Webfusion – the saga continues.

August 15th, 2008 by Futt

Looks like my “friends” at Webfusion are not about to let go. They’ve charged me for another month of service (and I’m using the term “service” very liberally here), and has decided to ignore my queries into the matter completely.

So I guess my next course of action will be to contact my CC issuer, contest the charges, and put a block on any further charges from them.

Update: Fantastic, 3 weeks later and they update my ticket:
We have recently received your email request to cancel. In order to proceed with your request you will need to contact our VPS Team on 0845 0722 881.

Time to move?

July 25th, 2008 by Futt

Due to some performance (and customer support..) issues with my current host, I am considering moving my domains and stuff off my Webfusion Virtual Private Server (VPS). The options currently under consideration is another VPS provider, such as Slicehost, and Amazon EC2/S3 or similar “cloud computing” offer. Google App Engine is one option, but it’s currently not publicly available and I would have to learn Python…

Right now, the Amazon EC2 option looks kinda tempting, but with their rather arcane pricing scheme I’m not entirely sure what that would cost me.

Update 26/07/2008: I have decided to move to a different VPS host, and will be setting up a shiny new virtual server with Slicehost shortly. That means moving stuff, and updating DNS records. There might be some downtime this weekend ;)

One Last Update:

The move to the new server has begun! The sites will be going down one by one as they are moved, to come back up once DNS has been updated. This can take as much as a few hours.

See you  on the new server!

Asus Eee PC 900

June 23rd, 2008 by Futt

So I got mine! Actually, I am typing this post on it. It’s not available in Norway yet, but a traveling colleague got one for me in the Netherlands. Damn this thing is tiny, and oh so sexy. Of course I got the 20GB Linux version, running a custom Xandros Linux.

This machine really is a beauty. Weighing in at under a kilogram, it’s so tiny it’ll almost fit in your coat pockets. Working with the tiny keyboard takes some getting used to but once you get the hang of it it’s really quite refreshing. You don’t have to move your hands at all while typing for one…

Of course, leaving this thing in it’s pristine factory default setup would be a complete waste, so the first thing I did when I had unpacked it was to tweak the hell out of it. Read on for some of the things you may want to do to yours when you get one, as you should!! Read the rest of this entry »


November 18th, 2007 by Futt

HP Invent As of December 1st, the entire IS (Information Services) department at my current employer is getting outsourced to an alliance between Hewlett-Packard and British Telecom. As a part of that project, I’ll be transferring to HP this December. Went to Oslo this weekend for the HP 2008 Kickoff and had a good time with some of my future colleagues. More as events unfold!

The Pirate Bay takes over IFPI.com

October 15th, 2007 by Futt

The Pirate BayEver heard of The International Federation of the Phonographic Industry – or IFPI? Somehow, through a donation from a third party, The Pirate Bay has gotten hold of the domain, ifpi.com. The original owners probably let the domain expire and someone snagged it before they could correct the mistake.

Torrentfreak has a brief interview with Brokep, of The Piratebay fame. Well played, mateys!