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v5.11 November 2003
0.  Introduction.
1.  PHP 4.3.2 with GD 2.0!
2.  WebDAV works 100% now!
3.  Happy New Support Employees!
4.  Don't forget dotLA!
5.  DHSOTM.

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0.  Introduction.

Welcome once again to the Happy November DreamHost Newsletter.. this
time unusually later than usual! What's unusual about the lateness this
time around is that it's not my fault! You see, the internal server I
use to send out our newsletter died (relatives have been notified) last
Wednesday. It being Thanksgiving here in America and all dat, and the
server only being used for such inconsequential things as this
newsletter, it ain't fixed yet! But um, if you're reading this, it IS
fixed. But as I'm writing this, it's not. Because of course I actually
wrote this newsletter WELL before it got sent. Heck, I'm probably
happily writing this all the way back on last Wednesday! And therefore,
the delay is unusually not my fault. And happily so.

Now some of you may ask, "Hey Happy DreamHost Newsletter Writer Josh,
why not just use a different machine than the usual to send the
newsletter? Then you could get it out on time!"

To that I say, "Hey macaroon, go find something better to do than
staying up all night worrying about some webhost's newsletter's
punctuality! Like alphabetizing your underwear, loser."

Ha, no offense, Laker fans!


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1.  PHP 4.3.2 with GD 2.0!

You'd think that with all the unusual delay in this month's newsletter
that we'd try and make up for it by having a whole bunch of awesome new
features to announce. If so, you're obviously a new subscriber. I'm
pretty much scraping the bottom of the barrel here, so no offense taken
if I fail to thrill the pants off you with this and the following four
sections.

Yay, we've upgraded our PHP-CGI install (NOT the regular PHP.. see
?area=2526 for info on PHP-CGI)
to version 4.3.2, plus GD 2.0. If you don't know what GD is, don't
worry, it's GooD! And if you don't know what PHP is, that's okay too,
at least you look good in that yellow and purple hat!


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2.  WebDAV works 100% now!

Announcement number TWO!

According to our WebDAV guy, all the kinks in WebDAV for all the
different client OSes out there (Mac OS 9, X, Windows 9x-XP, Linux, etc,
etc, etc, etc, etc, etc, etc, etc) have been worked out! So if you were
wisely afraid of trying out WebDAV before, you're just being silly now.
What's WebDAV? It's not much more than a fancy way to FTP... see:

      ?area=2882

And...

      https://panel.dreamhost.com/?tree=goodies.webdav


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3.  Happy New Support Employees!

Here's something fun and happy! To try and keep up with all the great
and thought-provoking support you guys have for us each and every day,
even Thanksgiving, we hired two new support people in November! So if
you get a reply from "Andrea" or "BrianS" that doesn't make any sense,
it's not that they like the Lakers, it's just that they're new!


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4.  Don't forget dotLA!

And I've been persuaded by our friends at dotLA (http://www.la/) to
mention how awesome it is to get a .la domain name, especially right
before Christmas, and especially because they're going to be offering a
pretty swanky affiliate/referrer deal within the next couple of weeks.

There's also a contest right now to win a free .la domain for LIFE!
Which is a good to great deal, depending on your age and smoking habits.

So keep an eye on their website and also go register a bunch of domains 
(through their site, not through the DreamHost panel.. that doesn't work!
Yet!) right now. Remember, things like "freekobe.la", "lalamers.la" and
"getmaloneandpaytontheirringssotheycanretire.la" are going fast!


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5.  DHSOTM.

This month's super Happy DreamHost Site of the Month is another one
of those super-flashed up web designer sites. You know the type, there's
music playing in the background and their design portfolios and lots of
little animation-y things and non-standard interfaces and wallpapers of
Tyra Banks all over the place.

So go check it out:

       http://www.jevaun.com/

And if you want YOUR website mentioned in a mass emailing just like this
one next month to like 30,000,0000,0000 people, just submit your site at

       https://panel.dreamhost.com/?tree=home.dhsotm

Hey, the worst that could happen is a bunch of people could give you a
bad rating and make nasty comments about your life's work. But at least
you'll find respite from those online hooligans whenever the Laker's
game is on.


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Go Wizards,
Josh!


P.S. Wonder why you got this newsletter? Don't remember subscribing to
it? Don't know what DreamHost is? Aren't really sure what this TV thing
is with the alphabet board connected to it? Love the Lakers? Set your
subscription preferences for this and all DreamHost correspondence at:

       https://panel.dreamhost.com/id/?tab=contact

Last updated: Feb 05, 2004.