Changing Servers

I’ve outgrown my webserver! I’ve been using an OpenVZ virtual private server through Network Redux out in Portland, Oregon. A friend recommended CoreNetworks.net located in East Lansing, Michigan. CoreNetworks.net has a dedicated server package that is quite affordable with many upgrades to what I currently have. Check out the comparison.

Network Redux VPS:

Debian 5.0
OpenVZ Hypervisor
256MB RAM
10GB Hard Drive
500 GB Transfer

CoreNetworks.net dedicated server:

Ubuntu Server 9.10
Intel 2.66GHz Processor
2048MB RAM
80GB Hard Drive
1,000 GB Transfer

Also, I’m going to have 3 public IP addresses to distribute among a few virtual machines that I’ll run. Maybe I’ll start using the server for something more than just web services.

Moving WordPress

Because of my change to tumblr, I had to move my old site to a temporary location while I copy content over. Here’s the SQL I ran to update the blog’s new domain information.

UPDATE wp_posts SET guid = replace(guid, ‘http://www.old-domain.com’,’http://www.new-domain.com’);

UPDATE wp_posts SET post_content = replace(post_content, ‘http://www.old-domain.com’, ‘http://www.new-domain.com’);

http://codex.wordpress.org/Moving_WordPress

http://www.mydigitallife.info/2007/10/01/how-to-move-wordpress-blog-to-new-domain-or-location/

iPhone 3G v3.1.2 on T-Mobile

I’ve moved my iPhone 3G from AT&T to T-Mobile’s “Even More Plus” fully unlimited plan for $79.99 a month. I’m gaining unlimited minutes, but losing 3G and visual voice mail. I only had 3G enabled 5% of the time anyways, to try and save battery power.

After jail breaking the device with blackra1n, installing sn0w, and inserting my T-Mobile SIM card, these are the settings I have used:

Springboard (aka Home screen) > Settings > General > Network
Enable 3G – OFF
Data Roaming – ON
Cellular Data Network
Cellular Data
APN: epc.tmobile.com
Username: (blank)
Password: (blank)

MMS
APN: epc.tmobile.com
Username: (blank)
Password: (blank)
MMSC: mms.msg.eng.t-mobile.com/mms/wapenc
MMS Proxy: (blank)
MMS Max Message Size: (blank)
MMS UA Prof URL: (blank)

After a reboot, everything worked great!