Saturday, December 31, 2005

At six o'clock we go live!

Not bad, around 7 days to get the dsl installed here, and the page you are viewing is now hosted on our new faster, better backboned, dsl.
We have two internet connections now too... which is drool city. Fiona's mum had cable already, so rather than get rid of that and move to slower dsl, we decided it would be prudent to keep both. This way if one goes slow, I can simply switch the dhcp servers details so most computers move to one connection and leave the other with minimal. It also means that I had to increase the size and complexity of the network, something I would not say "no" to.
I had a router that I rescued from work, a watchguard soho, so I found out how to reset it and set it up on the cable. It looks like it has some nice features, but most disabled due to the need to register and pay for said features. I then simply connected Fiona's mum's pc to the router and the router to the switch thus connecting it to the greater network. Today the dsl came up and the other router got an ip, all its settings still intact it was simply a matter of changing the web servers default gateway and the dns entries for the domains and it is up.
In other Geoffrey related news, he has started to attempt to try and crawl...heheh it is very cute. He has also begun to use his hands more coordinately, grabbing his bottle, dummy, teddy etc and bringing them to his mouth. Very good to watch. He is still a very happy kid, laughing and smiling when mummy makes a silly face or daddy makes a silly noise.
All in all it was a good Christmas, we got some great photos and video of him in his little Christmas outfit next to our minuscule tree sitting on his little couch with his presents pilled up around him.
Peace out all and happy new years for tonight.

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