I spent the better part of today implementing anti-leeching technology on evanescencereference.info. I reviewed the stats on all the domains I host, and evanescencereference.info is by far the biggest by bandwidth use. A significant portion of that bandwidth looked to be hotlinked files. Well no more of that.

All of the content is still there and available for its intended purpose, but no more free hosting for the leeches. MUAR!

DreamHost Promo Code Changes

I’ve been hosting all of my web sites on DreamHost since Q3 2005. After repeated (about once every 3 months) hardware failures with my previous shared hosting provider (YRHost), I decided it was time for me to find a more reliable boat. On the recommendation of a friend, I looked at DreamHost. They recently changed their shared hosting to just one plan. You start off with 500 GB of disk space (automatically increases weekly by 2 GB), 2 TB of monthly bandwidth (automatically increases weekly by 40 GB), one free domain registration (for the life of your account), and a 97-day money back guarantee. I could go on and on about the features available from DreamHost, but you could just as easily visit their site to see the full list yourself!

I have some new promo (coupon) codes for DreamHost that you can use to either save money off your initial hosting bill or get some additional features FOR FREE.

DS50 = “Fifty dollars off!”

DSDOMAIN = “One extra free domain registration!”

DSIP = “Free lifetime unique IP!”

DSDOMAINIP = “Free extra domain and unique IP!”




The Web is worth celebrating.

OneWebDay is one day a year when we all – everyone around the physical globe – can celebrate the Web and what it means to us as individuals, organizations, and communities.

As with Earth Day – an inspiration and model for OneWebDay – it’s up to the celebrants to decide how to celebrate. We encourage all celebrations! Collaboration, connection, creativity, freedom.

By the end of the day, the Web should be just a little bit better than it was before, and we’ll be able to see our connection to it more clearly.

OneWebDay is September 22 every year.