Lately one thing leads to another, especially when it's technology related.
With the arrival of the Macs, wireless connections became unreliable. The new Airport Extreme has completely eliminated any connection issues. This router has a USB port that accepts external drive and printers--multiple devices with a USB hub.
The 2TB external drive hanging off the iMac seemed a good candidate for network sharing. Only thing is that once on the router, it disappeared. Turns out it needed reformatting from NTFS to Mac. Now all is well.
So after a few bumps, I have a very cool setup taking shape here.
Also this weekend I contracted with BlueHost for web hosting. I'm experimenting with Wordpress, planning for an eventual conversion from Blogger as well as adding on various online visual galleries and more. Exciting stuff to come!