Pens and Taxes

It’s that time of year. Taxes. This year, tax time is special for me. I’ll write more about why later. I hired an amazing person to help me get my somewhat complicated accounting straight this year, however, and I think it will make life better in the long run. So, in doing taxes, I am writing pen on paper more than usual. PaperMate Ink Joy. Oh my, the joy. I am loving these pens. I bought a package of colored pens, mostly for Claire because she loves writing and colored markers. And these pens are fantastic. I gave her the orange, green, and pink ones and took the blue black and purple ones for me. I used to have such a love affair with pens …

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Dreamhost versus Hostgator

Technical difficulties threatened to nix my attempts to find sand and waves for spring break, but I emerged victorious. I had only a few days to move sites for the business to a new server. And then Dreamhost had an outage. Gah. I remember outages in the early days of Dreamhost too well, I think. So, I decided to go with Hostgator. I had heard enough people talking about them, and they had a 45-day money back guarantee. See? It’s right there on the top of their web site. I ordered a server on Friday afternoon. By Friday night, it was set up. Except it wasn’t. After fighting with the server for an entire day — and being told by Hostgator technical support that I …

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Obligatory hello world

For years, I worked as a web developer, creating web sites for clients all around the world. For years, this domain was business only. Then, life changed. Work changed. And finally, this domain changed. Not sure how much I’ll be writing here just yet. But I might as well put something here for  now until I am ready. Until then, you can read about me.

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