Archive for May, 2007

Godaddy Gets The Registerfly Domains!

Tuesday, May 29th, 2007

The final verdict is out. ICANN has chosen GoDaddy to receive the records from RegisterFly. What does this mean for you as a domain owner with RegisterFly? Well, the welcome page on Godaddy’s site says that you will be receiving an email in the next few days, with instructions on logging into your account.

This should prevent anyone else from losing their domains that were registered with RegisterFly.

Moved To Bluefur

Tuesday, May 22nd, 2007

I’ve moved all of my sites from the dedicated server, to a shared host. I chose BlueFur.com, on a recommendation from John Chows website. The support at Bluefur is excellent, the best that I have received from a webhost. I’ve used Hostgator as well, and their support is good too. I had some issues (script requirements, etc) and they were able to fix the problems immediately, and they always reply to my support tickets very promptly.

All of my websites are now hosted on Bluefur, I highly recommend them as a host! I like using the services of local companies when possible, and I believe they are based out of Surrey which is near me.

Officially Out Of The Proxy Business!

Sunday, May 20th, 2007

In the past month, I’ve sold all of my proxy sites and most of the miscellaneous domains that I had laying around. The revenue from the proxy sites had dropped signifigantly, and generating revenue was like shooting fish in a barrel.

With the proceeds from the sale, I’ve purchased a forum for $205. The forum currently has 6000+ posts, and 300 members. It is not very active at the moment, with only a few people posting here and there. I’ve already invested another $250 into the site, and I plan to spend a bit more on advertising it. I am working on a relaunch of that site, and then will market it like crazy. I may post the domain when I launch.

A big problem that I have when working on projects, is that I will get a project very close to completion, and then stop working on it. For example, I was developing a new forum site and the site was done except for a small formatting bug when using quotations in a post. I haven’t touched the site in a few weeks. Due to the market the site is focused on, I won’t be launching it until next fall anyway. Does anyone else procrastinate before launching a new site?

New Laptop

Saturday, May 19th, 2007

On Thursday I ordered a new laptop, from Dell Canada. I shopped around a lot, looking around for the best deal. I looked at the Acer laptops at ncix.com, and I went to London Drugs and looked at their selection. I got a huge discount from Dell, by talking to a support representative. It took a lot of emailing back and forth, but I was able to get a nice discount. I paid $1523 CAD for the laptop itself, and it came to $1783 after taxes.

Without the discount, the laptop was around $1900. The specs are:

Dell Inspiron 6400
Intel Core 2 Duo T5600
15.4″ Wide Screen SXGA+
2GB DDR RAM
ATI Mobility Radeon X1400 256MB Hypermemory
160GB 5400 RPM SATA Hard Drive
Windows Vista Home Premium
Intel Next-Gen Wireless-N
85 WHr 9-cell Lithium Ion Primary Battery
3 Year Next Business Day Onsite/In Home Service and Technical Support

I was originally going to get two batteries, but I ended up getting one to save a bit of money. I paid for the laptop mostly from my tax return from the Government. I chose to get the 3 year warranty, even though it cost $250 more. I feel more secure with my purchase because if anything breaks with it, I can get it repaired for free.

I purchased it now instead of in September, as I plan to use it for Work this summer. Also during the summer evenings, I would rather sit on the patio with a Corona while on my computer, instead of being in my office.

I’m hoping it will be here by Friday, but it might arrive on May 28. After I’ve used it for awhile, I’ll post pictures and write a review of it.

Five weeks to go

Saturday, May 19th, 2007

I have five weeks of school left until summer “vacation”! This past week was filled with exams, and I’m glad its the weekend. My next two courses are another Active Directory course, and a linux course. I’m looking forward to the linux course, as I’ve been playing a lot with Ubuntu lately. I’ve used many distributions of linux, and I’m excited to learn more commands.

I’m looking forward to summer, although I have no idea what I will be doing. I’m going to talk to my current employer, and see if they would like me to work full time this summer. If I do, then I will need to rent a car..which can get quite costly. I got a quote to rent a car from July 1 - August 31, it would cost me $1500.