Monthly Archive for March, 2009

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Cheap Webhosting Comparisons

A friend of mine called me the other day, and asked “where can I host a cheap website?” He knows I have 20 or 30 websites that I run personally, and another 100 or so for work, so I’m his “in the know” guy.

I told him my personal websites were hosted at Dreamhost, but that I use one of the PS servers, due to load issues on my sites, so I wouldn’t qualify what I’m doing with Dreamhost as “cheap” even though it’s a fantastic value and that he should look at as I’ve heard that have a great list of the Best Cheap Web Hosting options available.

They have a great list of good cheap hosts, on their front page, but the real power of their site is their search engine of cheap web hosting companies and plans. I found a few good free plans for him: some really good ones in the $5/month range, and a bunch of good options in the under $10/month range. But they don’t stop with just “cheap” web hosting plans. They also have lots of dedicated server plans in their database too, which while I wouldn’t consider “cheap” per se, I value the ability to find all of the options available to me in one place.

I’ll definitely look at them if I ever need to find a cheap web host again.

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Bigger Stronger Faster

I just watched a documentary called “Bigger Strong Faster” while on the plane ride home from a funeral.

It was an interesting commentary on the effects of steroids inside a family, but also on the effects of steroids on the whole American culture… or maybe it was the effects of the American culture on the use of steroids.

Well written and directed documentary, that I’d encourage everyone to watch.

$17 for the DVD from Amazon.

Advanced Search in

Why doesn’t have “advanced search” features?

I’d really really like to see Apple add a way to quickly search for a certain value in the “from” field, and another in the “subject line”.

I konw they have “smart mailboxes” and that’s useful for things I want to have quickly accessible over and over, but for quick one off searches, a way to do a quick advanced search would be really helpful.

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Social Media is weird

If someone “friends” me on facebook, I usually just accept the request and move on. Sometimes people I really don’t know friend me… and I have no idea why. Take this recent facebook chat for example:

Charley: hi

John: hi there

Charley: you not talking to me for a wile

John: not for a long time

Charley: lol

John: do we actually know each other? I can’t remember…

Charley: hm…
Charley: no…/

John: so, why are we friends on facebook?

Charley: hm.. dont no

John: lol.
John: that’s classic.

Charley: so you wont to be m8s

John: we’ve never met
John: how could we me mates?

Charley: dont no up to u

John: lol

I unfriended him after that, btw.

the end of any nation

“You cannot legislate the poor into freedom by legislating the wealthy out of freedom. What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving. The government can not give to anybody anything the government does not first take from somebody else. When half of the people get the idea that they do not have to work because the other half is going to take care of them, and when the other half gets the idea that it does no good to work because somebody else is going to get what they work for, that my dear friend is about the end of any nation. You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it.”
Dr. Adrian Rogers 1931-2005

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Great quotes, courtesy of Peter Shankman

Read these quotes today, courtesy of Peter Shankman, on a listserv I’m on:

For once you have tasted flight you will walk the earth with your eyes turned skywards, for there you have been and there you will long to return. 
– Leonardo da Vinci

“Come to the edge.”  “We might fall.” “Come to the edge.” “It’s too high!” “Come to the edge. ” And they came,  and he pushed,  And they flew.  —  Guillaume Apollinaire   

I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand. Confucius 

Fortune favors the bold. Virgil

Courage doesn’t always shout. Sometimes it is the quiet voice at the end of the day that says, “I will try again tomorrow”. 

It does not matter how slowly you go so long as you do not stop. – Confucius 

Cielos Azules
(blue skies)

Just laugh. Be safe. Love life. 

“Every morning in Africa, a gazelle wakes up. It knows it must outrun the fastest lion or it will be killed. Every morning in Africa, a lion wakes up. It knows it must run faster than the slowest gazelle, or it will starve. It doesn’t matter whether you’re a lion or a gazelle-when the sun comes up, you’d better be running.” – Anonymous

“Somewhere in the world someone is training when you are not. When you race him, he will win.” – Tom Fleming

The only easy day was yesterday – USN SEAL HQ motto

“The road to success is always under construction”

“The only difference between stumbling blocks and stepping stones, is how we use them”

“When you see someone putting on his running shoes,
you can be pretty sure that an adventure is about to happen.”
                                                –  Winnie the Pooh

The reason someone wants to rain on your parade is because they don’t have one of their own.

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