It’s a couple steps forward and pair of steps back, all weekend. I get something going and it blows up in my face.
You know, that’s how it is when you’re makin’ it up as you go.
On the one hand I have my temporary domain (and again, thanks a million to the beautiful and talented Doxy for getting that set up on incredibly short notice, including mail forwarding and all.) That helps, now at least users won’t get an ugly error when they hit old page links. I’m seeing the hits already in my new sitemeter.
On the other, I still need a home. But we’re makin’ progress. Seth and I are building and installing like madmen, mySQL building as I type this. With that and php and perl all working, I can start thinking about getting movable type up and running.
Honestly though I’m not sure what I’ll do long term. I’m still pondering getting a linux machine of my own, though I’ll need some help figuring out what I need, hardware wise, for basic blog hosting for a number of users, and the cost might wind up being too much with a co-located server. I’d like to be in complete control of my own destiny (and of course, of yours); but I’m not sure if it’s worth the trouble.
I have quite the headache though, I’ll tell you, and I need a week off just to get this shit all nailed down. My weekend’s almost spent and I’m still far from having a working machine.
…and did I mention the complete makeover I gave my home office yesterday? I guess I have a reason to be exhausted. The room turns out to be twice as big as I thought, once I got all the fuckin’ crap up off the floor and onto a seven foot tall metro rack. Only, now that I can see how much stuff I have, I need to do something with all of it. Dumpster, I’m thinking. Free me from the tyranny of stuff!
Ah, my mysql build is done. That means I have to actually do something now, hence, I press the publish button.