Tag: geek

My Name & Quest

Today is day one of the January 2015 Blogging 101 class, and guess who joined up this time?  I’ve had blogs for more than a decade now. I even help others with WordPress!  While I understand […]

Nerds Gone Wild

My wildest spring break ever involved an impromptu road trip to Tuscon with my little brother just a few months before I got married. We alternated listening to cassette tapes of Simon and Garfunkel and the first Matrix soundtrack, drove through a crazy blizzard, and bought a wicked chess set in Nogales. Yes I know, nerdy girls do crazy things when the winds of change are at gale force.

“You know you’re a geek when…”

What a day. This morning I woke up to a missing NTLDR that turned out to be a corrupt MBR. I didn’t have an MCE CD because this is a newer HP that wants me to make full drive backups to use for FDISK/Format in lieu of reinstalling. So I tried making a bootable flash card, but couldn’t get it to fly. Then I went down to compusa, where I bought this laptop, thinking they’d have a bootable disc I could use there. No such luck. They had me call HP, who had me run a S.M.A.R.T. test in the bios prior to agreeing to ship an OEM CD.

And then I found the recovery partition (maniacal laugh). Several hours later, and no thanks to long conversations with the darlings in Calcutta who didn’t even MENTION this partition’s existence, MCE is up…

New and Improving

Welcome to the new web site structure. If you notice a difference, kudos to you. But I know the difference and now you will too: In addition to a few minor stylistic changes, private blogs are actually private now.. hurray! I’ll have the portfolio sections separated, and they’ll even be updated soon to show a more visual layout.

Hands On Web Hosting

I’ve been hosting with handsonwebhosting for over two years. Now I do technical support for them, but I’d post this whether I worked there or not. This site runs on the ultralite package that includes PHP and MYSQL for under five dollars a month. They also have reseller packages. Because the company is still somewhat small, they care about every account and have always provided fantastic service. You can find them at handsonwebhosting.com .

Working on the website

I am about to unleash the power of mysql and php! From here on out, the site will have a news feed area, a special area for friends and family, and best of all it will be really easy to keep everything updated.

It’s been a bit of a scary process. I knew some sql, and I knew some php, but I didn’t know how to put the two together. Well I finally found something that will work for me.