Back from Vacation

I’m back from vacation! Expect some more development on this site, and perhaps even something new (think ‘new site’), now that my Linux box is online at home.

Special thanks to Civilme from Mandrake and Garrett from Pengiun Computing for their help on getting the Linux box online.

New Home for this Site!

This system is now running off my home machine. It wasn’t too big a job to get it going, but I’m certain that there are still some bugs to work out before it’s 100%.

Please bear with me!

This site is running off one of my home machines, a hardened Linux-Mandrake 8.0 PowerPack installation on a Pentium II/350 machine with 128 megs of memory and 6+ gigs of hard drive space.

It connects to the internet through Cincinnati Bell ZoomTown’s ADSL lines using ZoomService to automatically log on each time the machine is booted.

ZoomService also logs the IP address to YI.ORG, a re-director which is necessary since my ISP uses dynamic addressing. Each time the machine logs onto the Internet, a different IP address is given. Logging on to YI.ORG provides a consistent, easy-to-use way to make sure that DrewVogel.COM is always where you expect it to be.

Future enhancements may include migrating the actual DrewVogel.COM site to this hardware, provided that it can be done with a domain name and dynamic IP addresses…

New PHP-Nuke version — 5.01

I have just installed version 5.01 of PHP-Nuke. This version fixes some small bugs, and speeds up the sending of pages.

Additionally, I have enabled output compression (using GZIP/zlib) on the server side, which should eek a little more speed out of transfers as well, especially on repeated page-views.

Please let me know of any problems that you encounter while using this system.


New Content Added to Site!

We’ve connected to a couple of news sites (currently Digital Theatre, SlashDot, and FreshMeat) to provide additional content in the form of headlines for the site.

Look to the right side-menu to see headlines from these sources, which are updated every 30 minutes (Digital Theatre updated every hour).

Tribute CD Booklet & Tray Card ARRIVE!

In my hot little hands (well, actually, next to them so I can type) is the first complete Over The Rhine Tribute CD — “What It Takes To Please You”.

The booklet and tray card for the CD are completed and have arrived.

They look GREAT!

We’re really excited now that we’re in the home stretch. Check this site often for updates and ordering information!