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TonyBaldwin.net = Webmastery Awesomeness

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I actually have two sites up, at the moment, to showcase (and market) my webmastery awesomeness.
I’m in the process of deciding which will stay and which will go.

They are:

http://webs.baldwinsoftware.com

hand written with some jquery niftiness
WINNER! This page now rests at both: http://webs.baldwinsoftware.com AND http://www.tonybaldwin.net!!

and


http://baldwinsoftware.com/joo/

built with joomla

Which ever wins, in the end, will likely remain at BOTH URLs, http://webs.baldwinsoftware.com & http://www.tonybaldwin.net . UPDATE: winner has been determined…

So…what do YOU think?

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January 27, 2011 at 1:34 pm

developments at baldwinsoftware.com

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BaldwinSoftware.com has seen numerous improvements and modifications over the past several weeks, not the least of which was the addition of this blog and the baldwinsoftware wiki.

faviconNew site design:
In the past couple of days, I have completely overhauled the site design, as well. I decided I no longer want to use someone else’s borrowed css/style sheet or template, so I wrote, for the first time, in fact, my own css/style sheet, completely from scratch. I aimed to create a simple, easy to load (ie, not heavy with images), easy to read, and easy to navigate design. I hope you like it. I added the little favicon image you see above to all the main site pages, too (not wiki, blog or forum, though).

Build it, and they will post…
Today, as the latest enhancement, I added the baldwinsoftware.com forum, as a means of providing support forums for users, and communication tools for developers, etc., who come to be involved in these software projects with me.

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March 7, 2010 at 5:23 pm

ughhh…heavy lifting

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I’m sitting here downloading and backing up all the relevant materials for http://www.baldwinsoftware.com and http://www.photodharma.com and http://www.uuchaliceart.com, and I’m realizing what a load of work it is going to be to get them all back up and online and gro0vy once the domain transfers resolve, etc.For one thing, I have a lot of images hard-linked to various locations all over, including in the linguasos.org domain, which will be expiring, so I’m going to have to update all the links. I’m going to have to edit nearly every page on these sites.I’ve decided I’m more or less going to give http://www.photodharma.com a complete overhaul, anyway. It needs it.This is going to be a lot of work, and will take a while, so, I probably shouldn’t have decided to get started on all of this right now, while I’m moving, etc., but, at the same time, I think I should have done it all a long time ago. After the initial heavy lifting is done, my online presence will be much simpler to manage, and, I believe, once I’ve done a bit of reconfiguration, these sites will come out more attractive and useful. My online presence has just been too scattered and schizophrenic for too long. Time to consolidate, simplify, and beautify the whole chaotic morass of scattered sites and disorganized links, etc.

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October 22, 2009 at 10:51 am

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web developments

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Currently, I have own/manage several sites, on several hosts, and with domains registered in with several registrars.
That’s all in the process of being streamlined, as I type.
I’ve had http://www.photodharma.com (my art/photos/music site) hosted with DWHS Inc., who is a pretty good host, really (linux servers, good tools, etc., fairly decent value); I have http://www.linguasos.org (linux for translators) hosted at godaddy.com, who provides excellent service and a great value in terms of disc space, bandwidth, etc. for the dough. I have http://www.transprocalc.org and http://www.baldwinsoftware.com hosted in subdirectories of linguasos.org.
The domains photodharma.com, transprocalc.org, uuchaliceart.com and baldwinsoftware.com are all registered with MyDomain Inc., which provides fairly decent domain management features, and good domain reg prices, with two of the domains, as mentioned, simply forwarding to subdirs on the linguasos hosting acct.
I have http://www.baldwinlinguas.com (my translation services agencies, and main source of income) hosted via “free” hosting that comes with my paid account at proz.com (a site for freelance translators and language services providers).
Basically, I have a mess…and I pay three or four entities to keep all this stuff up on the internets.
Now, I’m no longer developing the Linguas OS project, so that domain is simply going to vanish into the ether.
So now I have altered my godaddy.com account, and will be keeping http://www.baldwinsoftware.com as the top level on that hosting account, and reconfiguring the site accordingly. Also, since I got one killer deal (150gb space, unfathomable bandwidht, etc, and the capacity to host unlimited domains), and also moving http://www.photodharma.com to that godaddy account. I may move http://www.baldwinlinguas.com over, too.
I’ve also transfered the domain registrations all to godaddy.com.
Now I will have one registrar, one host, one bill (and a very reasonable one at that…roughly $6.00 a month for all that disk space and bandwidth and mysql dbs and…oh…it’s all so exciting!).
A few sites have or are being let go in the process:
http://www.altlatina.com – rock en español, a wasted venture;
http://www.transprocalc.org will likely fade away, while the project will simply be hosted on baldwinsoftware.com
http://www.linguasos.org will fade away, but I will probably keep the old ISOs on hand at baldwinsoftware.com, for posterity.
And, I will have three main sites still online for all my goodies:
http://www.baldwinlinguas.com – my translation business
http://www.baldwinsoftware.com – for all my hackery and geekish tomfoolery
http://www.photodharma.com – for all my artistic endeavours, photos, music, etc.
This consolidates my scattered web presences, streamlines my overhead, and will make my life a lot easier, all while actually giving me HUGE amounts of online storage disc space and bandwidth.
I’ll be able to add new sites to the same account, registering any new domains with this same provider, like falling off a log, if I so choose.
I should have done this long ago.
The only draw back with the godaddy acct is that I don’t have shell access (ssh, scp), and godaddy’s online cpanel and tools are kind of crappy, but I manage my sites writing pages in a text editor and uploading them via ftp, anyway, so that’s hardly significant, since I will have ftp access, of course.
Now, with all that glorious disk space, I am tempted to think of new sites to launch, and venture into php and other goodies. I’ve had numerous online ventures that more or less floundered, so I don’t want to waste time trying to repeat mistakes I’ve learned from already, but, gosh, I gotta do something with all that space…honestly. I think if/once I move baldwinlinguas.com over, I’ll probably implement the webservice version of OmegaT right on there, which will be great for outsourcing translation projects. I won’t have to send files and deal with various applications, etc., but simply send the provider a link to the OmegaT project on the server, where they can do their work. That would be cool. I’m not sure how complicated that will be, though…we’ll see. Some of that can already be done with shared google docs, but, as much as I love google, I’d rather have my work on my own server, and away from the prying eyes of their spiders, or whatever.
I’m wondering for how long some of my sites might be down while I move stuff around.
Oh, and I’ve nearly forgotten…I also need to move over http://www.uuchaliceart.com (my Unitarian Universalist related art), and http://www.connecticutportugueseinterpreter.com (obvious, just forwards to baldwinlinguas.com for search ranking purposes, gets me work).
All that, and using petrus to semi-simultaneously post to three distinct blog/journals, is seriously simplifying my online activities.

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October 22, 2009 at 8:17 am

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