Why, yes, I do use dreamhost for all my hosting services

I’ve used dreamhost.com for many years to run the vast “Keith Stattenfield” web empire.  Last I checked, I had about 70 domains hosted there, almost none of which get any appreciable amount of traffic.  For a while I used a VPS for some hosts I was more interested in making sure ran well; as it turned out that was much more trouble than it was worth ( and pricier ), and they actually performed worse in many cases than the same sites on shared hosting, but live and learn. If you too would like to be on dreamhost.com, feel free to use either of these promo codes — KEITHPROMO1 or KEITHPROMO2.  The first one get you $97 off the first year’s services ( if you sign up for a year ), and I get nothing.  The second one...

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Time for my annual "Please give money to charity to motivate me to exercise" event!

ХудожникHi-ho, ( SUMMARY: Donate to my bike ride for charity; and then read the wacky letter below. ) As many of you know, in keeping with the traditions of my people, each spring I do something incredibly stupid. It’s what brought my forefathers and foremothers across the ocean ( “Look, dear — the snow is mostly gone. Let’s get in leaky boat and sail for points unknown!” ). Back in college, I and few friends decided to head south for some sun — but, eschewing the popular spots like Florid( “too many bikinis” ) and the South Padre Islands ( “too many Texans” ), we decided to head for the Grand Canyon. “It’s grand! It’s canyon!” And,...

Apparently I’m really bad at blogging

Художник in that I seem to get about one or three things posted a year. *sadness* I do post a fair amount of, well, like to Twitter.  You can tell I’m lying on Twitter if it’s exactly 140 characters in length.  Or, if I’m saying something on Twitter. Life, for me, goes on.  I’m still crazy busy with everything I’m trying to do.  Other than Cinequest, I don’t think I’ve seen a movie in a theatre ( or, even, on television at home ) in a year or so. I will be biking again for Tour de Cure, up in Napa, so I’ guess I’ve got to get around to emailing all my friends begging for money for...

I’m again doing something stupid for charity

Hi-ho all, ( EXECUTIVE SUMMARY FOR FOLKS WHO HATE TO READ STUFF:  I’m riding against diabetes again; please donate! ) As many of you know, last spring I bought a ludicrously expensive bicycle in order to guilt myself into riding it and getting exercise so that I would lose weight and not die.  And, figuring that I needed all the motivation possible, I signed up for and did a 25 mile bike ride up in Napa for diabetes (1).  I sent out this request for donations because that’s what you do, and many of you were quite generous. I’ve mentioned that my father was diagnosed with diabetes a few years ago, and it took a year or so for them to figure it out and then get him onto some drugs & diet to get it under control, and later my...

Who I’m voting for…

As some of you know, I’m somewhat involved in the community around here. For likely the first time in my life I actually know everyone running for my local city council races ( and most of them folks in the school board races ).  Right off the top I’ll say that I think everyone running for city council is eminently qualified, and no matter who wins I think we’ll have good folks representing us.  So, in case anyone cares, here’s my thoughts on the races: 1. Mayor of Santa Clara: Jamie Matthews and Chris Stampolis I’ve known Chris Stampolis for a number of years, originally through working together on the crew of Democratic TV and since then on a variety of activities because we both live in Santa Clara.  When I was interested in...

Logical Conclusions

So, if Republicans are correct and lowering tax rates always leads (in the long term) to the government taking in more revenues than it would have at the higher tax rate, isn’t the logical conclusion that the tax rate should be 0 and that would lead to the government taking in the most possible tax revenue. Although I wonder who would be paying those taxes if the tax rate actually was 0%.