We now have a new forum
section called Chit
Chat. Basically, it's an off topic section where you can post
stuff that is uh.. off topic. Please keep it clean and no flaming!
We'll start with the classic topic of How
old are you? I hope you guys enjoy this new addition to our forums.
After a brief drought, we
have some more Member
Hmm, interesting news.
During the past week while surfing on Google, I found that somebody had
complete stole the content on this website, including the network diagrams.
I can't believe the nerve of some people. The problem has since been
fixed, but I'm sure that this type of problem will rear its ugly head again.
I'd appreciate it if you could be my eyes and ears and let me know if you
see any thievery going on. Thanks.
I have a few more reviews
coming up including the Logitech Z-360 2.1 speaker system and the APC 350VA
UPS. Coming soon..
I added a second UPS to my
server since the old one wasn't able to support the whole load. Currently,
I the main webserver, Cobalt Qube 2, Linksys router, Linksys switch, and
DSL modem spread across two UPS's. The reason I added a second one
was because I previously had all the listed items on a single UPS and it
wasn't able to handle the power surge that comes when the power goes out
for even a few seconds. Now that I added the second UPS, all the
equipment is protected.
Finally, I was looking for
a USB sound adapter that features stereo line in. Most USB sound
adapters only have mic in which is mono. I know the Creative Extigy
can do this, but I'd rather not spend $150 bucks. This is for one
of my mad experiments.. Bwuhahahaha... If you know of one, please
drop me an email.
Happy Father's Day to all
you Dads out there. I hope everybody uses this day to celebrate how
important fathers are in this world. This day is for you! Remember,
it takes a real man to be a father.
This week, I have a review
of the Linksys KVM 2-Port Switch Kit - KVM100SK.
This KVM kit includes everything you need to control two computers.
It's a very nice little kit. Check out the review. I use my
KVM everyday and it really makes administering a server much easier.
The NBA Finals weren't nearly
as exciting as I'd hoped they'd be. Anyhow - Go Lakers!
This week I have new article
about the Cobalt Qube 2. I currently use the Qube 2 as a mail server
for all my websites. It's a cool little server. Just to satisfy
your curiosity, I took the whole server apart so you guys can see its guts.
Pretty cool eh? Check out the article here: Inside
a Cobalt Qube 2
Did any of you notice that
the "Powered by AMD" link at the top of this page has been changed to "Powered
by Intel"? Ah, I miss the days when it used to read "Powered by Cyrix".
Who knows, maybe that day will return sometime soon!
When is the last time you
If you have a Windows machine, regardless if it is being used as a server
or not, you should visit that site to get critical updates and patches
at least once a week.
Sites as usual! Keep them coming! One thing I noticed
is that many of you still aren't using UPS's on your servers. Seriously,
this is a big mistake. Even if your power hasn't gone down in 5 years,
you can still get all sorts of electrical crap that could mess up your
server. You can get a UPS for so cheap these days that there really
isn't a reason not to get one. What good is a cool website if people
can't get to it right?
Are you guys watching the
NBA finals? Go Lakers!
As many of you know, I've
been working on a server upgrade for some time and it is now complete.
We're now running on the new webserver. Here is an article detailing
the new webserver. Yes, there are a lot of pictures! DSL/Cable
Webserver Server Upgrade - Dell PowerEdge 500sc
Can you believe that it's
already June? Does time fly or what! I still remember when
Peter Jennings stayed up for 24 hours broadcasting the arrival of the year
2000 across the globe as if it were yesterday. Amazing.
I'd like to welcome our newest
They provide subdomain, dynamic DNS services, and many other goodies that
are of interest to us home webservers. Please take a look at their
Of course, we have new additions
to our Member Sites.
I added a very important
"Port Scanner" section to Tests/Tools.
Since running a webserver requires certain ports to be open, it is important
to know if certain ports are being blocked. These port scanners will
be very useful in troubleshooting while setting up a webserver. If
you know of any other good online port scanners, please let me know.