Wednesday, September 27, 2000
“We want people perpetually paying premiums.”
I'm doing bills, which means I check my snail mail (which means, I usually check my snail mail once a month. Ah the joys of being on the digital edge) and I get this letter from a credit card agency. I think I actually applied when they caught me half asleep when they called me one morning.
Anyway, I got the rejection letter today:
Dear Sean P. Conner:
Recently we called you about the XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Platinum Plus XXXXXXXXXXX. We have given your application individual attention and have made every attempt to approve it.
After careful review, we are unable to approve your request at this time. We have determined that you do not have a sufficient amount of credit references and you do not have sufficient established revolving credit accounts. This decision was based on information obtained from your application as well as the credit reporting agency indicated below.
If you have any additional information that would allow us to reconsider our decision, please write to us at etc., etc.,
I do not have sufficient established revolving credit accounts.
Am I the only one that finds revolving credit accounts horrifying?
Today was the day Mark and I moved tower from Atlantic Internet to our new colocation site, DinNet, owned by our friend Kelly.
We arrived and started our preparations for the move. We basically changed the IP address to use upon startup, the IP address used by Apache and double checked the configuration of NTPD, the daemon that maintains the correct time. I also made the appropriate DNS changes and pushed them out to the primary servers (as listed with the various registars).
It was then the moment of truth: we shut the server down.
It was then a matter of disconnecting two cables (power and network), picking up the box, and driving from Boca Raton down to Pomapano Beach.
We ended up at Kelly's house (where we are colocating the box for now) and had to wait a few minutes for him to show up from work. He lead us in, we plopped the box down, connected power and network and turned the box on.
Worked with no problems.
Total down time: one hour.
No one else that uses the box (I run several mailing lists on it) even noticed it was down.
If only everything is this easy.