VERNABOB.COM Ninth Blogiversary


We posted this photo on the blog on July 17, 2006, shortly after converting our website to the WordPress blogging format, hence our first blog post. We posed for the robot camera at Point Vicente Interpretive Center in Rancho Palos Verdes, CA.

That was exactly nine years ago. At that time, I was still working in the aerospace business and Verna was a full-time home maker. Less than a week after this photo was taken, we would be in Arizona visiting The Grand Canyon.


ISP Maintenance Scheduled

jackhammer.pngOur internet service provider has notified us that there may be intermittent outages in our MySQL access over the weekend. Please tune back in after it’s over. Thanks.

The weekend of February 16th and 17th Omnis Network will be performing deep cleaning of the equipment in our data center. The cleaning may require the halting of some services such as POP/IMAP Email or MySQL database for up to one hour while the physical server is thoroughly cleaned.

A Pod of Dolphins in the Pacific


We keep in touch with a friend in California via the internet. “DrJim” is a scientist who occasionally goes to sea on a vessel whose purpose is to launch geosynchronous satellites from the equator. Jim sent us this photo of a pod of dolphins somewhere between Los Angeles and 154° west longitude at the equator. The helicopter pilots were up on a photographic mission when they spotted the dolphins. Click on the image to enlarge.

ISP Maintenance Scheduled

jackhammer.pngOur internet service provider has notified us that there will be a short outage on Saturday, July 7, 2012 at around 10 PM, PDT. The maintenance should be complete within an hour after that.

Our fiber optic network provider needs to replace some of the hardware associated with our network connections. The purpose of this maintenance is to provide greater redundancy for a more stable network for our services. This maintenance will require the network to be disconnected for a short period while the new hardware is installed and tested.

Football Playoff Season

football.gifOver the next several weeks, we will be enjoying football. The last three weeks of the NFL regular season is upon us with the playoff season after that. Additionally, college football bowl season is here with three games coming up on Saturday.

Most games are on television during prime time. That is when we usually write our blog posts, so expect that we will be posting sporadically until February.