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mt shasta
Location: Lebo, KS

Haven't been writing much 'cos, well there hasn't been much to write about.  In between working I've been trying to get all of this mess with the hosting situations sorted out and I'm sure you don't want to read on and on and on about that every day.  I'm not sure that I'll be thoroughly pleased with Dreamhost but I think it is going to be the best fit for me in terms of value versus amenities.  I can't stand their proprietary control panel.  Ugggh.  It drives me crazy.  And the fact that there can only be ONE ftp account that can actually access the web-space area.  But that touches on one thing I do like, however. 

Shell access. 

Gawd, I haven't had shell access to a Unix server since I was in college.  I'm rusty, for sure, but it's starting to come back to me.  Hell, I might even get the hankering to tangle with Emacs and    s/open up/bust out    a can o' whoop-ass of my command-line edit'n skeelz.  I owe much gratitude to bustednut who graciously downloaded and then uploaded my photo galleries between the two servers for me, since doing such a task is hard when one is as mobile as I am.

Gotta be in Wichita in the morning, then Denver by Thursday.  It is my intention to make it to Denver early enough tomorrow evening to have some coffee with spen_lit...  it's always fun meeting new LJ friends!

Lastly, behind the cut lies an interesting picture, but I caution you to take pause, fearless Livejournaler, for the sight of my hairy leg lies beneath.

Laptop Burn!

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i've never minded anything about the Dreamhost control panel, except that it's slow. in fact, when i first signed on, the control panel was the one thing that totally blew me away initially. but then again, i upgraded from a VERY small provider-- like, one person working there-- that a) insisted i use SSH for every f'n little thing and b) approve all configuration changes with him verbally. anyway, i'm sure you'll figure out its logic, it's pretty easy to figure out how to do schtuff.

yeah, i'm slowly figuring things out....

certainly their control panel is a major improvement over doing everything with line commands... but i've already been spoiled by Cpanel in my limited experience with web hosting... it's MUCH more robust, intuitive, and FAST...

i think the panel's pretty intuitive? and definitely very robust, there ain't nothin' you can't set up there, from setting up new domains to setting up mailing lists to blah de blah. now, fast, i will admit, is an issue.

i don't think it's as intuitive or as robust as this:

also... i'm used to making a change and it being immediate... not waiting for anywhere from a few minutes to a couple of hours for a new subdomain to be working... like i said, i've been spoiled... of course, i'm also hypersensitive to it since i've been working with it so much... i'm sure once everything is done and stable and i'm not constantly doing admin stuff, it won't seem such a big deal :)

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