So many years have passed.

I’ve just been reading over this old blog that I set up in 2011. It was just prior to me heading to the United States to get married. It is now 2018, and I’m still married. We have moved house recently and I’m now living in the country.

Some things never seem to change. I’m still a tech enthusiast. I’m typing this out on a Linux operating system. One thing that has changed is the arrival of a cryptocurrency. It has become a big part of my life over the past two years. In 2016 I started buying Bitcoin and that led me onto the exchanges and a whole world of crypto was opened up to me.

So I thought I would write a post on here again. Hell! I might even start writing regularly.

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Winding back on GoDaddy.

I’ll probably be moving back to this blog after hosting my blog on Godaddy for quite some time. I can’t say I didn’t like GoDaddy. I think I’ve more outgrown it. I wanted to use imap for my email at GoDaddy and started to look into it and found they were going to nickel and dime me for enabling imap in my email plan. That for me was the moment when I decided to make the move. I started to plan on running my own imap email server and that lead me to Linode and I’m having a lot of fun setting up my linode and running a vps with full control. I don’t want to pay for GoDaddy and Linode, so GoDaddy is getting retired as my hosting provider. Long live Linode! So long and thanks for all the fish, as they say. 🙂

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Creedence Clearwater Revival – Long As I Can See The Light

This song means so much to me. I sang this song to some of my family and friends one night as I was about to leave my country of birth, in Australia, to live a new life in the USA.  It’s also one of my very favorite CCR songs.

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Got some webspace.

It’s taken me a long time to get here, but I’ve finally got some webspace of my own to play with.  I’ve signed up with under the 4GH Shared hosting plan.  I’m fairly imressed, but also disappointed with some aspects.  Being my first web hosting purchase I had greater expectations for the freedom I would have.  It goes to show that you just can’t beat a dedicated box of your own for hosting.

The webspace has enabled me to play around with some nice software though, including WordPress.  So far I’ve set up a fairly simple index page, a gallery of photos using Gallery, a Wikimedia wiki, a Joomla cms and WordPress.  That’s enough toys for me to play with today.

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