I fixed a few nagging problems in the last week.
now automatically starts mysql when it boots so the link
should function properly after one of rose's random power outages.
now automatically restarts its networking subsystem every 4 hours to defend against insightbb's bad tendency to randomly disconnect.
automatically contacts one of my machines each night to register its ip address. Once I finish the php/mysql thing I'm writing to automatically configure dns, I will extend this functionality to make it automatically set its ip address as well.