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a very dorky sunday

today i upgraded the (virtual) machine that hosts this site and some others to karmic koala. in the process, i discovered that linode’s user-mode linux kernel is not up-to-date enough for that, so i had to migrate to one of their xen hosts (totally painless, and probably long overdue).

i also wrote the beginnings of an endpoint for tweetie 2’s new support for a custom image server, which explains the earlier picture of wonton. a custom url shortener will be next to come.

oh, and i made banana bread.

they got big long roads out there

i finally decided to take the plunge and signed up for a virtual server at linode.com that will replace my current server colocated at a local colo facility. the host i was assigned to is in dallas. i’m a little bummed that my sites will no longer actually be hosted in los angeles, but the savings were just too tempting.

if you are looking for a 1u server that is a p4/2.4GHz with 768MB of RAM and 55GB of disk space, let me know. i’ll have one available for sale in not too long. 1055 days of uptime right now. it is no powerhouse, but maybe it would be good as a firewall or monitoring machine.

nothing important has actually been moved over yet. i’ve been getting some of the basic services up and running, and moved over some more obscure sites just to make sure i’m not doing anything stupid.