bought some servers

Model: Dell PowerEdge 1750 (1U Rackmount) Intel CPU: Dual Xeon 3.0Ghz 512k Cache RAM: 2GB of PC-2100 DDR ECC Floppy: 1.44 Floppy Drive Hard Drive: 2 x 36GB 10K SCSI Hot Swap Hard Drives Backplane: 1 x 3 Bay 80Pin SCSI Hot Swap On-Board SCSI: Dual Ultra 320 RAID: Not Included CD: Internal CD-ROM Drive On-Board LAN: 2 x 10/100/1000 On-Board Video: ATI Rage XL 4MB Software: No Software is included Power Supply: Single Power Supply Condition: Used Warranty: 30 Day Limited Warranty Unit Price: $1499.00 From:

This is for a new web project I’m working on.

Here’s the [tech] plan: I bought two identical ones with the idea that one will be the IIS server and the other will run SQL 2005. Each will have IIS and SQL Installed. Via some kind of backup/synchronization mechanism I will keep both the database and the ASPX files updated on both. In the event of a hardware failure on either one, the other would take over duties for both and run in 50% capacity mode until new parts could be installed. Clearly there is some exposure here, but since this is being done with personal funds I’m willing to take on some risks. As this project begins to succeed, I’ll be adding capacity and redundancy along the way.


tina fey is back!

“A new poll shows that 66 percent of Americans think President Bush is doing a poor job of handling the war in Iraq. And the remaining 34 percent think Adam and Eve rode dinosaurs to church.”

-Tina Fey on SNL (that I just watched in Tivo)


photoshoppin’ down south style

Blog_Matt-Kenseth-&-Dale-JrThis past weekend I went to my first NASCAR event at the Atlanta Motor Speedway.

Emily was able to get a press-pass so that meant it was me and her dad in the stands while she was down in the pits getting photographs of the action, dodging lug nuts and snapping portraits of drivers. (She did join us for the middle 75 laps or so)

I am pretty proud of this PhotoShop job I did on Dale Jr and Matt Kenseth. This is only the animated gif, cropped sample — the real one is being sent to her stock agency.

I could totally get a job at the Megatouch corporation.