Yes: I AM alive. And the site is alive too.
The past week was an amazingly stressful ordeal. Organizing all the moving details for the business was a lot of work, as was keeping tabs on our regular work, all of which we were doing minus one employee. This Saturday completed my very first seven-day work week.
Bell flaked our on their installation date for our telephone line, and so we had to move around our phone system person quite a bit. If there's one thing I've learned from this whole experience it's not to rely on third parties.
I had to completely pull apart our server enclosure at the old office so that it could be transferred to the new office. I got basic functionality running at 9PM that evening and came in the next day, Saturday, to restore everything to its rightful working order. There were a couple of minor quirks which I worked with Andrew over the phone to resolve.
You may have noticed one unfortunate side effect was that the relocation of my servers screwed up my DNS records. There should have been much less downtime, but I had a losing argument with my BIND config files that eventually resulted in me throwing up my hands deleting all my domains records so that I could re-enter them from scratch. That seems to have worked.
Things were still messy when I left, but all in all I'm very happy with the new office. Now that we've painted it, it looks lovely and has a slice of character. With our stuff in there it now looks like our space, which is good. The new office is going to be easier to work in, in more ways than one.
Despite all the business and the stress, this is all leaving me with a rewarding feeling of having helped build something with my own two hands. And now, I'm chillaxing with Jen H. in Pender Harbour. The sun is shining, the ocean is nearby, drinks are plentiful (we made that last one happen ourselves).
Hope you're all doing good and well-wishes to everyone.
Posted on August 4, 2009 07:27 PM
I hope you have a really good vacation!Posted on August 5, 2009 05:22 PM