I’ve been incredibly busy these past six weeks or so since my last entry.
I moved in early May to a new apartment much closer to work. I covered that mostly in my last entry. The new job is going fantastically; I’m really enjoying it. I’m building some professional relationships which I’m sure will last a lifetime.
I’ve gotten more into stock trading, too. I’m currently sitting at almost 100% all-time gain, with my flagship stock, SPNG, sitting at nearly 200% gain across all positions (one position is at 1200%!).
In mid-May, BigVPS, my VPS provider, had a five day outtage after some serious problems occurred after a datacenter migration. I didn’t lose anything but a little hair in the mess, though. During the fray, however, I signed up for a VPS with FSCKvps, a VAserv company. Just a few days ago, VAserv was hit by a massive outtage with data loss after a serious bug in HyperVM, the VPS management software the company uses, was exposed. My server was unaffected, but there are others who have lost everything.
The whole incident taught me a lesson which I have yet to act upon. I need to be more vigilant in my backup policies.
Also, Sean and I decided to pull down BIOS LEVEL for a few months while we overhaul it. We’d not posted a review since early April. It really, really sucks that we had to do that. Our current CMS is heavily integrated with phpBB 2, something which greatly affects the efficiency of the engine. Spam bots overran the forums and our traffic had dropped to a trickle. We’re going to update the look and feel and upgrade to phpBB 3, and hopefully unveil a new technology which will enable tech review sites to lessen each others’ burdens of posting affiliate news greatly.
The weekend of May 30, I saw a good friend of mine, news anchor Kathryn Larson, get married in Lockport, NY. Brigette and I toured the area and Buffalo, and enjoyed dinner at Mamma Mia’s in Clifton Hill, Ontario, just across the border.
Last night, I saw Street Sweeper Social Club, Nine Inch Nails, and Jane’s Addiction. I’ve got pictures up on Facebook and may soon post them on Picasa. I took a few videos; check YouTube, as they are still uploading as I write this.
I had planned to write several entries, but all had been derailed by other projects.
One was going to be on “sexting” and how the media—mostly CNN—was blowing it out of proportion and how state laws need to be updated to ensure that the real criminals—pedophiles—are being caught, convicted, and put away, not harmless teenagers exploring their new-found sexuality.
Another was going to be about Intranet SEO, but that may or may not end up on Vivisimo’s Search Done Right blog. If it’s not posted there, I may request permission to post it here.
Until next time,