I finally heard from John, the paper millionaire of a dotcom. I haven't
seen or talked to him since his
(in fact, no one really heard from him since—he seemed to
have just fallen off the face of the planet). I had sent him an email
asking if he could host DNS
and earlier in
the day finally got email from him.
He had no problem hosting DNS for me (well, me and
Mark). So this
evening I headed over to his house.
The re-landscaping of the backyard is done. And his 8,000 gallon salt water
aquarium is nearly finished and the sound system throughout the house is
nearly done—the last of the installation is scheduled for tomarrow.
Mark and I worked on setting up DNS and the plan is for me to change the
nameserver records for conman.org to point to his server for
primary, and kill9.org
for secondary (which is my roommate's colocated server).
He also handed me and Mark a Belkin Omni View Pro 8-Port switch. It allows
you to connect a single keyboard, monitor and mouse to eight PCs. To use
it, I'll need to rearrange the entire Computer Room but it will shut up
Mark. He's been on my case for using the Windows box to browse the web
using Internet Explorer. But the monitor on my Linux box is junk and IE on
the Windows box is faster and I like the way it handles bookmarks
over Netscape. Besides, the monitor on the Windows box is better (and I
can't move it to the Linux box because of a project I'm working on under
Windows would be painful on a smaller monitor).
But now I'll have no excuses.
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