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The Saga of Site5

Two days ago, all my websites listed in the left column (including this one) were unreachable. An error message generated from C Panel told visitors there was a URL or server IP error. Usually that produces a 404 error but not from Site5. My secure sites were functional (SSL) but all regular sites were off-line.

I contacted Site5 through Chat as that is their only method to generate a repair ticket. I fully explained what I have written above. The response was they would reset the Domain Name Servers (DNS) and all would be well.

They did reset my root account (tedatum.com) but none (10+) of my other domains […] Continue reading » The Saga of Site5

DO NOT USE THIS ISP!

Moving is tough

I going to talk about moving from one “shared server” Internet Service Provider (ISP) to another.

The first time I did it was at least 12 years ago. Possibly longer. The name doesn’t matter as I am sure they no longer exist. The service and support were so bad, I think it was a one-man operation with a rack of servers in his garage. I only had a few separate websites then. It seemed like a major event when I decided to move all my sites to a new ISP. They were all HTML websites with no databases to make things complicated. Basically, just an extended file […] Continue reading » DO NOT USE THIS ISP!

Website ISP Propaganda

I call misinformation disguised within a planned marketing effort, propaganda. The formal definition is, “Information, especially of a biased or misleading nature, used to promote or publicize a particular political cause or point of view.”

All media in the United States has become a competition. So, they have become propagandists, rather than true reporters. It has become so dominate in our culture, most people younger than myself are desensitized by the constant exposure, they freely accept the spin on the truth. Fact is now replaced by opinion which is broadcast by medias as fact. Media now invents the news, without concern for truth.

Independent thinking and judging in every […] Continue reading » Website ISP Propaganda

3D Printing, Not for Everyone

Merry Christmas!

I am amazed by the number of people attempting 3D printing. It’s a wonder, and a curse. Or perhaps I should say causes a lot of wondering, curses and cursing.

I am afraid that because of the reduction of cost, 3D printers are a popular holiday purchase. Many will be in the hands of totally inept owners who expect a plug-and-play experience.

Plug and play (P&P) may be possible on some brand-new units, but in the long term, 3D printing is very far from P&P. A keen aptitude for observation and trouble shooting is a major requirement. The huge number of variables in 3D printing […] Continue reading » 3D Printing, Not for Everyone

RING Issues

Ring Pro Confidence

At first, the RING doorbell looked like it would do exactly what I expected. Be there to monitor activity at my front door. But it has fallen seriously short of expectation in only the first week since installation.

The hardware is fine. It works. The problem is the Internet servers used by RING to process and store the video. On the afternoon of October 31 (Halloween eve) the servers quit working. The error messages made it look like it was my hardware. I checked with my son who has a RING installation miles away and his system was off-line also. It was not my […] Continue reading » RING Issues