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June 20, 2003

Yes my friends, my site will soon be offline for about 3-4 weeks minimum. I currently have 5 constantly running computers in my apartment bedroom, one of them being my webserver. I'm in the process of moving to a new place which won't have Internet until mid-July or later, and the current service is stopped on June 25th. They say I can run a server, so hopefully there won't be a problem there, when they get stuff installed. On the bright side, it'll be CAT-5 100Mbit to every home, from what I understand. If you don't know what that last sentence means, it means it's a really, really fast connection for a home, about 1828.57142857 times faster than a 56K modem.

Posted by charr at 7:13 AM
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What company to you get your internet from? Do you know the difference between Comcast and AT&T Broadband? I am looking to get my computer at home online.

Posted by carlene at June 20, 2003 7:20 AM

How much is the Cat5-dfj#lj$l or whatever it is, and where to you go to get it?

Posted by carlene at June 20, 2003 7:23 AM

Currently, I use DSL, with an ISP of ViaWest who's based out of Denver. That ISP has been pretty good to me and their support is Linux-savvy and has no problems assigning blame to Qwest, where any problems usually lie. Carlene, it sounds like you use a cable modem, which are generally not good for running servers for three reasons: 1) You are often not given a "real" IP address that will let others talk to you via the Internet, and even if you do, 3) your IP address may change randomly through a thing called DHCP, and 3) you are often not allowed to run any services on your computer. That said, there are many who have done so, but it can be tricky

Posted by Cameron at June 20, 2003 7:29 AM

Cat-5 is just a type of cable. It's usually a round cable about 3-4 mm in diameter, and is what is used in most company networks. This alone will not give high speed, but is generally needed to carry a high-speed connection. That connection comes from the ISP, which in my case, will be a housing commission for the new development I'm moving into NorthEast of Thanksgiving Point. All the Internet is handled by them there, but my brother has talked to the head guy and things sound really good. They even have good QoS stuff (which you needn't worry about).

Posted by Cameron at June 20, 2003 7:32 AM


Posted by carlene at June 20, 2003 7:39 AM

I don't think Carlene has any interest in running a server, she just wants an internet connection. The difference between AT&T and Comcast is that AT&T used to sell broadband and cable, and now Comcast does. They bought AT&T's services for cable (TV) and broadband internet.If they offered their service in my area, I would sign up immediately. In fact, I have requested that they inform me as soon as it is available. Our satellite connection is craptacular.

Posted by dan at June 20, 2003 9:37 AM

Oops, sorry Carlene. When you said you wanted to "get my computer at home online," I understood that as: get my computer (webserver), at home (as opposed to being in a data center somewhere), online (to run your website). Silly me. Had I taken into consideration that you use blogspot, I would have realized this isn't possible.Anyway, Dan is right -- Comcast bought AT&T's cable business. In fact, they have an office just off 90th South, which makes it Ironic that Dan can't get service. Pobrecito.

Posted by Cameron at June 20, 2003 9:48 AM

I talked to a guy who works for Comcast who informed me that the building just off 90th is a training facility but they hooked up broadband especially for the building.They were supposed to have the entire Salt Lake valley covered by June, but you know how estimates go.

Posted by dan at June 20, 2003 12:42 PM

No...I wanted to hook up a server, and I can do it. It's a piece of cake. As a matter of fact, my server could whip both your server's butts. I just need to coagulate my SCSI card with my ISB jumper and defenistrate my mother board...Yeah.

Posted by carlene at June 20, 2003 12:47 PM

Do you mean defenestrate? This is a cool word. I don't know if I've ever heard it before, and I had to look it up. Watch your boasting though, or you might become SuperDell's evil assistant (or take him out altogether -- heh, that'd be cool). Besides, one of my servers is unbeatable -- it's a 233 MHz AMD K6.

Posted by Cameron at June 20, 2003 1:06 PM

Well then, I will just make my new server 233.5MHz and K7. Here's a word for you: Calepigious. (I hope that is the correct spelling). This is my all time favorite.

Posted by Anonymous at June 20, 2003 1:12 PM

I don't think your motherboard would work very well after tossing it out of a window. However, if you tossed Windows off of your system and replaced it with Linux, it would almost certainly make a better server!Dang, I should have picked up my old 486/33 w/10MB of RAM from my Grandma's house when I was down there. That'd definitely beat Cameron's server.

Posted by Levi at June 20, 2003 1:15 PM

Yeah. Linux rules.

Posted by Anonymous at June 20, 2003 1:18 PM

Calepigious. It sounds cool, but I think the spelling is off by more than one letter. I couldn't gdict (a linux dictionary program) it or google it.

Posted by Cameron at June 20, 2003 1:25 PM

I will have to find how to spell it. It is some variation on that. Anyway, it means "to have or possess a shapely rear-end".

Posted by Anonymous at June 20, 2003 1:40 PM

The word you are looking for is callipygous.

Posted by dan at June 20, 2003 2:07 PM

It's a word of Greek descent. It figures they'd have a word for that. And it doesn't surprise me at all that it's Carlene's favorite word. ;)

Posted by Levi at June 20, 2003 2:11 PM

Thanks for clearing that up Dan. Levi, you're one to talk.

Posted by Anonymous at June 20, 2003 2:28 PM

Comcast (formerly AT&T broadband) is one of the clients of my employer. Yep, I know all about the pay-per-view movies half the cable and satellite customers in the country are watching. Yeesh.

Posted by Renee at June 20, 2003 7:03 PM

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