On Monday baby Holden turned three months old, and thinking about it blows my mind a little. 100 days ago I was furiously covering burnt orange with bright yellow in nursery, building our first kitchen table, or maybe even complaining to someone at work about how I slept too much the night before.
Prior to Holden’s arrival my good friend Jason told me how his own infant son altered his life in the best way possible. When he was telling me this I understood his words, but understanding love and experiencing love for a child is a colossal difference. Every smile, every coo, and every hint of his forming personality makes all of those sleepless nights worth it.
And thank God, I finally have someone to play video games with.
With a bit of trial and error, help from a friend, and a lot of luck I was able to get this website running. I’d like to briefly walk you through that journey by sharing what tutorials worked for me, other system tweaks required, and a few useful WordPress plugins. To be honest this post is a reminder for Future Ben in the event that the server crashes and I need to rebuilt the empire.* If you’re a first timer you may want to dive into the links listed, otherwise follow my ultra condensed list of Linux commands and get blogging.
Two years ago if you told me the word “Snowpocalypse” would be used in North Carolina, I would have seriously questioned your mental stability. Both Amy and I have been fortunate enough to stay off the roads during this year’s snow and ice storm, but I snapped a few photos around the house that I wanted to share. A week from now, the Raleigh snow will be a distant dream.
I’ve lost count of how many times I have constructed and abandoned bensanborn.com since obtaining the domain in 2004. It’s unfortunately become a sick joke between those that have known me for 10 years, so I’m here today to say that this time things are different.
So… how is this different Ben?