Happy Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving at the Trollsphoto © 2008 Josh Wedin | more info (via: Wylio)Call me old fashioned but I truly believe that it is not the Christmas Season until after Thanksgiving.

The whole process of stopping, reflecting and giving thanks at least once a year is an important one.  It gives us a chance to look over what has happened, to appreciate it, and see that life is not so bad after all.

It is also a time to stop and give God thanks for all He has done for us.

This year I have plenty to be thankful for, a great wife, new house, starting my own business, having a great day job, and just to be breathing out.  I hope that this continues well into the next year!

thank you note for every language

Current Hosting Recomendation

129 of 365: Me in one of our server labsphoto © 2009 Tim Regan | more info (via: WylioVirtual Private Servers are a dime a dozen out there today.  They come in all shapes, sizes, and costs.  It seems that everyone offers them from Amazon to Rackspace.

This blog is currently hosted at Linode’s racks in Dalas at the Planet.  So far I have had no issues that have not been of my own cause.  They are just a short hop jump and ping from just about anywhere you want to go, and are reasonably priced.

In a world where everything is about money and the bottom line it is good to know that there are still some good people and services out there.

What is that IRC thingy

Tux @ BarCamp Brusselsphoto © 2007 Bert Heymans | more info (via: Wylio)
With all the lameness Numbers was kind of right, IRC is a relatively primitive way of communicating between groups of tech minded folks, for example I usually lurk on #cialug (the Central Iowa Linux User’s Group) on freenode. My client of choice is IRSSI.  With IRSSI, SSH, and Screen, I can be logged in to the channel at all times and just reconnect back to my server as I feel like it.