The Early Days

This was my introduction to the IT world, an Atari 800. It had a 6502 8-bit processor, and 48k of memory

My Computer Beginnings

I would not have guessed at the time, but an interest in computers as a hobby lead me to a career in them.
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Parsons Systems

Current Computer

Today I carry a Dell XPS 13 7390 "2-in-1". It has an Intel Core i7 processor, 16gb memory, and 1 terabyte SDD storage.

My Current Personal Computer

Things have changed a lot since I first got into computers. This is my latest computer of choice. By far, my favorite computer.
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Once upon a time I did a lot of IT consulting – server installs & maintenance, phone systems, wiring, some website design and hosting. This was my home page for folks to find me.

These days, even though I work for an IT contract company, I don’t do many side gigs any more; so I just use this a place to experiment with WordPress and post a few articles about IT and family.

Night Ramblings

Latest Articles


New Online Home

June 13, 2023
After nearly 6 years with the same web hosting company, it was time for a change.
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Midnight-Writer is Back (Don’t Do What I Did!!)

May 23, 2023
After too many months offline, my blog site is back.
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Finally, Getting More Comfortable with Elementor

July 20, 2021
With so many options, Elementor has been a bit overwhelming for me, but I'm finally catching on.
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Dell XPS 13 2-in-1

June 8, 2021
Sometimes it's the little things that make us change.
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Midnight-Writer, Going Live With Multisite

June 26, 2020
Using my installation of WordPress to learn and test WordPress Multisite
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WordPress Multisite – First Mistake

June 23, 2020
There are multiple steps to change the primary site in a WordPress multisite configuration. Make sure you get them all.
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WordPress Multisite

June 23, 2020
Just me announcing that I've finally taken the plunge, and converted my main site to WordPress Multisite.
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Using Elementor

June 10, 2020
I've been using Elementor Pro a lot on the website for the Patriot Guard Riders, so I decided to convert my own website over completely to Elementor.
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About Me

My name is Herb Parsons. I’ve been involved with computers since about 1985, when I purchased my first personal computer, an Atari 800 with 48 megabytes of RAM. At the time I was in retail sales, but that hobby moved my career to selling computers, which evolved into partial ownership of a computer store, eventually to doing support as an IT professional. That career as an IT professional has now spanned over 30 years. It’s been an interesting journey, to say the least

Back in the early 90’s, I decided to wp-signup.php my own domain name. At the time I was doing some consulting on the side of my regular job, and came up with Parsons Systems for the side gig; thus the domain name

There was a time that I was doing a lot of consulting, mostly building servers and setting up office systems, with a little web design thrown in just to make it interesting – but those days are mostly gone.  However, since I’ve used the domain name for so many years, it just seemed a shame not to have a website for it.

So, this has become mainly a placeholder where I could experiment. For a few years, I used Joomla! as a web platform, but these days I’m playing with WordPress, so I’ve started over.

Don’t be surprised if you happen to come back and find everything changed. There’ll be lots of experimenting with the site.

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