It’s been a while since my last update. After starting a new job I have been getting used to the adjustment. Last night I managed to find a bit of time to get some things in order which have played on my mind for the past few months. I have since done a server migration and moved my site hosting to Linode. This has allowed the doubling of available RAM on the server to improve performance for roughly the same price.
This has allowed me to setup the hosting of a private mail server. Something which I have been looking to try for a few years now. I’m looking forward to tweaking this and seeing what it’s capable of. The changes had brought this site down for the past 24 hours so that I can reprocess the SSL. I might look into this further to prevent downtime in the future and maybe write a quick post in future to share how.
Whilst doing the server migration and upon building the new mail server I encountered a fairly large issue. This issue caused the server to constantly stay at 100% CPU usage whilst my spam blocker service ran. After an hour of head scratching and confusion I managed to figure out that it was a configuration issue. This was due to the user an out of date configuration setup tutorial.
Not long until I’ll be a Dad!
I have also been busy preparing for the arrival of my first child. It’s pretty amazing how much such a small person in life would require at such a young age. The due date is tomorrow and I am getting anxious and very much looking forward to meeting him/her.
Between the end of march and beginning of May I attended NCT classes. These were recommended by most people I spoke to and have really helped in preparation. I’d definitely recommend them also to any new parents as they will teach you vital things going forward. As strange as it sound I think it helped the experience to sink in a little more and feel more ‘real’.
I’ve also picked up a couple of parenting books. One I would definitely recommend to new Dad’s is “The Expectant Dad’s Survival Guide” by Rob Kemp. It’s been full of seemingly great knowledge and shares experiences about the topics from other Dad’s.
Until Next Time