Updates: February 2001


February 23, 2001
Just got back from a whole day of interviews.  Got to go back tomorrow morning for more.  I finished up the Windows 2000 Professional - Web/FTP/SMTP step-by-step guide so check it out.

February 22, 2001
There seemed to be a problem with the loading of the menu bar so I fixed that.  It should load just fine now.  Earlier today GraniteCanyon.com was down for a while leaving many sites stranded.  They said they fixed the problem, so everything should be fine.  This site uses ZoneEdit.com and since I've switch over from GC, things have been great so far.

February 21, 2001
I've been doing some benchmarking around here and I found out something very interesting that many of you might like to know.  I've been comparing the speed of the 10/100 switch in the Linksys Cable/DSL Router with an Allied Telesyn LANedge 10/100 8-port switch and found the speeds to be identical.  I could sustain a 79Mbps transfer speed on both units.  This means that the switch inside the Linksys Cable/DSL Router is a very comparable to other standalone switches.  Nice.  Much more benchmarking to come!

February 19, 2001
The Port Forwarding on the Linksys Cable/DSL Router step-by-step is now up. It took longer than I thought.  Right now I'm working on a step-by-step of setting up IIS 5.0 on Windows 2000 Professional with the Web, FTP, and Email services.  That is taking forever!  Take care and happy President's Day (officially "George Washington's Birthday" but now popularly known as President's Day in case you were wondering.)

February 15, 2001
Today the site was down for a few hours due to strange DSL problems.  When I came home, everything was running fine so I guess there should be no further problems.  I just got back from the USC vs Arizona St. men's basketball game and USC won 80-68.  I also did will on my exam this morning so I'm pretty pumped.  I'm working on a step-by-step article about how to forward ports on a Linksys router and it should be up pretty soon.  I have to go do some homework now, so I'll catch ya later.

February 14, 2001
Dave of Dave's Hardware was cool enough to recommend our website to his readers today.  Thanks Dave!  Happy V-day to all you guys and gals out there!  I hope you had a lovely night and spent some quality time together with your loved one.  For those of you without a special somebody, it's all good too.  Tomorrow I got an exam at 7:20 am so I am off to bed.  It's an exam to gauge my physical examination skills with patients.  And no, I don't have to ask anybody to cough.  :)  Good night!

February 13, 2001
I updated the Server Software page with information on how to access your website from any web browser from the server itself, a LAN network computer, or from the Internet (WAN).  This is especially important information when you are still in the setting-up/troubleshooting stage.

February 11, 2001
I always thought it was cool to see the actual hardware that a website was run on so I added a small tour with pictures of DSL/Cable Webserver's machinery in the Site Info page.

February 10, 2001
It's now 4:00 am and I have to go play in a basketball game in 4 hours. Aaaarrrgh!  Well, I stayed up late working on the DNS Section.  I've added a part about running a domain name on a dynamic IP address for you who don't have static IP's.  I also added a long list of dynamic DNS services that will allow you to use a subdomain of their website to connect to your dynamic IP address.  Check it out and let me know if I messed anything up.  The grammar may be weird, but it's 4:00 am.  What do you expect?  Got to get my sleep to go ball in a few hours.

February 9, 2001
Thanks to I Am Not A Geek.com for putting up a link to us.  I'm currently compiling a list of second level domain name provider which turns out to be very extensive.  It will be up in the next few days.

February 6, 2001
3D Spotlight.net was kind enough to put a link to our site in their news section this morning.  Check them out for the latest computer related news and articles!  In the meantime, I've been doing research on a good solution for those of you on DSL or cable and have a dynamic IP address and want to run a webserver.  I have most of the puzzle solved, I just need to look around a bit more and then I'll write the whole thing up for you guys!  Tonight I have to figure out how to read EKG's for class tomorrow.  Sheesh.  (:\)

February 5, 2001
I want to thank GotApex.com for giving us some much needed publicity.  If you haven't been to their site before, go check them out, especially their Deals section.  They have some of the best deals available on the web!  Today, I added a Register link on this front page for people who want to be emailed every few weeks about what's going on with this site.  It's the same registration to our online forums, so you don't have to register twice.  The email updates won't be these daily blurbs (how annoying would that be?), but about every week or so I will email you about major new articles and guides.  If you are already registered and would not like to receive these emails, please edit your profile accordingly.

February 4, 2001
There's now a blurb about KVM's in the Miscellaneous section.  Don't know what KVM is?  Go find out how a KVM can save you time and money!

February 3, 2001
I added a few more tools in the Tests/Tools.  If you have any more good tools, send them my way!