As You Know, We’ve Had Some Problems

July 23, 2009

About Website Hosting

When we first decided to go away from free, I had no idea just how crazy hosting your own site would be. We went with a very popular shared host, installed WordPress, and off we went.

Over time, though, that site began to bog down. We were getting lots of good traffic, but no matter what I tried (and my knowledge at the time was very low), I couldn’t get the site to move faster.

Then problems really started when our traffic started getting into the thousands of unique hits every day, topping out at about 10,000 on election day.

Then something astonishing happened. Well, it was astonishing to me, but not to anyone with any sense. Our shared hosting company ditched us, and we had to move the site yet again. Would I be admitting to too much stupidity if I told you that happened twice?

Well, that was a long time ago, and I’ve finally learned all the lessons I should have learned before I started hosting my own website. And better yet, I’ve decided to share.

So if you have a site on a shared host, or really any type of host, there are some major things that no one will tell you that you really need to know. For instance, you could be having crazy amounts of spam bots accessing your site thousands of times a day and you won’t even know it unless you know where to look because most stat programs ignore bots.

Anyway, to read all that I’ve learned, click on the link below:

Shared Hosting Servers


A New Site With Some Funny Political Jokes…

February 18, 2009

Have created a new site that will have, and already does have, some funny political jokes that are being passed around by email.  The site is called Funny Email, and the relevant section would be here: Republican Jokes.

Obviously, most of the jokes I receive in emails are from conservative friends, so if you want to send me some liberal jokes, that would be fine.  I need a Democrat Jokes section, anyway.

Britain Adopts Sharia Law, Endorses Islamic Court System

September 16, 2008
That pretty much says it all, but to read a great article on the subject, go here:

The Battle for Britain is over.

Free Trade Is Behind America’s Economic Woes

September 15, 2008

This year’s campaign trail has been full of tales of how trade is hurting the U.S. economy. Yet John Murphy, in a posting on the blog of the U.S. Chamber Of Commerce, claims that trade with other nations is actually a boon to our economy.

Read what he has to say here.

Just How Many Reasons Are There To Despise “The View”?

September 15, 2008

More than I can possibly count. And over at The Daily Soap Box you will find that the latest reason by itself should be enougn for anyone.

Read: Why I Hate The View: Reason Nine

More ACORN Vote Fraud Attempts

September 15, 2008

Wow, another surprising story.  Who would have ever thought that this community organizing group would be corrupt?

They are in trouble in multiple states.  Read about it at Stop the ACLU.

Lunch with the Blogroll: 9-12-08

September 12, 2008

Coyote Blue-Jay: Personal Politics

The Bench: It’s Official: Local Attorney Is Mentally Deranged (Is He Dangerous?)

The Conservativ Guy: Pre-emptive Whining

Magdeburger Joe (Also Known As Magdeburger Chossid): BenTzion Twerski Resigns From Hikind’s Task Force on Child Abuse: My Thoughts/ Comments on Obama Campaign Meltdown

Gunservatively! Obama’s America: Compulsory Volunteerism

A Mom’s Viewpoint: No wonder the world prefers Obama

Michael Johns: The Hollow Candidacy of Barack Obama

Right Wing Wiz Kid: Kanjorski Avoids Barletta Debates

The Barnyard: Energy Action Alert

Maggie’s Notebook: While We Sleep

Monkey in the Middle: Gaza Strip , A military buildup Stop the ACLU: Conn. Paper: Tired of Attacking Palin A

ttacks ‘Angry’ Town of Wasilla Instead

American Truckers at War: So Lucky to be an American – Baxter Black

Darke Blog: Joe Biden – suffering from foot-in-mouth disease – gets two new babysitters

The Centrist: Newt Gingrich to Host Second Annual ‘Solutions Day’

Tony Phyrillas: ‘Obama’s Lost Years’

Jeremy E. Sarber & Friends: The Threat of the American Left

Copious Dissent: Barack Obama’s Tax Plan: Undoing Bill Clinton’s Welfare Reform