Nationals Arm Race

"… the reason you win or lose is darn near always the same – pitching.” — Earl Weaver System Maintenance Notice


We're moving! Clipart via

Hello readers!

As an fyi, the site will be taken down over this 6/23-6/24 weekend at some point as we physically re-locate the computer that it runs upon.  Do not be alarmed if you surf to the site over the next few days and get a 404 error.  We’re not going away;we’re just moving.

Technical details for those interested: we host (and a slew of other domain names, including, my personal email domain) on a 1-U pizza box running Free BSD out of my home.  I have 13 static IPs flowing into the house, and we NAT them through the fios router to support multiple virtual servers on the box.  We run 2 domain name servers, web, mail, filestore, and a mysql database to go along with at least 6 domain names (and possibly more; the cluster technically belongs to a former colleague of mine who hosts projects for his neesd as I do).  After 10 years, I’m moving and needed a hosting solution.  I just couldn’t run servers out of my home anymore so we’re moving the servers temporarily to a rack-space that my colleague controls and maintains, with the eventual desire to move the services to a managed cloud somewhere.

My big challenge is less with this site (its basic wordpress, seemingly hostable at most any where) as it is with, which hosts a large historical searchable database of professional racquetball matches (my other passion).  I need an email solution and a webserver like most people, but I also need a mysql database AND the web CGI ability to run old-school perl code against it.  The site is for those interested; I havn’t updated the static docs for the end of the 2011-12 season yet.  If anyone has any recommended hosting solutions for this cluster I’d be happy to hear them.

Thanks, see you again soon, Todd

Written by Todd Boss

June 23rd, 2012 at 9:24 am

Posted in Non-Baseball

Tagged with

3 Responses to ' System Maintenance Notice'

Subscribe to comments with RSS or TrackBack to ' System Maintenance Notice'.

  1. Hey! We’re back online as of 6/23/12 15:20. That was MUCH faster than I thought it’d be. We may do another downtime big a week from now.

    Todd Boss

    23 Jun 12 at 3:24 pm

  2. Professional Racquetball? Now that’s obscure. I didn’t even know there was professional racquetball!

    Mark L

    24 Jun 12 at 3:35 pm

  3. Yeah … if you’re not in the sport, generally you have no idea what’s going on with it. for the Men’s tour, for the Women. My database is still down from the weekend move but it tracks the men’s results going back to 1973, the first year of an organized tour. People forget; in the late 70s Racquetball was THE hot sport, with courts everywhere and a ton of national participation.

    Todd Boss

    24 Jun 12 at 7:10 pm

Leave a Reply