Room 5, for those who don’t know it, is what we affectionately call the home office. A church we used to attend had a room by the same name, and the choir stored their miscellaneous junk in there. Our Room 5 served a similar purpose when we first moved here. That, plus the fact that it was the fifth bedroom helped the name to “stick.” Today, Room 5 now works pretty well and only suffers from occasional project-related clutter. Room 5 is home to three computers: Sparky, Monster and Sparkle, and occasionally my laptop from the office. Needless to say, it’s a good place to be on chilly winter days, but not so good on hot summer days.
At any rate, I’ve finally starting putting together the pieces of what a friend suggestion should be called Room 5 Productions; a switchboard for the collection of sites I’m involved with. I don’t have a clever domain (yet), but I have setup BigBlueNetwork.
Along with the new network hub, I’ve installed phpAdsNew. This has to be the most incredible open-source ad serving system I’ve ever seen. In fact, I’d say this system rivals the commercial systems I’ve seen from companies like FastClick and Commision Junction. To top it all off, it has better documentation than I’ve seen for many commercial applications. If you’re at all interested in setting up your own ad server, do not hesitate; do not waiver; do not delay. Just use this software.