this weekend, i met up with my old boss. we got caught up on each other’s lives and remininisced about the good old days. it was really good to be able to catch up with him and see how everything was going.

we then waxed philosophy about various things: career, dating, the future…you know, that sort of thing. and it was strange because even though i was looking for it from him, i had found great consolation in my conversation with him. some parts of the conversation made me sad, but overall, it was uplifting.

it’s interesting where one finds comfort in trying times, though. sometimes you need not seek it, it will just find you.

bad, bad server issues

so it turns out that i had some pretty bad server issues over the weekend and the amount of work that is required to get things back up and running is a little overwhelming.

i decided to take the opportunity to upgrade the server and start from scratch. yay…sort of. new version of linux, new database, new web server, new …well, everything. the problem is that i now have waaay too much data to upload if i wanted to upload everything that was on the server. but for now, i’m tarring up my web root to see how bad that’ll be. it’s taking FOREVER.

man…i wish that i had better backups. oh well. some of the auxilary sites are back on the site, but my stuff is just going to take forever. i’ve resigned to that. but i’m going to enforce some clean up for some of the users on my box. i’m not going to upload all this crap back if no one uses it. =P

it’s embarassing, but my old server was an AMD K6-2 333Mhz with 192MB of ram. i had forgotten how old that server was, but it was running my stuff just fine. the new server isn’t anything to write home about, but it’s a little bit faster.

i’ve also decided to switch to wordpress. the new version looks promising, and i was getting sick of pMachine, anyhow. the big question now is whether or not i write some kind of database import util to import the old blog entries into this one…decisions, decisions.

oh yeah, and this is the default theme for wordpress. not shabby, i guess…but i really need to design something new. looks like the next few weeks are going to be pretty busy…

oh yeah..and my email doesn’t work yet. dammit.