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Old 06-23-2012, 04:37 PM
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it's just some gear. i actually take a rake and garden hoe to some jobs. i still pack the blower/etc. i just through that picture together real quick one day weeks and weeks back. that was a long job and i was just happy to have it done.

i have heard around here that the picture made me look like i had a can-do attitude, and it looked good. i think steve said that.


i do want better pictures though, i did feel kind of silly with a broom, but what-ever. i want pictures of my whole crew eventually. by the end of this season i'll have better pics.
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i still need pictures with my new shirts. polo's. the old v-neck tee's are reserved for my assistants now.


at the end of the day though, this site is to start a web presence online. no site is ever complete, especially in the changing realm of business. pictures and other things need constant revisions. this still puts me quite ahead of the other guys in town, working for beer money.
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hello friends,

i have been a computer programmer since i was 8 years old and have been doing web work for years.


anyway, i threw this together tonight in about an hour. i am hosting it on my own computer. it's all basic html, no frills, no gimmicks, so it should run pretty fast. let me know what you think! let me know how responsive it is, too, please.



http://www.weekendwarriorlawn.tk/
If I wanted to build a simple web site, and host it myself,what sort of "stuff" would I need,and where would I get this stuff?
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first and foremost, you need to make sure your ISP has ports open for you to host. port 80 is what webservers operate on, however you can reconfigure them if your port 80 is blocked or closed.


to find out if your ports are open, go to http://www.grc.com/x/ne.dll?rh1dkyd2 test your ports by clicking "all service ports" most internet providers leave ports open these days. comcast in my area does, as does ATT DSL.


if your ports are open and not stealth or closed, you are good to continue.



windows actually has support for hosting ASP/HTML built in.

i run apache web server (php/html) on a windows XP machine. next however i am setting up my old junkjer computer and installing a freebsd server or linux server with no GUI (no windows, just a dos like mode) this will reserve more ram and cpu usage for hosting the website making it more responsive when i get intomore advanced drupal sites and stuff agian.




websites are hosted via software components called servers. you can download all in one apache server installer packs. look for things called XAMMP or LAMMP on google.


setup your server software. you may have to look through youtube tutorials or google forum tutorials for help getting it up and going. be prepared, it culd take a day or so if you are not technically inclined. it is possible though, i taught myself everything i know, years ago. just stick with it if you decide to get into it.




once you have your server setup, you will have to install your website script or start writing html by hand or using dreamweaver or another web site builder.


once you have a site setup, you need to start getting your server "live" on the internet. this isnb't too hard, and there are plenty of youtube tutorials about it, i can also help when you get that far down the road.


you can setup a free domain name at dot tk (.tk) like i use until you decide you are stable enough to go with a dot com, net, ws, etc.


get started and when you need some help i can offer assistance.
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first and foremost, you need to make sure your ISP has ports open for you to host. port 80 is what webservers operate on, however you can reconfigure them if your port 80 is blocked or closed.


to find out if your ports are open, go to http://www.grc.com/x/ne.dll?rh1dkyd2 test your ports by clicking "all service ports" most internet providers leave ports open these days. comcast in my area does, as does ATT DSL.


if your ports are open and not stealth or closed, you are good to continue.



windows actually has support for hosting ASP/HTML built in.

i run apache web server (php/html) on a windows XP machine. next however i am setting up my old junkjer computer and installing a freebsd server or linux server with no GUI (no windows, just a dos like mode) this will reserve more ram and cpu usage for hosting the website making it more responsive when i get intomore advanced drupal sites and stuff agian.




websites are hosted via software components called servers. you can download all in one apache server installer packs. look for things called XAMMP or LAMMP on google.


setup your server software. you may have to look through youtube tutorials or google forum tutorials for help getting it up and going. be prepared, it culd take a day or so if you are not technically inclined. it is possible though, i taught myself everything i know, years ago. just stick with it if you decide to get into it.




once you have your server setup, you will have to install your website script or start writing html by hand or using dreamweaver or another web site builder.


once you have a site setup, you need to start getting your server "live" on the internet. this isnb't too hard, and there are plenty of youtube tutorials about it, i can also help when you get that far down the road.


you can setup a free domain name at dot tk (.tk) like i use until you decide you are stable enough to go with a dot com, net, ws, etc.


get started and when you need some help i can offer assistance.
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Hey Im not trying to poke fun but in the picture on the website it looks as though the bottom end of your trimmer is backward?? Sorry dude but that is funny!!!!
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it's not backwards. i use the trimmer for edging. the guard was facing upwards to protect my face from flying debris.

you'll figure it out sometime.


thom, feel free to PM me here for help on your website work. i will send you my email addy from there.
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it's not backwards. i use the trimmer for edging. the guard was facing upwards to protect my face from flying debris.

you'll figure it out sometime.


thom, feel free to PM me here for help on your website work. i will send you my email addy from there.
Sounds good, I'll git to it when I have time.
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Godaddy.com and use the "website tonite" takes about a hour for a basic site and its not wonderful but I highly recommend it as a starter site
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Oh wow. Sorry Mr. Warrior!! I never would have thought to use that ryobi as an edger!! My mistake. No hard feelings!!! Great job.
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