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[Feb. 3rd, 2013|07:01 am]
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Huzzah! The Quarterly Install -- the deployment of new releases of many of the Whale's products -- went off with no phone call to me last night. Huzzah, huzzah.

My old blogs and my website at my domain name have been offline for a week as the (mac mini) server they were running on was shipped to our home. Christine set up the machine on our network last night, and so i am slowly porting content to an Amazon bucket. Hacking the old html and getting them up onto Amazon feels like spring cleaning. I'll be ready for "positioning myself" once i figure out what i'm trying to do.

I just mentioned jojoland rhythm yesterday but didn't explain why the yarn is so special. It's a four ply yarn where the colors shift: the yarn might start as a three strands of blue green with a strand of wheat, then shift to a strand of wheat, two of russet, and one of blue green, then a russet, a blue green, and two purple blues ... These shifts go over many many yards, so there might be four or five shifts in a hundred yard ball -- but there are dozens of color combinations in the color pattern! Each ball doesn't necessarily have all the colors. We picked this colorway for the red: i don't think any of the balls i got have the red in them.

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[User Picture]From: da_lj
2013-02-03 08:19 pm (UTC)
My old blogs and my website at my domain name have been offline for a week as the (mac mini) server they were running on was shipped to our home. Christine set up the machine on our network last night, and so i am slowly porting content to an Amazon bucket. Hacking the old html and getting them up onto Amazon feels like spring cleaning. I'll be ready for "positioning myself" once i figure out what i'm trying to do.

Huh. I'm curious. See, I've been putting off doing something similar for a long while. I've got the mac mini stashed under my desk, serving the data from my tiny little servers to the world through our cable-modem, and a router that will fix the dyndns info if our IP ever changes...

The way I've been thinking is:

pluses: <$3/mo. for power, no incremental cost for bandwidth or CPU usage; I don't have to worry about AWS outages or some yahoo deciding to mirror something off my site costing me $oodles...

Minuses: I've got a whining little piece of electronics to occasionally babysit (we've had a few power-outages as the workmen do stuff on our building's terrace - where they don't come and reset our breaker.) Home internet has gone down a few times in the last six months; not a huge problem but my Meeting's website is on here...

How much are you paying for yer amazon bucket, might I ask?...
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[User Picture]From: gurdonark
2013-02-04 02:59 am (UTC)
I'm glad the install went well. that yarn sounds cool, like a song without refrains but with recurrent themes.
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[User Picture]From: elainegrey
2013-02-06 08:32 pm (UTC)
That musical analogy seems quite appropriate.
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