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We never stop to consider that our beliefs are only a relative truth that's always going to be distorted by all the knowledge we have stored in our memory.

-- Don Miguel Ruiz

Me I teach english as a foreign language in Barranquilla, Colombia. In my previous life, as I call it, I was an IT guy, systems administrator, computer tech, as well as a shipping/receiving guy and also worked as a merchandising guy for a year for a camping/RV accessories store.
Me

Chip Wiegand

I teach english as a foreign language in Barranquilla, Colombia. In my previous life, as I call it, I was an IT guy, systems administrator, computer tech, as well as a shipping/receiving guy and also worked as a merchandising guy for a year for a camping/RV accessories store.

New web server

May 08, 2016

Hello to everyone!

I have moved my web site to a different web server. The server I have been using the last couple years, called FastWebHost.com, has proven to be less than stellar in reliability. The last couple months I have seen many "500 server" errors. This type of error is not a result of the web site, but is the result of a configuration problem on the server itself. The techs at FastWebHost raised certain settings, the problem continued. They raised them again, the problem continued. They raised other settings, the problem continued. They have maximized certain settins on the servers and the problem continues. My site is nothing out of the ordinary, apparently their servers are. Then came the notice of renewal of the hosting fee. Normally a company sends a notice a couple weeks before the invoice is due. Not FastWebHost. They sent me the invoice on the 28th with a due date of the 29th. The date on the invoice was the 18th. They sent me the invoice 10 days late. On the 29the I recieved an overdue notice. And again on the 30th and the 1st and they suspended my account, and web site, on the 2nd. What sense does it make? Send the invoice 10 days late, then penalize me for late payment? I don't think so! So I said "Adios amigos!" and found another hosting service, this one here in Colombia. And the fee is much lower than the services in the US.

If you are using FastWebHost.com or you know someone who is, I hope you or they have better luck with them. If someone asks you for a recommendation for a web hosting service, I say do NOT recommend FastWebHost.com.

If you want to send a message to David send me a message and I will tell you how. I know he would love to hear from anyone who will write to him. He is in a minimum security prison, and he is allowed to go outside the prison to work. Obviously life is not fun for him, not for another year or so. I know he would love to hear from his friends. That would really brighten his day - recieving a message from one of his friends.

Well, that's about all for now. I do keep my website updated at least once a month, and have been posting pictures of Barranquilla in the photo album.

Till next time - Chao!





Please consider helping me help people here in Colombia. I am not a foundation or organization that will allow you to use tax-deductions for your donations, I am just a guy who is helping people improve their lives and the lives of their families. It's not easy to do alone, and there are needs that I simply cannot afford. So, if you feel inclined to help me in this journey, there are links in the right column for doing just that. Thank you.

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Chip Wiegand

I teach english as a foreign language in Barranquilla, Colombia. In my previous life, as I call it, I was an IT guy, systems administrator, computer tech, as well as a shipping/receiving guy and also worked as a merchandising guy for a year for a camping/RV accessories store.


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