Category Archives: My Hobbies

RSS Subscriber Poll

RSS Subscriber Poll

If you are reading this from an RSS feed, could you please post a
comment?  I'm comparing webalizer traffic stats for my rss.xml
files and I'm trying to get an idea of how many real subscribers I
have.  I'm guessing three.


My firewall was the problem

I have a wireless access point and firewall combo that protects my meager home network from the Internet. Yesterday, I disabled the wireless interface (since I wasn't using it) and all seemed well.

My caution was rewarded with inconvenience. Even though the firewall settings displayed no changes, port translation was affected. Since the disabling the wireless connection was the only difference, I heeded my little voice and turned it back on. I changed the port number for the source, saved the settings and retried. All was well. I changed it back on a hunch; still working.

Just to make sure, disabled the wireless interface, again changed the port numbers for the translation–no workie. I had the wrong firmware installed on my firewall–Rev B vs. Rev A. Downloaded new firmware, installed, reset, all fixed.

Update:  I'm reposting this from work to make sure all is fine remotely. –Now twice–

Empty Bowls and Springfield Pottery

Empty Bowls

Nathan and Jen from Springfield Pottery hold a fundraiser each year for the local food pantry, Ozarks Food Harvest. For a minimum contribution of $20.00, you can select a handcrafted bowl made by area clay artists and dine on a simple meal fo soup and bread provided by area restaurants. There will be a silent auction and music by The Garbonzos.

Empty Bowls takes place Friday, September 12, 2003 from 7:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at Springfield Pottery, 301 Park Central West, Springfield, MO. Tickets go on sale this Friday, August 8, available at the studio. Call 417-864-4677 or email for details.

Site Update

To the three regular readers of house of warwick:

I think we are through the storm with Radio. It's functioning again and posting is working correctly. Archives have been republished, it's responding to NNW and I've got category publishing running.

Thanks for sticking with me through all of this. I'm going to pull some of the posts I did at and put them here too.


New domain and transition

I've registered a new domain name and will spend the next week making the move to a separate server for the weblog. My new host will give me stats that Userland won't. I think it's time for Userland to make some changes in how their hosted service works. I'm happy to pay for a product with good features, but after six months of using it, I'm frustrated by the poor organization of support information, no stats for your weblog (the refer page doesn't count–newbies don't get a lot of referred hits).

Make some changes soon before you lose more customers.

I'll keep everyone updated about the transition.