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...

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...

My Woot Bag of Crap!

So, after a couple years of trying really hard to get a mythical Woot Bag of Crap, and cursing every time the stupid server of theirs would go down the instant the bag of crap came up for purchase, I’d given up hope.  But, a few weeks back there was a Woot off, and I was sitting in my office, and I saw that the current item ( a wireless mouse ) was sold out, so I hit refresh to see what the next item was, and HOLY SHIT IT’S THE BAG OF CRAP. ORDER! ORDER! ORDER! Except I was pretty sure I’d missed it again, since I did manage to enter in my CVC code for my credit card, and hit the confirmation button, but then the page timed out, so I was dejected. Except about 15 minutes later I saw that a bag of crap had appeared in my “Order...

The things I think about, sometimes…

While driving down to Gilroy, taking some out of town visitors to the Gilroy Outlet malls because that’s where they wanted to go, and listening to the “3+ stars rated songs” on the iPod, I remembered a line from some Tolkien novel I read long, long ago. Since I’m terrible with quotes, and am probably misremembering it, I’ll paraphrase: “And so came to an end the age of the Elves and began the age of Man.” It’s near the end of the third book, the last book, after the bad guy has been defeated, and the hero has been crowned king, and the hobbits find their way back to their homes. Which, assuming that I’m actually remembering the quote somewhat accurately, and given that it’s been years since I read it, an...

Bastards!

I’ve just learned that sometime back in February someone hacked into this site, and added stuff to some of my posts which directed to sites that tried to load malware onto folks’ computers. I think I’ve cleaned it up, but… f*cking spammers and hackers. You’re giving the internet a bad name.

Apparently, I haven’t been wrong about what I saw these last five years…

I swear, for the past five years, I’ve thought that although I got up early enough on September 11th, 2001, I couldn’t have been up early enough to actually see the second tower fall.  In the mornings, back then, after I got up I’d turn on Fox News ( because Fox News made me angry and that helped me wake up ).  I would have been up around 7:15am, or so, which would be 10:15am in New York, and the second tower fell at about 10:30am there.  The TV hadn’t been on more than about 30 seconds or so when it fell — I’d just turned it on, and wasn’t sure whether what I was seeing was a commercial, or a movie and I’d mistuned the tv, or what.  It woke me up pretty fast, though. I mention this because that was the start of a...