Login or register:

Imageserver Favorite:

Portfolio Galleries:

Recent Subjects:
5-inch sky robot
Vacuum printing
Farnsworth Fusor



Jon Sullivan
Mark Blair

New Articles:

Southern California Glider Landout Database
5-Inch Sky Robot
FDM in Vacuum
Hacktastic e-bike
Farnsworth Fusor
Land Anchor
Custom Discovery Roof Rack
August, 2012 - Sierra Backpacking
July 22nd, 2012 - Hiking in Santa Barbara
July 15th, 2012 - Valley of Fire
May 5th, 2012 - Afton Canyon
April 28th, 2012 - Devils Playground
Alpine Tripod
Convict Creek Trail
January 2012 - Mustangs
January 3rd, 2012 - Heart Lake
August 7th, 2011 - Kelso Dunes
August 5th, 2011 - Lundy Canyon Hike
August 2011, Mammoth Archery
Birds in the garden
June 4th, 2011 - San Gorgonio
May 29th, 2011 - Sequoia National Forest
April 23rd, 2011 - Living Desert
April 2nd, 2011 - Death Valley
March 8th, 2011 - Mountain Palm Springs
February 13th, 2011 - Iron Smelt
November 13th, 2010 - Mojave
October, 2010 - Mammoth
September, 2010 - Mammoth
September, 2010 - Duck Lake Trail Backpacking
Iron bloom forging
August 28th, 2010 - Mt. San Jacinto
OSM Import: US Designated Wilderness
July 25th, 2010 - Mojave Mustangs
July 17th, 2010 - Mojave Exploration
Bloomery furnace iron smelting
Open Street Map: Mojave Project
June 13th, 2010 - Mojave
June 6th, 2010 - El Cajon Trails
Wolf Mountain Sanctuary
Carrizo Gorge
March 28th, 2010 - Salton Sea
March 21st, 2010 - South Main Divide
March 13th, 2010 - Anza Borrego Wildflowers
March 7th, 2010 - CSULB Japanese Garden
February 2010 - Mammoth
Dakota and Asha Celebrate Christmas, 2009
November 21st, 2009 - Mojave Road
November 14th, 2009 - Anza Borrego
Exploring The East Mojave: The Afton Canyon Area
Broken flex plate
Remote Image Serving
Astro/night photography in Inyo National Forest
Wild Mustang Sightings
September 26th, 2009 - Night Photography In Frazier Park
August 15th, 2009 - Catalina dive trip
January 24th, 2009 - Mojave Exploration
July 2008 Mammoth Vacation
President Barack Obama!
Rachel Maddow
Big Geek
Barack Obama
April 12th, 2008 - Wildflowers and Landmarks
My Grandfather's Alfa Romeo Spider
March 8th, 2008 - Carrizo Plain
Bridge To Nowhere
High Availability
October 20th, 2007 - Big Bear Camping
October 22nd, 2007 - Fire
Scottish Highlands, Aug 7th, 2006
Scottish Highlands, Aug 6th, 2006
August 5th, 2007 - Duck Lake Trail
May 26th, 2007 - Kelso Dunes
Culloden Battlefield, Aug 5th, 2006
May 20th, 2006 - Irwindale Renaissance Faire
Edinburgh, Aug 4th, 2006
The Clifs of Moher, Aug 3rd, 2006
The Burren, Aug 2nd, 2006
Bunratty Castle, Aug 1st, 2006
May 5th, 2007 - Mojave
Truck Audio/Data Network
2007 - Master Bath Remodel
Centrum: Exit
The Ring of Kerry, Jul 31st, 2006
Nikon D200
Victory in 2006!
Blarney and Killarney, Jul 30th, 2006
Dublin and Cork, Jul 29th, 2006
Dublin, Jul 27th & 28th, 2006
What Can I Do?
April 30th, 2006 - Anza Borrego
New desktop: Intel 805 D
Macro Photography
Jan 7th and 14th, 2006 - Hiking
Whiting Ranch Hiking
Digital Photography with Linux
September 5th, 2005 - Living Desert
August 19th, 2005 - Mammoth
Hiking and Photography
July 30th, 2005 - Tucker Wildlife Sanctuary
Nikon D70
Death, Fright and Photography
Mmmmmm Eggs
Inova T4
May 14th, 2005 - Red Rock
April 2nd, 2005 - Death Valley
Count Every Vote Act of 2005
Image Archiving
Linear Logic ScanGuage
Gentoo Linux
November 6, 2004 - Mojave
Super Tuesday, 2004
John Kerry
Irish Stew
Ireland, 2004
Canon A80 Camera
Jul 25, 2004 - Death Valley
Chronic Hiccups
May 4th, 2004
Landscaping - My Front Slope
Stump Pullin' Yeeee Haw!
Feb 22nd, 2004
Feb 16th, 2004
PostgreSQL Logfile Analysis
Mountains? Desert? Jan 30th, 2004
Jan 28th, 2004
Ceiling Cargo Basket
Front Bumper Version 2
Exide Orbitals
Land Rover Valve Jobs
The Matrix: Revolutions
Halloween 2003
Greg Davis CDL Linkage
Mom's Turkey Gravy
Grandma's Guacamole
Top Nodes
Julian Pie Company
The KB1DIG 2-meter Halo Antenna
Incomming searches
Gardening is hard!
Aug 13th, 2003
SQL and Perl
Cancun 2003
Jul 9th, 2003
Aprs intelegence
Jun 17th, 2003
Some People's Comments
Dakota is a silly dog
The Matrix: Reloaded
Chris' Stage Bottle Harness
April 23rd, 2003
Cracked Radiator!
Black Wednesday
DVD Burning Under Linux
My Satellite Phone
My Near-Death Experience
Laser Cannon Revival
Front Bumper, Version 2
The Critters
KPC 3 Plus and HTX-252
My House
Moving, moving moving...
Mobile 1
Portola Hills
New new house
Suse Linux
Database images
In Truck Dr. Pepper
My Favorite Toilet
Kelso Dunes
Desert Trips
Late Thoughts: Dr. Pepper Cooler
265/75-R16 Tires on a DII
George W. Bush
Horses Sep 14 2002
August 17th Yukon Dives
Less notifications
My Custom Front Bumper
Bracketless, Renamable Links
Discreet Winch
Jul 28 2002 Day Trip
My Firewall
Jedi Group, my T1 and money
A Bumperless Discovery!
My Custom Rear Bumper
Vanessa's 24th Birthday
Jun 30th Dive to Long Beach Canyon
PHP/PostgreSQL String Quoting
Tonsillectomy, Uvulaectomy and Turbinite Reduction
Searching functionality
240 Watt CO2 Laser Cannon
My Workspace
Dr. Pepper
The Tulsa Rib Company
The quality of hard disks these days
Email notification of articles
Email notification of comments
erikburrows.com source code
User Bios
User Preferences
Login feature
Renisance Faire Jun 9, 2002
Computers hate me, and it is mutual.
Star Wars Sucks!
Horses, Jun 1, 2002
Land Rover Mileage
Insomnia, Robin goes evil.
100 Watt Diode Laser Test Firing 1
Amateur Radio
The Matrix
2001: A Space Odyssey
TDI Deco Class
Horses, Apr 30, 2002
My Truck Batteries
My Truck
Vasquez Rocks
The Zope Bible
Mojave Apr-12-2002
100 Watt Diode Laser
The New www.erikburrows.com
Hunter the Kitty
Yukon May-13-2001
Matts Desert Pics
Mojave Feb-10-2001
Mojave Apr-01-2001
Programming Languages
Ironage Jul-4-2001
Mojave Jan-27-2001
Ironage Feb-03-2001
Mojave Jun-09-2001
Jedi Group
Jedi Group, my T1 and money   -   2002/07/12Viewed 481 times this month, last update: 2002/07/29

Well, Jedi Group Inc. is out of money. I stopped billing web-hosting clients a few months ago, after I lost the only large client ($300/month), since by that point it almost cost more to bill people than the money it brought in.
So, Jedi Group has just enough money to pay Verio for the T1 till the end of the month, and pay for the install of my new COX business class cablemodem. The T1 is great, I love it, but I just can't take up the $700/month bill. So, we go from 1.5Mb/sec to 128kb/sec. The transition will probably mean a few hours of downtime for this site, and the others I host, like JonSullivan.com and JunkNet.com but it shouldn't be too bad. Assuming COX gets on the stick and gets me installed before the end of the month!
There should be about a week of connectivity overlap, where the cablemodem and the T1 are both operational, and durring that time DNS will be migrated. Then, while both are still on-line, I'll start pointing www.* records to the new address. By the end of the month, I should be seeing no traffic on the T1, and I can just turn it off without pissing anyone off. Of course, it never works out that way. :-(
Anyone who wants web hosting, (mysql, postgres, php, cgi, mail, pop, imap, dns) and is willing to kick in a few bucks will help out a lot. Of course, I'm not about to go less than a cablemodem, so I guess there isn't too much to worry about.
For those of you concerned that I am now relegated to 'net connectivity for common folk, rest easy. When I move out of my apartment in 5 months, I'll try to get a cheap T1 again.

Update: 07/19/2002:

My firewall, with the cablemodem on top, next to my Exide/AT&T UPS
COX just finished installing my new cablemodem. I'm going to have a lot more space in my cabinet (See: My Workspace) once I take out the NIU, CSU/DSU and router. Sigh. Anyway, now I have to figure out how I'm going to route the thing. I've only got 5 addresses, so I have to do some trickery in the firewall to allow all eight of my computers to use it. I'll probably write an article about that. (See: My Firewall)

Update: 07/23/2002:
Ok, I've begun the switch to the cablemodem. The firewall is doing the magic, and I am slowly pointing DNS over to the new address. If you're one of those on a super-fast internet connection, you may see a slower response time from the server. Sorry, can't be helped. Crappy-ass cablemodems....

Update: 07/29/2002:
I just turned off my T1 equipment, and put the cablemodem ethernet cable into port 1 of my switch (the most prestigious port). Sigh. The cablemodem gets the job done, but just barely.
On the up side, I re-figured out how to connect to the serial console port of my Compaq Netelligent 5226a switch. It needs hardware flow control to be off. How wonderful. I'm cranky! Guess I need to do some SCUBA diving...

Matt Bell (2002-07-12): What a bummer. I like the new viewed counter at the top of each article!

Erik (2002-07-12): Thanks! I'm sure it's very confusing though, since it doesn't count views of the article if you see it just by going to the main page (which shows the 4 most recent articles). You have to click on it either in the 'new stuff' box, or from a link in another article. I love databases. PostgreSQL rocks.

Matt Bell (2002-07-23): Just count yourself lucky that you can even get cable modem service. I am stuck with this crappy 400K dsl at the office...

Erik (2002-07-23): Phffft! To get a static IP address on a cablemodem, you have to get 'business class service', wich costs a lot more. So, I only got 128kbit/second both directions. $250/month.

Matt Bell (2002-07-23): Holy crap! At those prices you might as well stick with the T-1! That's an awful lot for an ISDN line. Are you without DSL coverage in your neck of the woods? You might even look into fixed wireless broadband. Some areas have it where you have a little patch antenna outside and a 10MB connection.

Erik (2002-07-23): Sorry, I was remembering wrong, I got a 256down/128up connection for $145/mo. It's pretty slow, so maybe I'll go to 512/384.

Erik (2002-07-23): Oh, and I checked on 'alternate' uplink providers, including wireless and satilite. No go. No go on DSL too, since I don't connect directly to a C.O. My POTS lines go straight into a fibre hut, then ride a SONET ring to the C.O.

NoNameBob (2006-09-15): Wow.. amazing how much prices have changed and speed as well since this was written

See also: Suse Linux


Email me!

Erik Griffin Burrows and ErikBurrows.com are not responsible for any damage or loss caused by viewing this site, or actions taken as a result of reading any part of this site. Articles and comments on this site should not be taken as legal, medical, scientific, engineering, botanical, dietary or any other kind of professional direction. This site is not affiliated with any business institution.

You get the idea. This site is just another big pile of misinformed, uneducated, unsolicited opinion, and should be judged as no more truthful or accurate as anything else on the internet.

Don't Panic!