Archive for : June, 2011

Today.

I didn’t do much today, but I did send the request to cancel my server. I sent it at about 3:30, and I still haven’t received a reply. If I don’t get a reply tomorrow by the time I get back from the VA, then I think I’ll probably have to call them. They used to be pretty fast with customer service, but I guess they aren’t anymore. I almost forgot to post, that’s why I’m posting this so late! What reminded me was the question I get every day from daily diary asking me if I’ve posted today. Well I remembered that I hadn’t, so now I’m going to.

Because test runs are fun!

Last night I went to bed at about 12, (yep I said 12 AM.) I laid there for a couple hours, to try to go to sleep. I didn’t have any success whatsoever, so I decided to do one of those, “I’ll just get up and go to sleep when I get tired” things. That ended up not happening, and I ended up staying up all night. OK, that’s perfectly fine, (even when it’s not planned.) It was fun and I enjoyed it, but… um… today was my day to go to the VA! Luckily I managed to stay awake while I was there, (I actually had stuff to do this time!) I did my weekly project, and put paper in this bag to go to the shredder, (they don’t do the shredding there at the VA, another company does it.) When I came home, I immediately went to sleep for 4 hours! I’m sure I’ll sleep tonight, but if not, a Tylenol PM will speed up the process.

My domain works again.

For now it just forwards to blogspot, and it will be that way until I can get it transfered to another registrar. At that time, I’ll map it to blogger, the way bblogger likes to have it mapped. I’ll probably send the cancelation request to my host tomorrow morning, because now that my domain is separated from the server, there isn’t any reason for me to keep paying for it. I’m skipping weekly links this week, (but will try to have links ready next week.) Between this and not feeling well last week, I just don’t have any links ready. I hope to get back to doing weekly links regularly next week.

Haircuts and domain registrars.

I got my hair cut after church! After the service was over, I went to my friend’s house, and she cut my hair. It took a while, and I didn’t get back home until about 3:30. Then I came back home, and attempted to fix my broken domain, that I started breaking yesterday. I needed to separate my domain from my server, so I could cancel the account. I use GoDaddy for a registrar, and I changed my DNS settings to park my domain on their nameservers. I wanted to map it to blogger the way blogger wants you to do it, (using a subdomain,) but GoDaddy’s DNS management thingy isn’t exactly easy to figure out, (I can work with it, it just isn’t the best thing to have to work with.) So then I just decided to switch to publishing on blogspot and forward my domain there, (yeah, I know, blogger doesn’t like it, but it’s just easier.) So that’s what I was doing when I came home, but as of yet, the changes still haven’t propagated, (although they should have.) If it doesn’t work by tomorrow morning, I intend to call GoDaddy and ask them to do it for me. I’ve actually never had anything bad to say about their customer service, but the experience does leave me wanting to transfer my domain, (as soon as I can aford it, although not this coming month.)

Saturday 7 43

7 random things, as usual.

  1. Yesterday was the anniversary of my switch to blogger 2 years ago, (I think it was yesterday, anyway.) I always get it mixed up with 6/14 for some reason.
  2. I’m not even close to being ready for weekly links yet, I haven’t even done anything to find links.
  3. I’m thinking about participating in this
  4. I really need to do all the research in forwarding my domain to blogger, because my server will auto-renew on 7/2, and I’m not really looking forward to that.
  5. I’m not sure which service I’ll be going to tomorrow.
  6. I’m chatting on live with my friend Mark right now. I just managed to get live messenger up and working after like 3 months of not using it.
  7. My favorite number happens to be 43, and that’s how many times I’ve written and posted Saturday 7!

It’s almost the weekend.

I don’t have any plans for the weekend, (unlike last weekend!) Well, I guess I take that back, I should probably work on forwarding my domain, so that I don’t have to pay $59 for my server at the beginning of the month. I won’t cancil the server until I get everything forwarded though, because that would be bad, and result in my site going down, which is exactly what I want to avoid. Other than that, I’m not really doing anything, (except for church on Sunday.) I think I’m pretty much over this cold thing, I still have a bit of congestion, and still a small headache, but that’s it.

Thursday 2 questions.

Yeah, I don’t usually do questions right in a row, but I’m still a bit sick, so this is what I’m going to do. I do feel better than I yesterday though, so I’m hoping that by tomorrow, everything will be fine.
1) How many browsers do you installed on your computer? I have 3, because I installed Google Chrome on monday night, (I think.) I have Google Chrome, Firefox, and IE, (I don’t use all 3 of them of course.)

2) Do you think Blogger has improved since their last crash, or is it getting more frustrating for us?
Blogger is fine, since they were doing scheduled maintenance, then it turned into an unscheduled crash, there wasn’t anything to improve there. I do have one issue with following, I can’t use the navbar to follow anyone anymore, (I have to use the followers widget,) and another issue with removing page elements that well… just won’t remove themselves when they’re supposed to. The following issue is probably blogger, but the page element issue could be something I’m doing wrong.
Via Thursday 2 questions
Via

A question.

Pancakes or french toast? French toast, because I’m just not a pancakes kind of person, I mean I’ll eat them once in a while, (which is code for hardly ever.) I do love french toast though!
Via that’s my answer
I haven’t felt that well for the past couple days, I woke up with a soar throat yesterday morning, and it got worse this morning. I’m not going to the VA tomorrow, because they have some sort of training, and because I feel like I could probably sleep all day, I’m kind of glad I’m not going.

My big Google Chrome experiment.

Well, let’s see if this works. I had issues with the form last night when I was posting weekly links, so I’m not sure if it’s going to work tonight. Forms seem to be a bit of an issue for me, (I can’t seem to edit what I just wrote.) Certain sites render very strangely! Facebook, for instance, I can’t see the entire mobile page, and the regular site well… it just looks like it’s broken, or something! Google Reader is another site that doesn’t work, (I can’t actually see the feed items.) So there are issues with it. But I’m having fun testing it!

Weekly links for 6/20

I’m posting these links using Google Chrome. It seems to work wwell so far, although there are a few minor issues. I did find 4 links this week, although one was the link I had for last week.

  • account killer Instructions on how to delete a lot of online accounts.
  • FeedHint Make your own personal Hacker News feed. I like Hacker News, it’s a cool site, and with FeedHint, you can make a feed of stories by topic.
  • Vend A Snack Says it will deliver 24 snacks to your door. Snack and munch seems similar, and seems to have a larger selection.
  • encipher.it Encrypt text before sending it.