually do like it now. I might have to since
1stup is no more. I can still use Free Lycos, but I know it’s days are numbered.
I have 3 different services at home: Lycos, Bluelight, and NetZero. I used NetZero
for a while and actually liked Lycos better. Netzero, at the time, wouldn’t
let you dock the bar at the top without hiding the address bar in the browser.
Bluelight had a slow interface and Lycos seemed to get out of my way better.
Now I might have to look at Bluelight or NetZero closer.
Linux anyone? I’m
in the process of downloading PPCLinux for the mac clone. I am in the mood to
try it again, since the home network will be rebuilt soon…or real soon now.
To go back to the earlier topic, if I could I would try to host the site from
my home, but I do not have the connections nor the money for a fat pipe. I would
have no problems with servers, I have Win2k available and I could use the Eudora
email server for the mac clone, leave the MacOS on it instead of PPCLinux,
and I have an old box that would be great as a firewall, _Linux is already
installed_. SO my real cost would only be time, the line and the DSL modem,
cable modem or the fiber connection for the T1 line. I seriously doubt
that I could use a cable modem, so that leaves the T1 and DSL in my sights.
DSL isn’t in my neighborhood so a T1 is what’s left. Those are too rich for
me, right now. I’m moving in February, so maybe I’ll be near a DSL connection.
Too many things to think about. TMI TMI TMI