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March 09, 2005

Park place DSL goes off-line

    We lost the DSL connection today, but the phone compney says the black-out period shouldn't last byond Monday.  The Indigo Dragon sits happly under the couch in Pluvius's basement, quietly serving

March 06, 2005

Graphic card upgrade

    Not since 2001 when the White Dragon was born have we upgraded the video card. But, questioning proformance improvements, we decided to buy from Pluvius a Radeon 9600 with 128 MB. It's a bit of a step up from the nVidia Geforce 2 w/ 32 MB. We also have video capture, which we confermed can capture directly to MPEG-4 with MP3 audio. So I don't really have any more excuses not to convert the 8mm video tape to digital ;)

March 03, 2005

DSL changes taking place.

    The DSL setup at Park Place is undergoing change, and a temporary server is being setup with Pluvius to handle  The phone lines are getting changed over to a new name, and due to their system, it means we have to get the current line shut-off and the new line connected.  Due to the possibility of downtime, Pluvius has agreed to host with his connection while the change takes place.

December 27, 2004

PHP 5.0.3 installed

    We had to build PHP with support for GMP for an encryption project, so decided to update to 5.0.3.

December 18, 2004

IP address change

    It's been a long while (like, since June of 2002) since we've been assigned a new IP address.  But, we now have a new one.  All primary domains *should* be functional, with a few we don't control being switched over as soon as their respective operators get the message.

November 24, 2004

Apache updates

   The Indigo Dragon took the show for awhile while we compiled Apache 1.33, mod_ssl 2.8.22, and OpenSSL 0.9.7e.  It's been quite awhile since we've updated Apache and before we did it I wanted to be sure we had a backup server.

November 06, 2004

Power system revisions

    Updates to the power distribution system for the server array are made, including an additional UPS, wiring updates and cable organization.

November 04, 2004

Indigo-Dragon becomes functional backup system

    The Indigo-Dragon, after a lot of work, now has a fully functional setup capable of backing up  A lot of work went into compiling/installing all the necessary software, but we now have all the steps covered and results are good.
    Having a backup server is nice for a number of reasons.  We can now shutdown the White-Dragon for hardware updates-- something we just don't do these days.

November 01, 2004

Record setting October traffic

    A 23,105 visitors toatling 478,556 hits, making dwarfing our highest previous record of 260,961 hits ( August of 2004) and 8,153 visitors (March of 2004).  Most of the traffic came to the page about my sleeping quarters which was requested by 17,697 visitors-- 79.3% of everyone that showed up.

October 30, 2004

New router takes over

    We've repleaced the DI-704 router with a DI-624.  The new router adds wireless, more port mappings-- badly needed.  Everthing looks to be running as expected.