Catching Up

Let’s get caught up, shall we?

There have been a number of updates that should have been posted on ARCONATI.NET over the past year that have been missed or lost. There have been a number of technical issues that have caused this, but I’m confident that we have a relatively stable platform (for the price) that we shall continue to use moving forward. In summary, here’s a quick overview of the changes here since the last reunion in 2010. Fair warning: some of this is technical jargon.

I migrated to a web host at the time that Blogger stopped supporting FTP. At that time, since I was dropping a hosted service, and installing a CMS, I thought I’d like to get to know Drupal.

Boy, was I wrong. It seems powerful, but difficult to set up for my purposes. So I switched to WordPress, with which I’m more familiar. Later, I updated the theme with some ancestor photos, added a few posts to catch some recent events and had plans for more.

Then everyone’s favorite web host had a security snafu and my updates and content were lost. When I noticed, it was too late to restore my small amount of work from backup. I was also in the middle of some heavy work-related projects without any chance to redo it.

We are back in business now. I don’t have the changes redone yet, but I’ll be starting on some important additions. As I write this, the most recent post is current the one from Reunion 2010. I’ve got an archive of a post I made shortly after the reunion that I’ll import here.

More information, news and announcements should be coming real soon. Stay subscribed here for information about the Arconati Family Reunion 2012 as soon as it becomes available.

Until then,… Happy Thanksgiving!


Website Currently Down

This post will likely not publish at all, but at this moment I wanted to quickly note that the host for this web site is down and having problems. I’m unable to get them fixed at this time and will likely be moving hosts. It was a very good run and I can’t really complain since it has been free this entire time.


Welcome! Welcome Back!

Hello family members and welcome to my website –or welcome back if you’ve been here before. My name is Jim Arconati, son of James E. Arconati. If you’re here right now and your last name is ALSO Arconati, you probably were at the reunion this weekend. Well, I’ve been busy with this website for a while. But now I’d like to offer any of the benefits that I’ve been enjoying all this time to you. These include but are not limited to:

  • Email addresses that end in, and… For example,
  • A place to announce family news (like right here)…
  • Links to family-owned businesses and other websites… such as, and any blog or myspace page I can find.
  • And Blogs! I have a personal blog, as well as sites about music, quotes, kids and jokes (sometimes rated R).
  • My résumé..
  • Lots of other good stuff that I find interesting or important… I gather it all here and connect it from one place.

So if you are interested in having your own email address with your last name OR you’d like to have a blog address with your name on it OR you’d like to post your résumé OR you’d like a link to your existing blog / business website / MySpace page etc. OR you’d like something else entirely different but possible on these sites, please don’t hesitate to ask.

I’m also asking for your help. If you have anything you’d like to contribute, I’d be really excited to talk to you about it. Don’t worry, I’m not looking for MONEY contributions, but CONTENT contributions. I’m looking for news, birthdays, graduations, anniversaries, events, congratulations, awards, obituaries and anything ELSE for the family that you want to post about. You could also write about anything not family-related that you are passionate about. These sites should not just be for me, but for the whole family. Thanks again for your time.

James A. Arconati


Happy Birthday James A. Arconati

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Originally uploaded by ArcoJedi.

The Arconati News Portal would like to wish James A. Arconati (a.k.a. ArcoJedi) a Happy 31st Birthday.


3000 Visitors to!

Back in March of last year, it was reported that we had 2000 visitors to this site. The last year has been very good.

3000+ Visitors

As you can see, we have reached 3000 visitors. These are visitors to the root site of, not the entire network of sites. We have also recently seen a rise in visitors to all sites within this domain. Here is a screen example shot of Google Analytics stats for just the last week (2007/02/07 through 2007/02/13).

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Happy Birthday Lois C. Arconati

We want to wish a very Happy Birthday to Lois C. Arconati. Here is Mom and Olivia having fun at Lost Valley Lake.

Mom and Olivia Gone Swimming
Picture has been quality adjusted.


Happy Birthday James E. Arconati

We want to wish a very Happy Birthday to James E. Arconati. Here is a picture from his birthday last year, where we ate at a very fancy restaurant. In fact, Dad even got a visit from the very famous master chef to wish him a very happy birthday and give him a sloppy wet kiss. Who could it be?

James E. Arconati Birthday Dinner
Who is that standing next to Dad?


Famous Quotations

I got an email about the following quote in the October 2006 issue of Digital Transactions Magazine

It’s not just having the technology in place to identify a problem, but having the personnel that understand what the technical indicators mean, says James [E.] Arconati, business leader, capacity management at MasterCard. The problem may not lie on the hardware where it was spotted, but perhaps in a specific set of transactions or card types.

It also can be centered on a specific time of day, such as when batch users access the network. There has to be a holistic, proactive approach to managing a network, says Arconati.

Digital Transactions is an industry-trade journal devoted to trends in the electronic exchange of value. The October 2006 issue features this quote in an article titled Heading Off the Traffic Jam. It’s a discussion about the rapid growth in electronic transactions.

Download the Current Issue and go to page 34.


Jonathan & Kelly Arconati Expecting

We have good news! Jon and Kelly are expecting their first child. The due date is February of 2007.

Jon and Kelly Arconati

Congratulations you two!


Arconati Family Reunion

As reported previously, we have a family reunion coming up this weekend.

2006 Arconati Family Reunion

Sunday, September 10th, 2006
Noon to 4pm

City of St. Peters
Civic Centre Pavilion R
On Mexico Road
between Spencer and Jungerman
St. Peters MO

The Pavilion has electric outlets and includes a new playground. City Centre Park also has a beautiful gazebo with a pond and waterfall.

Bring food and beverages for your own family. Glass containers and alcohol are prohibited.

New This Year

“Mini-spaghetti Tasting”
Bring some of your “favorite recipe” spaghetti dish to share with all.

For additional information call:
Jeanne (Arconati) Novakowski
Jim (Arconati) Arconati