Viral gastroenteritis sucks

It all started with little F’er 2.2 having some diarrhea. No biggie – it happens, or so they say.  Of course, it quickly turned into painful diaper rash on top of diarrhea.  Still nothing I haven’t been through before.


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GoDaddy Managed WordPress Hosting Review – Part 3

This post is part 3 of my comments on Godaddy’s Managed WordPress hosting platform.

Part 1 discusses how I wound up using GoDaddy for a wordpress site.


Part 2 discusses my initial impressions, including differences from standard wordpress self-hosted accounts and initial performance thoughts.

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Hosting a High Traffic WordPress Blog – GoDaddy Managed WordPress Review (Part 2)

This is a continuation from my post on how I wound up selecting GoDaddy as my first choice for a collegue’s high traffic wordpress blog.

First, I did hear back from GoDaddy on any traffic limits with the Managed WordPress platform.  There are no limits on any information that are served from cache, but for uncached information, they set a limit of 100 concurrent connections.  As I said in the previous post, 25 concurrent connections would be tough to saturate without a configuration error, so essentially there are no limits.  We’ll have to see how performance fares once the server is packed with accounts.  I’ll get to my performance observations later.

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Hosting a high traffic WordPress blog – GoDaddy Managed WordPress review (Part 1)

This is my first post in trying to write-up my process of monetizing a website.

Just to be clear, at this time, this blog is NOT hosted at GoDaddy, so don’t use the performance of this blog as an example of what you can expect.  I got involved with GoDaddy’s Managed WordPress product because I am helping a colleague out who has a high traffic blog on and he wanted to move it to a self-hosted account in order to monetize it. does a great job of hosting, but they are restrictive on what you are allowed to post when it comes to ads and affiliate links.

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How to Monetize a Website (with Adsense)

I’ve been doing a lot of work lately with a few collegues to try to maximize income from their websites.  I figured it was worth taking the time to write-up the lessons I’ve learned, as I’ve learned a lot.  Some of the information you can find elsewhere, but it was not easy for me to find a lot of it.  I’ve been involved in many different aspects of the website development, so it may take some time on my part to figure out the best way to organize the information.  Also, it will take me some time to get all of the articles written up.

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Lamborcuzzi – patent pending

I’m watching How I Met your Mother, as the misses likes to watch it and I find it is a good show for me to browse the internet to, and Barney (Neil Patrick Harris) mentions how he always wanted a Lamborghini with a Jacuzzi in it.  And then a few moments later he refers to it as a Lamborcuzzi and he mentions “patent pending”.  I’ve noticed that in the past on the show, they will mention made up websites which the network actually registers and puts show related content.  I was just curious if they had done anything with the term lamborcuzzi.  First I do a search for the horribly mispelled “lamborcusi” and for one of the very few times in my life, Google gave the “your search did not match any documents”.  Wow – not a single mention?  I then realized I must have mispelled it.  After coming up with the correct spelling – lamborcuzzi – I found a mere one match.  Unfortunately, HIMYM did not apply for a patent on such an incredible (and expensive) idea.

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Sharp stabbing pain in top of ankle

This is one weird, but horrible, pain I’ve got.  I first had this about a year ago.  It came out of the blue and was a sharp stabbing pain, like a dagger.  The location was odd as well – right on the top of my foot where my leg meets my foot.  The pain was so strong that I wasn’t sure if it was also on the side of my foot – the lateral outside side mostly.  It would be extremely strong, enough to knock the wind out of me, and then it might pulsate a bit, but then go away completely within a minute or two.  It might come back again in a minute, or not come back for an hour or two.

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Basement Flooding Remediation – drying it out – Part 2

Continued from Part 1 – on becoming a basement flooding expert…

As I was out of town when the basement flooded, the first thing I did was call our homeowner’s insurance which was Allstate at that time.  The woman who answered was super friendly and said I don’t need to worry and should do whatever I could to clean up the basement now so that I won’t have bigger expenses down the road.

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The beginning – and dealing with a bit of mold

Yes – I would say I qualify as an expert in basement flooding.  Not quite an expert in PREVENTING basement flooding, but maybe someday I will be there. This all started about 5 years ago when I bought a house that had basement flooding issues.  Of course, the previous owners said the flooding occurred because there was no backup pump and there was a power outage.

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Extra tall fireplace grate needed

I’m a first time fireplace owner and finally deciding it’s time to set-up the fireplace for use. I’ve been doing some reading and I think I’ve got most of the parts figured out. The damper seems to work fine and I can see up to the top of the chimney. There is a vent on the back wall of the fireplace that seems to be set-up to allow fresh air in from outside. There is a trap door on the bottom that I’m told is a place to sweep the ashes – although I can’t tell where it leads exactly. Perhaps it’s just meant to hold the ashes until I vacuum them out.

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