Here I GoDaddy

Well, I looked around a lot and followed the URLs y’all posted, and ended up transferring my domain registry to GoDaddy.  Or at least I initiated the transfer; I haven’t gotten anything from NetSol yet, but hopefully they’ll let the transfer go through with no problems.  I settled on GD because I plan on (probably) using their Domains By Proxy service later on after the tranfer’s approved.  This way I’ll no longer have to publish my e-mail and street addresses in the WhoIs database; they’ll just forward everything to me as necessary.  Right now I’m using Drag City’s street address in WhoIs, but they’re getting all my snailmail spam as a result.  And I’m still vulnerable to e-mail spam, so… I think DBP could be a good solution to all that.  We’ll see, I’m going to read up on it a little more before I decide.

Photos are a mess

John and I are both screwing around with our websites.  I’ve been migrating all my pictures into the blog.  I got rid of all those postings I made about the tour photos, since the links are all broken now and the postings didn’t make any sense anymore.  I tried to keep the comments and just move them along with the pictures, but I think I lost a few, oh well.  I like the new format a lot better, being able to see the pictures I took on the days that I took ‘em.  It makes more sense. Look at one of the monthly archive pages to see what I mean.

Wow, MT does photos

I’ve been playing with Movable Type’s image-manipulation features.  I think I’m going to start moving my photos into the blog, same as I’ve been doing with the old press clippings.  I’m putting them into their own category within the blog; right now it’s just called My Photos. There’s only a couple of pictures of M.O.T.O. on there right now but I just got started with it.  When that page gets out of control I can always break it down into smaller categories (albums).  I’m putting the thumbnail and description on the blog entry and the full image is viewable as a popup window; I hope that’s not too annoying.  If I get sick of that I can figure out another way to display the pictures but at least this way I can incorporate them into the rest of the blog.  It’s so easy to do, I can’t believe I haven’t been doing it this way already. MT creates the thumbnail for you and everything.  :-)

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Quiet around here

It’s hard to get back into the swing of blogging since I got back from touring. I have been doing some fixup work on the site that I haven’t bothered to write about.  Dreamweaver found a whole bunch of bad internal links that I think I finally fixed last night. In my wanderings I discovered that the press page for Telescopic got halfway eaten by Movable Type; I guess it’s not a good idea to store very long pages as index templates.  I’m going to have to look through my backup CDs and see if I can find a backup of that page elsewhere.  Ugh!!

My domain name’s coming up for renewal soon… not the hosting service but the name itself. I’m looking to change the registrar away from Verisign / Network Solutions, for obvious reasons.  Trying to decide where to transfer it to:, GoDaddy or someplace else?  Any recommendations for or against?

Upgraded MT

I upgraded my Movable Type scripts to version 2.51.  Just making sure everything still works!

Mystery Song 014

…is now posted for your enjoyment. Last week’s mystery song was "The Alphabet Song" by Floyd Robinson.  Wow, what a surprise!  ;-)

Mystery Song 013

… has just been posted. Last week’s mystery song was "Kaettekita Yopparai" by the Folk Crusaders, and I certainly hope you enjoyed it.


Hi edith, it’s me rian!
I’ve taken my turn at Scrabble© in Al’s Ashtray Game Room
and I’ve made a total of
     137 points,
for playing
     MOSQUITO (137)
Players in this game, and their current scores are:-
1 – rian: Score = 287
2 – edith: Score = 176

More gloating

I just trounced John at online Scrabble for the second time in a row, 321 to 176.  And I beat Ryan finally, but it was a real close shave at 281 to 278.  Current middleweight contenders Scott and Chad are no problem for me, but Alyce is giving me trouble right now; she might be better at this than I am.  I’m glad, I need to find more worthy opponents.  I’m going to invite my mother to play. She will kill me deader than hell; she completes the New York Times Sunday crossword in under an hour every weekend!

Finally victorious

I just totally annihilated John at online Scrabble, 350 to 169. And I’m giving Ryan a run for his money in another game we started, though he’ll probably still beat me in the end.

Bested by John

John Whitney just whipped me at online Scrabble, and Ryan’s about to kick my ass even worse.  I’ve sent out a few invites to other friends, hopefully they’ll be more on my level.  :-|

Mystery Song 012

… has just been posted.  The last mystery song, which I ended up leaving online for the past month, was "The Best Individual Song On The CD" by The Fucking Pigs. I hope you enjoyed it.  :-)

Cleaning up the mess

It’s a beautiful thing to be back home.  :-) I’m just padding around like a housecat, and screwing around on the computer a lot.  I was fucking around with tour photos a lot yesterday… there are a million of ‘em.  Showed them all to John last night, he was very impressed.  This is the first tour I’ve done with a decent camera and it really paid off!!  I tried uploading all the pictures en masse to my .Mac account but it’s buggy as hell… it keeps repeating photos and erasing descriptions and just doing things that I never told it to.  I’m not sure if that’s the fault of .Mac or of iPhoto, but either way that won’t work.  So I’m doing it the old-fashioned way, making my own thumbnails and adding the pictures into my gallery pages one at a time.

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Photos link back up

Damn, the link to my photos page has been wrong for over a month now.  My bad!  John says he kept meaning to tell me about that; I was also alerted by one of the fans I talked to while I was on tour.

I’ll be posting tour photos pretty soon, when I get ‘em organized and labeled.  Also my inbox is downloaded now, so anybody who took pictures at the shows can go ahead and send me copies, and/or send me URLs where I can grab ‘em for myself.  :-)

At the Hideout again

photo by Edith FrostJohn Whitney and band

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