Connectivity to the domain has been pretty good today. Hopefully, it will last. I also did some major changes to the server which could have denied access temporarily on several occasions in the last 2 hours. Everything should be up and running as normal. As always, I tend to miss things that are rather obvious. Please contact me about any problems that you may encounter with the domain and I will look into the issue.
My ISP and I are working on a solution to my connectivity issues. We discovered an extreme amount of interference hitting the Access Point in my immediate area and are currently working a solution around the problem. I also found out that my wireless telephone has the capability of totally locking up the Access Point. Needless to say, connectivity to the domain will be sporadic at best. Last night, the connection went down from around 11 PM until around 10 AM this morning and even though the connection is back [Continue Reading]
I must thank all spammers that attempt to confuse E-Mail filters by adding random characters to the end of a subject line. When this pathetic attempt at getting through to E-Mail users started, it annoyed me. However, after it became a "wide spread practice," I expanded my subject line column way out and scan only the end of the line. If it contains gibberish, it is gone. It has reduced the time I take to filter E-Mails considerably. More tips are located in my E-Mail Filtering Guide.
Warning: Highly opinionated Quick Rant to follow. I am one of the 50+ million users of the newly implemented "do not call registry" that the FCC has placed online. Even though "political organizations and charities" are excluded from such a list, I wish they were not. I can take abuse from those people attempting to make a buck, mainly because I can yell right back and not fear retaliation, but not from those "allowed" to harass me unregulated and are "providing a service to the community" like law enforcement. I [Continue Reading]
In round two of my domain optimization efforts, I cleaned up all of the CSS by deleting redundant or no longer required information. I also reduced the size of both images located on every page. Each time I modify my CSS, I tend to miss something. Sometimes, it is rather obvious. If you come across anything on the domain that "just does not look right," contact me and I will look into the issue. I initially changed the PayPal image source back to PayPal.com to reduce outbound traffic. However, when [Continue Reading]
Connectivity to the domain in the last several weeks has been poor, at best. My ISP is working the issue.
Diablo 2: LOD v1.10 has been released. Check the Arreat Summit for more details.
I have taken the News Server down.
I kind reader notified me of an issue that I have been working for some time. However, I did not realize the impact of it. What I saw happening was that IE was not parsing my custom Windows XP Services Registry File page properly and the display was slightly different than the rest of the domain. In fact, it caused further issues which resulted in it being very difficult (if not impossible) to cut and paste the resulting file into Notepad. I have fixed and tested the result and it [Continue Reading]
I took the web server down to configure my latest domain change. I have successfully installed a compression module for the web server to allow outbound traffic to be dynamically compressed. This will (and already has proven) effective at reducing my bandwidth consumption and greatly decreases page load time. For example, one of my most popular pages being Windows XP Services 411 also has the distinct pleasure of being one of the largest pages served. In an uncompressed state, the amount of data for the page being transferred over the [Continue Reading]