The harddrive for the shared host the runs leonatkinson.com crashed today sometime after 8AM.Â HE.NET got the Web server and mail server back up in a few hours.Â As of 3PM, they’ve just got the database back online.Â Naturally, it makes me think about looking at other hosts.Â I’ve been with HE.NET since 1998, but with how competitive the market for hosting is, I bet I can get more for less money.
I will be wandering around at LinuxWorld in San Francisco tomorrow.Â I’ll be shamelessly wearing a Clear Ink T-Shirt.
Henry is now 7lbs 8oz
Our little guy is now 7 pounds and 8 ounces!Â It’s really incredible.Â He’s gained two pounds in less than three weeks.Â You can see in this picture that he’s starting to get a little chubby from all the momma milk.Â It’s great!
OS X is Dead
Steve Gillmor likes to talk about MS Office being dead. I’m ready to say OS X is dead, shambling dead, but still dead. Once the Mac hardware switch to Intel, it’s just too easy to run Windows. In the end, dual-booters will find themselves hanging out in Windows more often than not. The story will be, “I like the look of Apples and I need reliable hardware for this messed up Microsoft OS.” Nevermind that Apple has had a series of hardware goofs in the past year.
Check out this story about how a Microsofty ran presentation about Vista and Office 7 using Vista running on a Mac laptop. Then check out Cory Doctorow’s annoucement that he’s switching to Ubuntu. Cory admits to being an Apple fanboy. When people like him publicly switch, it tends to inspire a lot of people. And it usually means that the smartest people already connected the dots a year before.
I’ve recently switched my desktop machine at work to Ubuntu after running Dapper on a little Dell laptop for four or five months. After I figured out that I could run Meeting Maker under WINE, I only had to wait for client work to ease off to make the switch. Nearly everything just works. I have an ATI video card, which is less convenicent than one from nVidia. nVidia play nicely with the open source crowd. Anyway, it’s a minor annoyance and kind of fun to play around with.