the network is the computer - John Gage
Introduction Many years ago I grew tired of my primary system doubling as my lab environment. A SysAdmin by trade, it meant regular breakage and rebuilding of my primary system as I tried out new things and ran through “what happens when I do this“ scenarios. Since I was treating my primary system like a server, it also meant that I fell into the trap of focussing so much on the knobs and dials of applications that I didn’t end up learning to actually use them, as a user.
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new host, new generator, new content
The Old Guard I have run this site on a wide swath of different platforms. Back in the late 1990’s I discovered Drupal, and it happily ran on that platform for many years. When their server melted down in 2005, I was fortunate enough to have some spare funds to chip in to the community effort to get new hardware.
That’s me there on the side. :)
I had a T1 run to my house for a few years (the whys and whatfors are a tale for a different post), and after that adventure was over I was starting to tire of managing a full blown CMS for a site that really was nothing more than a small, in size and traffic, blog.
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