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[10 Jan 2008 | 3 Comments | 422 views]

I noticed an article on the New York Times today that Network Solutions (aka www.netsol.com) has a policy of registering domain names that people search for.  This was news to me, as I’ve always used them.  Much to my chagrin, it is true – the domain name I searched for the other day – which I’ll withhold due to a reason outlined below – is now reserved by Network Solutions.  What sneaky bastards.  They’re apparently doing this to prevent scamming, but how does make this different from the scammers?
Of course, …

blogging, technology, the geek speaks »

[6 Jan 2008 | 4 Comments | 220 views]

This past week we got stumbled.  StumbleUpon.com is a website sharing social network, and someone liked my 5 reasons to move to Costa Rica.  There was a DRAMATIC effect on our traffic – we went from some 20-ish visits per day to over 8,000 in 2 days.  The majority of the visits were less than 1 minute, but a few people took the time to read and some did comment.  Our feed subscriptions also increased by more than double, but I was immediately skeptical as to how many new people …

technology, wordpress »

[11 Dec 2007 | 4 Comments | 184 views]

I’ve been bored with our old design for quite some time and finally got the time over the last week to refresh it. It took a few tries before Trish ok’d a design – she’s suprisingly averse to change in some ways. I felt that our our changed outlook on life – defining our dream and actively working towards it – needed to be reflected in our blog design. My goal was to make the blog brighter and more open, with colors that reflected …

costa rica, technology, travel »

[9 Nov 2007 | Comments Off | 134 views]

I should’ve done a speedtest while in Cahuita (where my guesstimate is 256 kb/s down, 64 kb/s up), but better late than never.  San Antonio de Belen, a suburb north of San Jose.  The download speed here (949 kb/s) is great – I get almost 1500 kb/s at best in the States.  The upload is solid, definitely doable.  Frankly I’m just glad that it’s fast enough to be usable.

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[12 Oct 2007 | 3 Comments | 140 views]

Apparently, the server that our site is hosted on died 2 days ago.  Our host, AN Hosting, has been quick and diligent about moving everything to a brand-spanking new server.  The problem was hardware-related and should not resurface.