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Signs of the Times

Via Softlayer’s private forums from Tris at Seeksadmin.com: Sign over a Gynecologist’s Office: “Dr. Jones, at your cervix.” In a Podiatrist’s office: “Time wounds all heels.” On a Septic Tank Truck: Yesterday’s Meals on Wheels At a Proctologist’s door: “To expedite your visit, please back in.” On a Plumber’s truck: “We repair what your husband fixed.” On another Plumber’s truck: “Don’t sleep with a drip. Call your plumber.” On a Church’s Bill board: “7 days without God makes one weak.” At a Tire Shop in Milwaukee : “Invite us to your next blowout.” At a Towing company: “We don’t charge an arm and a leg. We want tows.” On an Electrician’s truck: “Let us remove your shorts.” In a Nonsmoking Area: “If we see smoke, we will assume you are on fire and take appropriate action.” On a Maternity Room door: “Push. Push. Push.” At an Optometrist’s Office: “If you don’t see what you’re looking for, you’ve come to the right place.” On a Taxidermist’s window: “We really know our stuff.” On a Fence: “Salesmen welcome! Dog food is expensive!” At a Car Dealership: “The best way to get back on your feet – miss a car payment.” Outside a…

Techy: The Season To Do Tech Support

From my current webhost’s blog – an article about it “being the season to do tech support and how we techies do seem to spend our “downtime” (such as weekends, Christmas, Easter etc) fixing other peoples computers. I can guarantee that any weekend I go around to see my parents, I’ll spend an hour “optimising” my Dad’s PC (antivirus checks, Windows updates, spyware removal etc etc) – and the only reason I don’t think I’ll be doing the same this Christmas is as I’ll only be doing a “flying visit” for around an hour before I go off to my Partner’s parents.

Techy: New Hosting Solutions

A few months back, my blog (and websites) were relocated to another server solution. Why? Well, I had originally upgraded from a Positive Internet shared hosting account to their “Dolphin” Dedicated Server as I was using up a few too many resources. I then switched to EV1Servers (now part of The Planet) as they were much cheaper (being US based). When they paid the “Linux License fee” to SCO Scum, I ditched them and went to The Planet. Once they started going downhill support wise, I then moved down to a VPS with UnixShell. However, I had big plans for a site which I’ve now ditched and the VPS just wasn’t big enough – so I upgraded for nearly a year to a Dedicated Server with Softlayer. But that was posing too expensive for my needs (since I didn’t really need a Dual Processor 4Gb 2x250Gb machine for my sites!). So I’ve now switched to the UK VPS hosting outfit Memset on their VPS “Miniserver 512” package. For that Xen powered VPS, I’m getting the Equivalent CPU of a Pentium 4 2.4 GHz processor, a minimum of 512Mb RAM, 40Gb disc space, 80Gb bandwidth allowance on a 10Mbps connection (I…