Doing some house cleaning on the site.

Since this site has been up for so many years, I feel it is time to do some cleaning. There is a bunch of space being taken up that should probably just be purged. Part of this is in expectation that the site may need to change servers in the near to medium future.

I will also be looking to do things like restructuring the chat page and exploring new these again, so don’t be shocked.

Well, I broke her again.

As part of my daily job, I have to caution people to do frequent patching and updating on their websites. I do follow my own teaching with one exception. My WordPress theme was badly out of date. It was several years old, but due to how much slicing and dicing that I did on the code, I did not want to perform the updates in fear of breaking her.

Well tonight, I felt that I was not being smart on a cybersecurity level so I pulled the lever and did the update. The theme that I had has gone to a premium scheme.  In the end, I am down to two columns, but it seems more equipped for mobile devices.

Please explore and see what you think. If it is crap, that is fine, I will hunt for another.

However if we decide that this one is suitable, I will see if I can tweak it into shape.

Cyber attacks

It is quite fun to watch cyber attacks in action.


I monitor throughout the day.

It has also prompted an update on the site.

Global access has been closed to non-US IP addresses. This should limit a bunch of the attacks that I see in my logs. China and the former USSR nations seem to the worst offenders so they were the first under the axe.


Let’s get active again

So my mind is showing signs of life.

I need to write in order to kick my work brain into off work brain for my sanity.

What kinds of topics do you WANT to see posted?

I will of course toss out stuff that I find interesting for therapeutic reasons, but I want to know what you would like to see here.

The website is moving hosts

Over the next week, I have to move the website off of it’s current host.

Merval is getting ready for a baby and is needing to streamline his budget.

Part of the streamlining is to scale back his internet connection. This means that I will be moving the site back to the previous server until I can get a webserver built at home. I have the hardware, but not the time to build that server. If the site migrates as well as when Merval evacuated it the first time you will not even know that the change is happening.

If the migration is less than graceful, the page may take on a whole new look. Cross your fingers.

Time to review the website layout again

You know that every year or two, I start thinking about tweaking the page.

Sometimes I think about scrapping it.


What do you like about the site?

What don;t you like?


Have you seen a WordPress theme that you like and think I should look at?


Are there features you would like to see added?

Talk to me, let me know what you think.