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Anybody got a time machine?

December 10, 2007 11:20 AM

I really would like to go back 6 months and start again. Either that or stretch the current moments out so I can get things done.

There’s just too much to do and not enough time...

We’re still looking for a house but some good friends gave me some good advice concerning the wiring on the one house so I’m keeping that in mind.

Another good friend reminded me not to jump into buying a house in any rushed way - good advice that. A third one reminded me that I have at least 30 days if not a little longer to find something before the pre-qual expires. Lastly a good friend reminded me that if it’s the right house it’s the right house regardless of what order you found it in.

It’s nice to have good friends. :-)

I just wish I was able to draw this process out a bit but we just don’t have the time. I suppose I could try again to get a firm date out of my friendly homeowner as to when exactly they want to be back in their house but I guess that feels like I’m pushing them and I don’t want that. I have a good relationship with them despite some past bumps.

The water softener seems to be working like a charm. Not a sign of rust on the tub after I cleaned it off but I’m still going to wait another couple of weeks before I call that one a “Done”.

Looks like I managed to get my webserver transitioned without too much trouble. (*cough*bastardlything*cough*) Anyway it seems to be doing all the things I need it to do right now so all I need to do is move DNS to the new box and I can turn off the old box. That’ll drop my electric bill a tiny amount and move me closer to hosting everything on two boxes. One for web/chat/dns services and one e-mail server.

Point in fact moving DNS to the new server should be as easy as getting BIND installed on it and then copying the files/directories over. In theory that should “just work”. But then I can’t count the times something that “just worked” for other people didn’t for me. :-(

Regardless if I can drop it down to the two servers, the Vaxstation, the firewall, the wireless, and the switches that should reduce my electric bill quite a bit. I’ve already dropped it a bit by putting CF bulbs in certain places and turning off desktops/laptops when not in use. We’re back down to $160/month which is quite good for a geek in a big house.

The list of things to do keeps getting longer while the time to do them keeps getting shorter...what’s up with that?




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