Random stuff

Spent a while last night trying to find a domain name to buy. Every single one had gone, which is no great surprise I guess, and if I wanted to start using numbers instead of letters I could get something close, but that’s cheating so I won’t. And anyway, if I want to write on a domain of mine, a quick hop to dnsstuff would tell someone everything they could want to know about it (yep, even the hosting company, which server and how many other sites are on the server so you can’t even pretend you have cool hosting when you are really on one of the junk hosts) so anonymity is blown. So screw buying another. I’m going back there.

Typo. Did it over again and I think that it’s because the Alias is not setup – and as I couldn’t see a way of doing this through cpanel, and because I didn’t try the .htaccess at domain level I subbed a ticket to ASO late last night. So now I have the reply and just need to give a couple of bits of info but then Gary has emailed me an XP setup guide (cheers !) which I’ll get round to tackling later so I get to see the inside of the ‘new kid on the blogging block’.

House builders – here’s an idea! The suppliers of your concrete lintels for windows ? get them to set holes at a fixed size and depth in two rows parallel to one edge. Then us – the people who have to put blinds / curtain rails and other materials as deemed by the females in the house – have somewhere easy and predictable to slap some rawlplugs into. Battering away with a screaming hammer drill is not – oddly enough – anywhere close to my ‘leisure interests’ list.

Is a comment beginning “Hi everybody” and which then turns out to someone promoting their anti-spam methods in fact spam itself ? I think so. Anyone who has a clue knows that SK2 and BB are all you need.

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  3. I wouldn’t call it spam … just somebody trying to market their own solution. Just bad manners doing it on somebody’s personal blog IMO.

    That Typo solution is definately only for local use Mark :) I’ve seen a few people use webrick on their host and I wouldn’t advise that at all. The webhost should have Ruby on Rails configured and have fcgi enabled (or Typo runs_very_slowly).

  4. I’ll forgive the ‘spam’ seeing as I’ve 2 experts telling me so ;)

    Gary – yeah I’ll try it on here (local) first. ASO do have all the kit and it does work though …. and if it’s not TOO unfriendly, well, you never know ;)

  5. And anyway, if I want to write on a domain of mine, a quick hop to dnsstuff would tell someone everything they could want to know about it (yep, even the hosting company, which server and how many other sites are on the server…

    I think I’m misunderstanding what you’re saying.

    My domain registrar has an anonymizer for what… $2 a year? Supposedly you can’t figure out my address, phone number, or e-mail from a whois lookup now, although I know you can get that info from other, non-whois/non DNSstuff sources. High profile sites like truthlaidbare.com use these anonymizers too, to hide the owners’ real names. Or, uh, I thought they did.

    Or are you talking about something else that totally blew past my brain? (Whooosh!)

  6. My domain registrar has an anonymizer for what… $2 a year? Supposedly you can’t figure out my address, phone number, or e-mail from a whois lookup now,

    Would I be right in suggesting to withhold your personal details when you register your domains ? That is the case with my domain name and it was free.

  7. hy pplz
    i m SO bord il sai ANITIN dat cumz inta mi hed
    so far i haven’t spelt anything right ….. before this but anywayzzzzzzzz
    have u bin2 da LNSEMSF type it in google
    IF that is, you accept this challenge of actually being bothered!
    MUAHAHAHA MUHAHAHA
    wait a minute…….
    im SPAMMIN!!!
    oh my golly gosh!
    *gasps*
    but in the end-do i have a point?
    i think im random enough 2 have a blog now….
    but does ANYONE have a point
    nag nag nag
    yak yak yak
    bla bla bla
    some people spell bla with a h
    some people dont
    some people pronounce h hache
    some people dont
    i say ache
    but i dont have a stomach ache
    or head ache
    or foot ache
    but right now
    im happy i dont
    but youre not happy i dont
    you want to throw a *virtual* brick at me
    id rather not have a *virtual* brickmark in my face
    -right now
    but thank you for offering
    anyway

    thanx
    love you all
    but maybe not him
    bye!

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