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June 25, 2003

Loss of power at Park Place

    Around 6:00pm today, we lost power for a good 20 minutes, but continued to serve webpages.  The UPS had no problem delivering power though the downtime caused by the electrical storm outside.  Due to the temperature outside, the Black Dragon was taken off-line for the power outage since the air conditioner was unable to run.  The Dragon's Den really gets warm quickly in the summer without air conditioning.

June 24, 2003 breaks 100,000 hits in a single month

    At noon today, we broke 100,000 hits for the month of June.  An average of 4,000 hits a day is more hits per day than in the month of July of last year.  We've grown some :)

June 20, 2003

Some pictures of Que and our setup

    It doesn't look like I've been doing much, but actually I've been making good progress on the PHP/MySQL system I want to use for photo gallery's.  It's not quite ready yet, but close enough to run a pictures page for  It's kind of A LOT OF WORK!

June 05, 2003

Contact page redone using PHP and CGI

    The contact page system was revised to use PHP.  It makes it much easier to display errors and also gives you the option to post your message using SSL encryption.  I still had to use CGI to send the e-mail.  PHP has e-mail stuff built in, but I couldn't get it working.  It's okay though, the CGI system still works fine.

May 30, 2003

PHP and MySQL moved to White Dragon

    The setup of MySQL went smooth.  PHP took a bit to get it into Apache, but both are now running on the White Dragon.  Our by line now read: "Apache/1.3.27 (Unix) PHP/4.3.2 mod_ssl/2.8.14 OpenSSL/0.9.6a".

May 29, 2003

PHP and MySQL used to create profile pages

    Today we dug into PHP and MySQL again and produced some PHP file to take over the Garage profiles pages.  We had spent a day or two working with MySQL before this, learning the basics of SQL commands.  Now, we work on the PHP side and created a script that basically allows entries to be viewed, added, edited and removed from the database.  And wow, how easy.  Quite painless.  But then again, getting information in and out of a database should be no problem for MySQL!  Hey, we did it though.
    The test server runs on the Black Dragon, using MySQL 4.0.3, PHP 4.3.1 and BRS WebWeaver.  We proxyed it with the White Dragon at  So far, everything looks good.
    Our next task will be installing these system on the White Dragon.  That means the MySQL, PHP and the Apache Mod.

May 21, 2003

So what's been going on this past month?

    Well, with the Linux server up and running the web side of life, we've been working on web sites more then the server side of life.  We've written a few CGI script for some of our website's, including a "wall" (super quick guestbook), a simple guest book and some photo gallery scripts (of various flavors).  With that happening, we haven't done too much with the server hardware-- the Linux box "just works" for now.  He serves web pages, has network access, and that's good enough for now.  We've got more things to do on that server, but it'll happen when it happens :)
Stuff we've worked on this month: - E-mail script on contact page - E-mail script on contact page, added more music and picture changes - Tons of work.  This site basically just came to life. - Added picture gallery script and more cleanup
   PHP and MySQL work - We've been trying to learn PHP and MySQL in hopes of adding some really cool database image gallerys to our websites.

May 20, 2003

ISP has 3 hours of down time, but we're okay now

   Our ISP, TDS metrocom, when down for 3 hours at starting about 11:30pm yesterday.  It was probably due to the fairly strong electrical storm we were having.  This is the first bit of down time we've had in probably 8 months, so we're not complaining.  Everything is back and running prime again.