Peter 'Happy' Thomas (happypete) wrote,
Peter 'Happy' Thomas
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Well, neat...

I found this while trying to find other broken links. I didn't know this at the time, but my company was cited in an article by Kathy Yakal in netWorker, an ACM Press publication. Apparently we were one of the few business set up to process the then-promising-yet-ill-fated CyberCoin micropayments system.

Ah, those were the days. In any event, if you have references to https://www.painless-computing.com/peteandpam, replace them with http://www.painless-computing.com/peteandpam (i.e. non-SSL). After the business was retired, we moved to New Jersey and had "consumer-grade" broadband with no static addresses. At that time, we maintained our personal site behind a cable modem firewall, and used SSL + dynamic DNS to beat the dyn. IP and the firewall on port 80. Our old server is moth-balled, but our dear friend RS has been kind enough to host the content on one of his servers.

Now that we have a static address, I could fire up the server and set it up in the DMZ, but I find I just don't have the time, energy, or passion to maintain personal hosting any more..keeping my client's systems up and running seems to satisfy my needs on that front quite well.
Tags: geeking, nostalgia, painless computing
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