Aboot Me

I am a Canadian!  I am an American!  Yes, that’s right, I can be both, but the change of the About to Aboot came from my Canadian side.  (I will add more about me soon)

Aboot This Site

I have had this domain for a long time, almost as long as I have been out of High School.  But for some reason, I have never taken the time to put something up worth much.  Here is my first attempt (or is it my second…).  Now I have reasons.

The first reason being that I ordered a new hwVPS account from www.simplywebhosting.com and I set it up with BlueOnyx for a control panel.  I needed to see how well it worked, and get to know its internal workings better so I could support customers using BlueOnyx.  I also desperately wanted to move my sites to a more up to date and reliable operating system.  Since SWSoft (now called Parallels) has been buying up and polluting control panels, and screwing their customers by voiding their agreements and changing their agreed upon policies, it has limited their software’s usefulness to the company I work for.  I will write more about that in a blog, I am sure.  But simply put, I was more than happy to move to an alternative, something more stable, sustainable, and flexible.  I also wanted something up to date enough that I could install and use BlueOnyx.  It was also time to start something more permanent than MySpace or FaceBook with relation to blogs.

This site is hosted on a very powerful server running Xen, with a 32-bit CentOS 5.3 domU, with BlueOnyx installed.  This domU has only 512 megabytes of ram allocated to it, but that will suit my needs just fine for now.

I will be reorganizing pages and editing data as I go, so if this looks a little rough, well I would be inclined to agree with you.  I would not consider this done by any means, more to come as time goes on.