Down-time = new server

So obviously I haven't posted since July. It's really due to a combination of laziness and business (a strange combination, I know), but I've decided to blame it on my web server dying instead. I can't really be upset about it since at the time of death, it had a contiguous up-time of over a year. So, I used the opportunity to upgrade my main gaming PC, with the plan being to pass it's guts down to the web server. Then, my coworker randomly decided to give me some brand new parts he had purchased for a server he never built. So now the server is sitting pretty in a massive, modded full-tower I used to use, which now contains a sweet Soyo server-grade motherboard and dual Opterons:

See that nice clean floor there? I used to not be able to walk into my server closet. Then I FreeCycled all this crap:

I still kept a lot of stuff, but it's nice to be able to walk around in there again. It even gave me a chance to reorganize the networking stuff going into the closet:

While I'm showing computer pics, I guess I can show my desk:

My new gaming build includes a 45nm Intel quad core overclocked to 4Ghz, 4 gigabytes of ram, and a sound card that does on-the-fly DTS encoding through an optical connection to some pretty kick-ass 5.1 speakers. It sounds shit-your-pants good.

On the comics front, I'll be attending another local con this weekend where the guest of honor is one of my personal heroes, Bruce Campbell. I can't wait.

Anyways, I'm going to try to post on here more often than I have been. I've added a Programming section at the top of the site. I figured since I spend most of my time doing that, I should have an area devoted to it here. Hopefully it will end up containing my thoughts about various coding-related things, rants about the deranged things other programmers do and say, and even some actual code too. My web server is also my Subversion server, so maybe that can be tied into the site somehow too.