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Six day checkpoint on VPS

It has been 6 days since I moved my site to a Digital Ocean VPS and so far everything has worked perfectly. The site is blazing fast and so far, the reliability issues the last time I tried this seem to have not reappeared (yet).

The next step I think is figuring out what I want my site to be. For about ten years, it has been a blog where I may post once every month or two. I don’t want it to be that for the next ten years.

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Computer Fixes personal Work

Updates

A few updates since I last wrote a couple of months ago:

  • Been extremely busy at work.
  • Site is now running on Dreamhost again (but of course still using DynDNS Custom for DNS) after about a year and a half on my own server. This site should be much faster now and have fewer quirks. I have learned that maintaining an web server is a lot tougher than it looks. Time to leave the server and backend stuff to the experts. I will stick with what I know now, which is running WordPress and configuring my own DNS.
  • Reloading my server so it can be a test instance of BIND for me.
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personal Technology

Purchased Gonyea.com

A couple of years ago, I noticed that someone was domain parking gonyea.com and trying to sell it for an absurd $999. I kept checking back every now and then to see if the domain had expired, but it kept getting renewed.

Finally I decided to place a low ball bid on the domain. The seller and I began to negotiate, finally settling on a price we both could agree on.

I am proud to be the owner of gonyea.com now, the domain transfer over to my employer DynDNS.com finishing the other day and WHOIS being properly updated. I am starting to brainstorm what I will do with it. A few ideas bouncing around my head include:

  • The main gonyea.com site is probably going to be a showcase of my brother’s and I’s various projects online. This is something we have thought about off and on for years, so it will be cool to finally get this taken care of.
  • I plan on moving my personal e-mail address from my Gmail address to a gonyea.com e-mail address.
  • genealogy.gonyea.com is almost certainly going to be created to focus on my genealogy research. I will probably let gonyeahistory.org expire since I haven’t done much with it yet and I would like to simplify the amount of domains I own.
  • I will still own , but undecided on what I want to do with it. My personal e-mail address on that domain hasn’t been officially used in years, it is just a spam collector at this point. I may shut that e-mail address down. As for this blog, I may let it live on or setup a redirect so I can move it to chris.gonyea.com. Haven’t decided yet.
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New genealogy site

I am experimenting with using a Tumblr blog to write about my genealogy research. You can check it out at gonyeahistory.org.

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Posts

Apologies for the bad looking site

I am in the process of rebuilding my server, so at this time the site is going to look a little ugly as I setup everything back up.

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Still can't find a theme

You would imagine with how many WordPress themes out there, there would be one that would fit my vision of this site perfectly (or close enough I can tweak it).

Nope. At least not yet.

I have never been much of a coder, which explains why I keep starting to work on a redesign and then just lose interest. Maybe I need to be locked into a room and the key thrown away until I get this done.