Recently we moved my office from one end of the house (in the third bedroom) to the other end (in the old dining room). What happened to the dining room, you may ask? We moved it to the den. The den? Well, it really doesn't exist any more. We pulled up the carpet, put in a hardwood floor, painted, replaced the ceiling fan with a chandelier, and now it is our formal dining room. It's also a lot bigger than the old one, so we can put a leaf in our table and have more than 4 people dine comfortably at the same time at the same table.

We did away with the den because we figured that we had two rooms that we didn't really use - the formal dining room and the formal living room. That didn't make sense. Something like a third of the house and we didn't even use them, except on rare occasions. So we put a TV and a computer in the living room, and organized it a bit differently, and now we have a living room where we actually live. We've spent more time there in the last couple weeks than we have in the entire five-and-a-half years that I've lived in this house. Except when my bed was in there, perhaps. Or when Tigger lived there.

Yesterday I completed the move of the site, and all-in-all I think it went pretty well. There was a touch of downtime, but I don't think too many people noticed. No one said anything anyway. Perhaps that means I'm the only person who can see the site.

Anyway, as you can tell from the updated footer, I'm now running the site on Site5. This gives me a lot more room to breathe, and a bunch more bandwidth as well. In fact, I have so much that I'm happy to resell some of it. Looking for a new home? Just want a site of your own? Please contact me for details and we'll work something out.

I was moving a bunch of files from one location to another, and it ended up that a ton of those files had the wrong permissions. Now permissions of 755 will generally work for serving an HTML file, but it should probably be served as 644, and since it wasn't it was bugging me. We've already discussed my neuroses, let's just leave it at that.

I think, perhaps, that truer words have never been spoken by an email application. The Microsoft Outlook Test Message is apparently sent to the Junk E-mail folder. By Outlook itself. You would think that somewhere along the way this would not make it through the Quality Assurance process. Either the message isn't junk, or someone might need the message. Or something.

Wow. That's a mouthful. For those who aren't aware, it stands for Remote Procedure Call (RPC) over Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) on (Windows) Small Business Server 2003. Essentially, making an Exchange RPC connection via standard HTTP protocols, over a secure (SSL) connection.

I had been royally frustrated with this, as every document I seemed to find talked about installing this proxy server or that back-end server and this front-end server. In this install, I have a single server. It's the proxy, the front end and the back end. Though the pages I found said it could be done, I couldn't get it to happen.

MT-Notifier version 2.4.3 has just been released.

It seems that the problem that was fixed a while back (with the release of MT-Notifier 2.3.5) reared its head again, this time on blog and category subscriptions.

I noticed today that I had a bunch of markup in my comments. I had been wondering why I had all these <p>, </p> and <br /> tags in there. Turns out I had neglected to set the convert_breaks="0" attribute when I redid my page. So it stored all the break information within the comment. This really didn't affect the presentation at all, as it just came right back out in that format. But it meant that my comments had all this markup in them for the last couple weeks.

I am sure everyone and their brother has linked to this, but this was the first example I saw that had a picture, so I need to do it too. Like Mr. Potato Head? Like Star Wars? Combine your interests with Darth Tater!

Apparently a Canada Goose (and not a Canadian Goose, as I'm sure I've said before) can leave, er, behind, 2 pounds of fecal matter daily.

Then again, it might only be 1.5 pounds. Pretty impressive, either way.

We watched the third episode of the new Alias last night, and have to say that we're really not that impressed. This episode tilted marginally back towards the interesting (ie, not just a bunch of action-packed scenes with poor CGI), but it still was ho-hum compared to prior seasons.

I think the problem is one faced by soap operas. That is, they've already done plenty, and it's getting hard to even keep up, much less top, what's gone before. I'm assuming they will soon move in with Lauren (Vaughn's ex-wife) being the niece in the arms of Irina in the picture, but that's mostly because I don't know what other female is even seen with any regularity.

The world is afire this morning with talk of the announcements by Six Apart and the three major search engines (Google, MSN and Yahoo) to support a new HTML attribute named nofollow (in full, rel="nofollow"). By adding this attribute to your link anchors, the search engines will no longer consider the linking page as a component of the linked page's rank.