Fairly eventful day if not marked somewhat by physical inactivity

I wanted to work out this morning but hey, what I like about working out is that its easy to make excuses, right? So my excuse is I slept late and therefore woke up late and hence my life albeit unhealthy is, however, explained properly, for what that’s worth.

But first, CONGRATULATIONS MAUI. To anyone that wants to see a unique and special incident check that out. You got your celebrity, your big drama and suspense, your internet angle (for the techies) plus pics and everything to document it. Way to go.

Other things marking this day is the completion of 4 out 1,384,592 on my todo list. Primarily, I’ve started uploading Schu products on the Kikay Shop. I’ve uploaded 18, so there’s 423,382,782 to go. Then I billed 3 clients and submitted a ‘Kikay Shop Recommendations for the Holiday Season’ to a publication that will remain unnamed, but if you wanna know, check out the Inquirer on Wednesday.

Then I asked a question about local hosting (yes I’m thinking of hosting again) on PLUG’s mailing list, where respondents unfortunately explained what I already feared – that there is no such thing as affordable hosting in the Philippines. If you wanna know why, hosting in the Philippines is better for me since 79% of the site’s visitors are local. Well, ok I admit I just made that up but that’s a good guesstimate.

So in order for the site to load quickly, it’s better for it to be hosted locally. It’s just as simple as that. What’s not simple is that this involves PLDT, and hence all logic and sense goes out the window. Here in PLDT land we have events such as running two competing IDCs, or avoiding the need to hook up with competing telcos for *place – selfish – reason – here*. Then there’s their Vitro website which isn’t very reassuring, given its dead links and the fact it runs on IIS – a sign the sysads aren’t happy and their money isn’t being spent wisely right there.

Regardless, I think I’ve got an idea to resolve this (and yes, this has to be resolved). Specifics to follow but I’ll get there. In the meantime, the sites will be moved to the Cogent Network upon the recommendation of Peter Bryant, head brainiac at Rimuhosting. This will entail an IP change which I am wary of, but the resultant cost savings speaks volumes re the logic of such action.

Details to follow. For now dinner awaits.

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