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. 🙂
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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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 GoDaddy.com 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.
I’ve spent the afternoon using Kompozer in attempt to bring out some sort of creative ability that might be buried inside me. At least I hope I have some creative ability. So far I am wrestling with a lot of simple stuff, like finding fonts that I like, font sizes, colors and alignment of images. I’ve got as far as setting up an nginx web server which I can then use sftp to upload my website files. Just for fun I got hold of a free hostname from DynDNS. My stumbling beginnings can be witnessed at http://mustard.dyndns-web.com
(link out of date now)
I’ve been getting into a little project of installing gentoo this week. My reason for doing so is to learn some more about the linux operating system and how it works. I’ve learnt a lot through my arch linux experience. I knew gentoo would take me on a more in depth journey.
At the moment I’ve got X11 windows up and I’m using the Awesome tiling window manager, Chromium browser and Rox.
I couldn’t find an ebuild for Wuala, so I’m going to install that in my ~/wuala as a local install.
I would have to say that I’m learning more about my impatience and laziness than I am about linux and Gentoo. I can’t be bothered reading to much documentation. I’m not organising my USE flags at all. I’m plonking them all in make.conf and thinking about fixing it all up later.