Oh, yeah, I forgot to post that I added a new main page for Upstairs Room Media/Web Development. It’s the main landing page for upstairsroom.net and I added it to the menu above.
Re-design of 911Thinksign.com is now finished and up and running. This was a re-design of a completed website for a company in VA that is going national with there C.A.S.P.E.R. program. Community Awareness and Stimulus Plan for Emergency Readiness. Check them out to learn more about their great cause.
Just finished up mercycaresnow.com for Mercy Hill Baptist Church. Mercy Cares is a community help website where non-profit organizations can come to request needs for an individual. Mercy Cares then contacts their network of people to come together to provide for the community. They should be launching soon.
O’dell Equipment website, odellequipment.com will launch this week. I got final approval of the design and will meet with them to go over the use of the page this week.
Now to start on the video for next year’s KASA Moment of Inspiration. I went to Bowling Green for a couple of days with my friend Gary Griesser, who will be presenting the Moment of Inspiration, to film for this video. I have several hours of interviews to go through to create the 9-10 minute video that will introduce the organization who will be the 2013 Inspiration focus.
That means YOURS is next! Contact me for your website or video needs. Very affordable and the best prices around!
Elaine and Gabe are off for the summer soon. Elaine will be serving at a camp in North Carolina. The Refuge is a young Christian Camp set in Ayden, NC. Actually only a couple hours from Emerald Isle, NC where we have been asked to provide summer camp programming the first week of July for a local church.
Gabe will be serving once again this summer at Camp Bethel in Wise, VA.
They will both leave out soon after Gabe’s high school graduation at the end of May. So from this summer on, things will NEVER be the same around here.
Anyway, as I stated above, they will be serving at separate camps all summer. In order to allow them to serve in these environments, we have to raise financial support each year. These positions, while not “voluntary” are not necessarily “paid” positions either. Their weekly “pay” comes from whatever financial support has been sent to the respective camp in their individual names.
So, if you feel so inclined, we ask that you prayerfully support them as they need to cover travel expenses, equipment, and lodging (in some cases), etc. Simply contact me through this website to learn how you can support a summer missionary! All donations are tax deductible (where allowed) through 501(c)(3) organizations.
Now, with that said, I am also looking for more web design work for the summer for just this reason. It takes money to spread the gospel… and hopefully YOU need a website design, or redesign! I can help. With VERY fair pricing and lower than most any others.
Here is my latest design. I hope to turn this one over to the client this week. http://fowphoto.com
Thanks and GOD BLESS!!
My most recent site is a Blog setup for Mercy Hill Baptist Church. http://mercyhillblog.com. Mercy Hill is a church plant in Shepherdsville that Elaine and I have become involved with. Realizing the need of this community and the impact this new church could have on our immediate area drew us to become involved. You can visit the Mercy Hill Baptist Church main page here to find out more about the church.
This Blog site is mainly for communication and discussion among those involved in Mercy Hills “Missional Community” groups, but is setup to allow anyone to read the Blog posts. This way we hope others will see what Mercy Hill is about and want to become involved.
The site includes many features I have designed and discovered while creating other sites over the last few years. Some of the details include custom fonts, email or text posting, specific category post pages only, custom user registration, auto-post-to-Facebook and MUCH customizing of CSS and PHP code.
One major noticeable change at campbethel.com is the online shopping/payment. Now included is a much more manageable and much better looking layout that allows for easier implementation of new products and editing current products. Currently available is online payment for Summer Camp and Special Events and Summer Camp Media (photos/videos). We’ve discussed adding many more Camp Bethel related items like T-shirts, etc. before Summer Camp time rolls around.
I’m posting this here because I had so much trouble finding the solution that I wanted to share with the search engines.
The short of it was that I had a backup glitch on Small Business Server 2003 (SBS2003) this week and my CALs were reset from 20 down to 5, the original number that comes with the SBS2003 installation.
After Google searching, I could only find people with the same problem, but no fixes. Not wishing (that is DREADING) to call the original person who installed it to find if he had the license codes still, I did the next worse thing. I called Microsoft.
After getting transferred 5 times and explaining rather harshly to the last person AGAIN what my problem was, I had to apologize for taking it out on her. I didn’t get too nasty, I just let her know how dissatisfied I was with their product and support and their “Certified” professional that did us as much harm as good with original installation of the server…
So, expecting another day of waiting on the phone to find out I had to speak with another department, I first Google searched again before making the call.
This time, to my surprise, I actually found someone with the same problem, only this time with a resolution! And a simple resolution at that.
here’s the ORIGINAL POST FROM Chris Knight:
Small Business Server 2003 – The Dreaded 5 CAL Reset Issue
A runaway process on SBS2003 decided to fill up all the disk space on C: in the early hours of the morning. The fallout from this was the System log was corrupt and the SBS license data was reset to the default 5 CALs.
The System log was easy to fix – reboot the server.
The SBS license data was an absolute pain. I’d never run the “Back up licenses” utility in the Licensing section of Server Management. Microsoft have KB article 888818 discussing this, which is either re-enter the licenses, restore the C:\WINDOWS folder or restore a backup of the licenses.
The first wasn’t an option as I was offsite and the person with the key to the safe wasn’t in. The second was just not viable – why Microsoft couldn’t specify which file/folder needed restoring I don’t know. The third would have been OK if ever I had run it.
After much stuffing about I found that the SBS2003 licenses are kept in the licstr.cpa file in the WINDOWS\system32 folder. Thankfully, Microsoft actually keep an automatic backup of this in autolicstr.cpa. The simple process was to stop the License Logging Service, rename licstr.cpa to licstr.cpa.old, then copy autolicstr.cpa to licstr.cpa. After this I started License Logging Service and used Server Management to confirm that the licenses had been restored.
Literally. Thanks to some special people, we have a natural evergreen wreath on our front door. It’s filling up the house with CHRISTMAS smell! If there is such a thing as “Christmas smell” it must be this.
We are so slow here at work today that we have only had maybe two phone calls all day. Praise God I have a boss who will let us work even in the slow times. So slow here actually that as I write this I am listening to the sounds of this joyous season from a fellow co-worker who is playing Smule Magic Piano on their Iphone. Rather nice actually…
Mercy Hill decided to go a different route with the videos because of time constraints. May do something in the future for them.
Still a couple potential web site clients out there, but they are too busy this time of season to get anything setup right now. Maybe after the first of the year.
Also have another upcoming video for KASA in February.
Recently finished up rebuilding a laptop for someone. All I really had to do was replace the hard drive and reload Vista, but getting to that point was rather hectic. I finally got the drive recovered to the original setup with help from a RescueMe utility DVD. But then after installing all the Windows updates, it crashed on reboot. Dead… Nothing could recover the drive then. Replaced and reinstalled after much searching for the correct Vista Home Premium disc. Whew! Well worth it for a couple extra bucks for the season. … Interestingly, during my posting, he just stopped by asking why he cannot connect to the internet at home. I think we resolved he just needs to reset his wireless router. Laptop works fine here. We’ll know tomorrow…
Oh yeah. I was reminded this week of how much fun a kidney stone is… So much so that I actually went to the doctor this time for some pain meds. The first time in several years and several stones that I have had to have pain meds. Only needed one pill so far though.
IF YOU NEED ANY WEB SITE DESIGN/HOSTING OR VIDEO WORK DONE, PLEASE CALL!! I am always looking for work. My services are VERY affordable! I can custom design a site for you quickly and offer hosting as well. Custom email, blogging, photo galleries, online shopping carts. I can make most anything work on your site in some form or fashion.
Take a look at some examples on the right side menu here to see what I have done and can do for you. Most are WordPress based, but are hosted on my server with your own domain name (no more sitename.wordpress.com, simply sitename.com). WordPress has a very easy to learn back office so you can maintain your site yourself, or I can do that for you as well.
I’m also available for video editing/producing work if you have any need.
Please pass my name along if you know of anyone needing Web design or video work.
More KASA videos have been produced since last posting. Including annual Fred Award videos and New Superintendent Training menu driven DVD. Both of these were filmed by KASA staff and I edited and produced the final product.
May be working on three videos for Mercy Hill Baptist Church in the next few weeks. If so, they will be posted here after November 20, 2011.
An old sample site was hacked and account was shut down for a couple of days and then a few days later the same sight was reported for spamming. I’ve deleted that sight completely. No big loss.
Camp Bethel Day Care Center now has their own site apart from Camp Bethel Ministries. Still working on content, but for the most part it’s running smoothly. It will include a way for staff to post updates via text messaging and picture messaging. We’ll see how that works out after I teach the staff how it works.
A couple other sights you may see in the Design menu also.
Ministry work is in full swing. We are currently working on a fund raising letter and continuing to follow God’s lead in everything. Including seeking more Board of Director members.
Also currently working on a “Thank You” video for our summer mission supporters. Annual newsletter for TUM will be next. Both will be posted on the TUM website when finished.
Lots happening since the last post. Mostly with Transform Us Ministries. Check out the website to catch up on the happenings!
In the world of web design, I have created a new website for Camp Shenandoah Springs. The had a website previously, so I took the information there and re-created a more user friendly site. It’s actually still in progress. I need to get the domain name transferred to me so I can have control over the DNS and such.
I have also developed a portfolio from Elaine’s photo shoot she had when visiting her sister in California. THANKS MARIO!! for some once in a lifetime photos of my beautiful bride!
In between somewhere, Camp Bethel got it’s standard theme changed over to a fall theme, then at the appropriate time, a Christmas theme came about. Now it’s back to the standard.
C&H website has had some FTP upload work done. It’s not so much a design, but lots of back-end work to get it setup, functional and secure.
Oh, yeah…. I almost forgot… 100 Dollar Bill Cards crashed on me also, so I had to COMPLETELY rebuild it. Thanks again to BACKUPS it was only a few hour process!
Next in development is a site for an up-and-coming young photographer. It’s a preliminary design, but I have not heard back from him. If he doesn’t use the design, I will definitely find a use for it. It turned out rather well I believe.
Recently I have updated the Services 4 U website. Nothing major, but some slight re-design.
Currently I’m playing with a design for a possible free classifieds page. Something new I think may be useful. I came up with the idea while trying to figure out a way to “recycle” Gabe’s school uniforms. Such nice clothing shouldn’t go to waste. Each year it’s tough to find the clothing, then you end up with all this nice apparel after they’ve out-grown it. So, we’ll see how this goes over. The design is pretty straight-forward and works well. Maybe it will expand beyond just for sale/trade apparel.
Meanwhile, full steam ahead with God’s work in the ministry!
Created a new page for info on some work I’m doing to Elaine’s Jeep. Some info I found online wasn’t quite thorough enough or wasn’t quite what I needed, so I thought I might try my own.
campbethel.com continues to grow. The PayPal thing is going well, so we’re putting more and more on for online purchase. Had a small issue with updating it the other night and had the site down for a few minutes. Whew!! Thank Jesus for giving me the brains to BACKUP! Actually I realized I should take one more step and “export” before a major update also, just in case I had to re-load the entire site, I would have been covered better. Completely as a matter of fact. No worries, it worked out fine. There was an issue with a plugin on the site that caused it to crash…
I’m working on three more videos for KASA. The 2010 Fred Award nominees are coming together as I type. Wasn’t sure I’d do these this year, but I’m actually excited that I’m able to do them on my own outside of C&H. Clients have taken all their own footage and I’m editing/producing it. It’s actually tougher to do the editing this way since I’m not as familiar with what was taken. Coming along well though. They will be posted here after the Fred Awards at the annual KASA meeting in July. Can’t post them before then.
I’ve been saying it for years, but have recently started. I should have created a RAID the last upgrade of my PC, I definitely will as soon as I can. My motherboard allows RAID, so why not. Problem is, you have to RAID when installing the OS, so when it’s time to go to Windows 7, I’ll do it. That will take care of my OS/program drive.
The next best thing for now is syncing all my info to an external eSATA drive. I got a great price at Buy.com on a 2GB Fantom drive. Using Allway Sync, I’m syncing all data, FTP server that includes all my websites and some program file settings. This includes photos, music, videos, etc. Allway sync can be set to automatically sync many different ways. It doesn’t really slow the system much since I’m running maximum memory, but using Windows “Scheduled Tasks” I’ve set it to sync at night while I’m sleeping.