This site has been down for about 9 months. It just hasn’t been a priority for me to try to fix it after switching to Google Fiber. I Finally got it back up because I wanted to grab my own timelapse script again, but the site was down!
The reason this site was down, is rooted in the fact that Google Fiber does not have static IP addresses available. Due in part to my protest last year they allow servers, but they don’t make it very easy to host websites. Here’s how I do it:
1. Redirect bare domain to www subdomain. This can usually be done through your domain registrar.
2. Create an account with a dynamic ip addess service. The Google network box can automatically update a variety of services. I used changeip.com.
3. Set up the network box to update the subdomain you got in step 2. you can find this in Services:Dynamic DNS.
4. Add a CNAME alias that points www.[yourdomain.tld] at the subdomain you got in step 2. Do this at your registrar.
5. If you haven’t already, set up port forwarding and static ips on your network box so that people connecting to port 80, or 22, or 443, or even 25 will be able to reach the proper machines.
6. If for some reason you have a wordpress install that is causing a 301 redirect loop to the bare domain, because you heard somewhere that you should serve sites on the bare domain (thanks a ton for that hacker news!) then check out http://codex.wordpress.org/Changing_The_Site_URL or just add:
to your wp-config.php file for a quick fix.
And now I feel dumb for this taking 9 months to finally fix.