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Kenya 2010

On July 13th, 2010, Jen and I embarked on a trip to Kenya with Shalom Christian Missions.  I never anticipated how the trip would affect me, or what I would encounter when I got there.

Chinese Domain Name Scammers

The dental company my mom works for, Gold Dental, recently received an email warning them that another company was registering GoldDentalLab as their "Internet Keyword." Internet Keywords are similar to domain names, but lack strict regulation and can cause confusion (ICANN).  There is nothing to be concerned about from these emails, they are simply protection rackets for something that needs no protecting.

Upgraded the server

Upgraded the web server to CentOS 5.5. To test it, I used my local virtual version and upgraded it successfully. Next, I made a backup of the live site in case things went south. Finally, I issued the nail-biting "yum update" command, and the even scarier "reboot" command. Within two minutes I was running the latest and greatest CentOS.