Something STRANGE is going on on the internet. I set up a little page for my sixth grade 20 year reunion, novanews.net, and for some reason it is being mirrored on a server in Chile, www.todocalzado.cl, without my permission or knowledge. Why? Nefarious? Perhaps. Strange? YES! I have a service call in to the hosting service to see if they're familiar with this sort of thing, and if I should worry about it. I hope i don't have to worry about it.

I guess I don't have to worry about it. From the host:

"The other domain name is resolving
to your site because it belongs to a
former client who closed their
hosting account with us but didn't
repoint their domain name to other
name servers. The IP that had been
assigned to their site was reassigned
to you."


FINALLY! They've found a way to bottle me and sell me! To Japan! I'm big in Japan, you know...

Alex in a bottle


My parents came and went last week. We had a good time and Val and I showed them the Triangle area. Mostly we went out to eat, but we saw Umstead State Park, Duke campus and the gardens, A Southern Season, and the NC Museum of Art. Now it's getting cold here (30-50), but the day they arrived it was 75 and muggy.