Sunday, December 31, 2006

New Year's Eve

… actually, the morning of New Year's Eve …

I'm sitting here, thinking about how great the last couple of days have been, not to mention the last 19 months.

TWIL is upstairs getting ready for this afternoon, and tonight. {I only got ready a few minutes ago, we slept late. I'm not sure what we are going to be doing this afternoon, but tonight we are going to be going over to visit friends. Then we will be coming back and welcoming in the new year with The Sprout and TWIL's mother.

I hope you all have a good, safe, and joyous night.

Happy New Year!

I'll be back in a day or two with my resolutions, and a follow up on one I made last year.

Thursday, December 28, 2006

Working again...

OK, so the transition from hosting to forwarding didn't go very smoothly. In fact, my domain was down for 3 or 4 days during the process. But everything should be up and working fine now.

I just hope I didn't miss any important email while while my domain was down.


Also, I am back at work after spending almost a week, including Christmas, with TWIL and The Sprout. During that time I barely sat in front of a computer, which was fine with me.

I hope everyone had a good holiday, which ever {if any...} you choose to celebrate.

I also hope that I didn't lose my readers {reader?} during the switch over. I guess I'll find out...

Monday, December 18, 2006

On Leaving My Own Hosting...

I have had, and been paying for, domain hosting for quite a while now. That hosting has been used to host this blog, with plans for so much more that I was going to do with it.

It hasn't worked out that way. I have my blog, but nothing else has worked out.

I spend all day staring at a computer screen, mainly developing and designing web applications, and by the time I get home I don't want to do any more of that. In fact, even during my breaks at work I get up and walk away from the computer as much as possible. So I didn't get much time to work on my own site.

So, the only thing I use my hosting for is this blog.

I used the space for transferring large files form one place to another, but now I have a 2GB USB drive that I use instead.

Further, looking at my site, on my own hosting, does nothing but remind me of all the things I "should" be doing with it. Working on the template, the CSS, etc. and I get so wrapped up in that I don't post as much as I'd like.

Therefore, I have decided to give up hosting my own domain and to use the free hosting that Blog*Spot provides. This will save my some money, which will be put towards something else. But more than that, it should allow me to let go of the thoughts about what I "should" be doing, and let me just take the time to post. {Although I'll probably spend time tweaking one of the standard templates.}

My hosting is already paid for the next couple of weeks so I will not be rushing the move, but it will be happening before the end of the month.

I'll make sure the current URL {} forwards to the new URL.

Saturday, December 09, 2006

The "Votes" are in...

Ricardipus has expressed an interest in hearing my reasons for moving to Blog*Spot, and since he is the only one who commented {He is often the only one who comments...} he will get to hear...

But not today...

today I am with TWIL and The Sprout. I am taking a couple of minutes to make a quick post while TWIL is in the shower and The Sprout is doing her homework. But we are going to be spending the day doing things together so I don't have long.

I believe we are going to be putting up more Christmas decorations and making some cookies. i don't know what else is on the agenda for this afternoon, but I'll let you know.

I am also going to try work harder on posting at least once in any calendar week. Although I still don't know what those posts will be about.

So sometime between in the next week you will see at least a post about why I am moving to Blog*Spot. You will also see one about what I know {so far} I will, and will not, be writing about.

Feel free to post a comment with any suggestions on topics, any questions you would like answered, or just to let me know you are reading.

Time to make the cookies...