Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Rice Wine (hooch)

Racked the 9/17 and 9/18 batches of rice wine or perhaps "hooch" from primary fermentation to glass jars with air locks (H/T to Terry for the recycled jars).  End product is close to a "value" Chardonnay after a week or so.  Experience says that a little bit of aging in the fridge produces a bit of Sake flavor.  Hence the secondary fermentation in glass.  Using Champagne yeast this time, first two were bread yeast.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012


New Linux hosting plan, no more "Front Page", root cleaned up and the other sites are up but needing a little attention.  PHP added for Joomla.

Monday, September 24, 2012


So what will we do?

Remote support, network and technology consulting are on the list. Maybe a technology procurement service.

Cloud Computing may be a good place to look for opportunity.

I'll probably add Joomla! to my site, I'm thinking it might be a better investment in time than HTML, despite a prior observation to the contrary.

As an aside perhaps a cash crop and a virtual art business (eBay or Etsy). 

We shall see.

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Coming out of the weeds

Just to get a current item at the top of the list. 

The new site will continue to use Godaddy hosting.

I have toyed with using easy site services like Wix, Joomla, SquareSpace and Wordpress.  Godaddy's Site Builder looks good except you need separate hosting plans for each domain, I have four.

With services like Joomla and Wordpress I would need to spend time learning the products.  Instead I am thinking that time spent improving my HTML skills might be a better investment.

I tried BlueFish, NVU and settled on Kompozer for editing HTML.

In an attempt to get a decent look right out of the chute I am using a template from Andreas Viklund, a talented young  man from Sweden.  Never heard of him before I found his templates using a google search.

We will see how it goes.