I needed to get some business cards, and the usual thing is to use QR codes that have a tiny URL name, that then redirect to your real web site. Easy, right?
Well most people use ‘public’ servers like bit.ly & friends. In china many people I do business with use 1688.com . But this got me thinking, 1688 is a FOUR letter domain, unlike any of the three letter ones that seem to be more common. I know all the one, two and three letter domains are all gone, but are there any four letter domains?
Well ChicagoVPS was bought out, and then they kind of downgraded me from a Xeon to an Atom.. And now they are creeping up the rates. So I saw a special on lowendbox.com for Joe’s Datacentre. I’ll be moving onto a dual proc Xeon L5420 CPU. Maybe not the highest end of boxes, but better than some atom.
I don’t think it’ll mean anything for anyone, other than a blip of an outage when I shut down KVM, and transfer over the blog VM, and update DNS.
I’ve already moved over my BBS and it’s running just fine. Not that it matters but I moved out the ‘vpsland‘ share to another low end cheapo dedicated box at Joe’s for well over a month now, making my decision to move justified.
The new hosting is in Kansas City MO, which is still geographically central in the United States of America. Id love to host it in Hong Kong, but I’ve only received absolutely insane prices out here. And even though I do have a commercial grade internet connection, getting more IP addresses has been an impossibility.
I saw this and had to chuckle, but no it really is a real want ad.
Wanted: PIGEON BOTHERER
Salary: £30,000 + benefits
After a numerous amount of complaints from residents and visitors over recent months, the city council is looking for a unique individual to fill the position of ‘Pidgeon Botherer’ during peak shopping hours in order to keep the flying vermin off of the main high street.
With a competitive salary, a pigeon costume and a poking device all provided by the council, the ideal applicant will be able to show that they can successfully scare the pigeons enough to never return to the area. Creativity and innovation in scaring pigeons is a must.
Open auditions for the role will commence at 9:00am. Costume is optional but very welcome.