There’s always something to howl about

Late-night random notes . . .

I finished moving the last of our 29 hosted web sites today, and, so far, I am 98% delighted with the choice me made. The pages just snap, including BloodhoundBlog — which is one fat, data-sodden dog. We have some kind of DNS problem that is intermittently affecting some of our PHP programming. Until now, I have been prepared to write this off to slow or flaky DNS servers out in the world. As of today, I’m thinking we have a problem in-house. By Friday, I’ll have it worked out, and then I expect to be 100% happy.

I’ve had poor Cameron working for two days to solve a problem that may not even be his problem. It is biologically ordained, I think, that fathers and manling sons must quarrel, but Cameron and I spar not about cars or curfews but about software — right now about Unix environment variables. Tonight’s South Park was aimed right at both of us — family togetherness in the form of rude comedy peppered with net.references.

Todd Tarson’s MOCO Real News celebrated its first anniversary yesterday. Todd deserves accolades every which way. The depth of responsibility he feels for other Realtors is without parallel. Because he’s in Arizona, Cathy and I will get to watch him as he becomes one of the Grand Old Men of the Arizona Association of Realtors.

We’re at StarPower tomorrow, so I have a couple of entries set up in advance, to be posted by the scrupulously punctual WordPress bot. Because of all the work I did to keep the foul-mouthed flamers out, quite a few comments are being captured by the moderation bot, or even the spam bot. I won’t be around to deal with those until late in the day. My apologies.

I have many more thoughts on the subject of local real estate weblogging for dollars. Now that I have this hosting issue (mostly) off my plate, I can begin to implement some of them, as well as talk about them.

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    3 Comments so far

    1. Mark Ballard March 29th, 2007 8:43 am

      I can understand that for heavy traffic blogs special solutions are needed. But for small traffic blogs, WordPress has done a fine job. I wish they had a template with some more different configurations, but they do well in many areas.

    2. Franz @ Blue Collar Agents March 29th, 2007 4:59 pm

      I’m loving this newfound zippyness… and with all your recent postings I’m going to need the extra speed to keep up!

    3. CJ, Broker in L A, CA March 30th, 2007 6:31 am

      (Off-Topic) Speaking of Cameron … didn’t he build a Trulia-Feed-Creator tool? Will he be selling it as shareware? Will you offer a download link on BloodhoundBlog? I’d happily buy!!!