hosting ugliness

So it’s been almost 4 days since this blog died an ugly death. Two of the MySQL servers of the hosting company stopped working (with no explanation given) and when I contacted them they said that I should check the “known current issues” section in the account control panel. In fewer words; they suck. They didn’t even bother to tell me what was happening and their response ended in “I hope you’re having a great weekend”.

I may be too upset about this but when someone contacts you in the middle of the night before the sun is even up on Saturday and they tell you that their site is dead they can’t be having too great a weekend can they? They probably didn’t mean it sarcastically but that’s how I took it. I wanted to jump through the screen, grab them by the shoulders and shake them a couple of times.

As you can see the database is back online which means the site is back on as well but I don’t know for how long. As I type this the server might have already crapped out on me again and when I click the Publish button my entry will be lost. I made a fresh backup of the database and will soon start to move away from this hosting company.

They used to be far more reliable when I was with them a year ago and now they’ve lost me as a customer for ever. If they had done anything about this issue sooner or if they had offered some sort of decent apology or compensation I would not be so upset but they haven’t.

Bye bye streamline.net. I am seriously disappointed in you.

FFAF: Ready, set, go!

Hello all you beautiful people! The time as I’m writing this is closing to midnight. This means that in a couple of minutes I will be opening the blog for Guest Posting. I will upgrade all the registered users to Authors thus allowing them to post freely on here. To be able to post here you need to register as a user and you will automatically be enabled to post. If you have already registered you can login from here.

For those of you who don’t like registrations (I don’t see why but some people don’t like to register) I have placed a form which will allow you to post directly to this blog without the need to register.

I don’t have any guidelines for your posts except for:

      Remember to use the FFAF category (and any other one you may want to use)
      Plug yourself in the post
      and have fun!

I’ll try to make this a sticky post but I’m not sure it will work.

So, thanks for coming by! Enjoy the first Free For All Friday!

i see WEIRD people

To the person who found this site by googling “pee soaked hair”…

WTF!

Also, why am I ranking for that term?!

Blog Action Day :: 15th of October 2007

Blog Action Day is approaching fast. In almost a month from today thousands of people will be blogging for one cause. This year’s important issue that will be discussed is the environment. Every blogger will be able to “Post about the environment in their own way and relating to their own topic. Our aim is to get everyone talking towards a better future.”

Everyone, no matter of nationality or background, will be able to join in either by:
“Publishing a post on their blog which relates to an issue of their own choice pertaining to the environment. For example: A blog about money might write about how to save around the home by using environmentally friendly ideas. Similarly a blog about politics might examine what weight environmental policy holds in the political arena. Posts do not need to have any specific agenda, they simply need to relate to the larger issue in whatever way suits the blogger and readership. Our aim is not to promote one particular viewpoint, only to push the issue on the table for discussion. So write in whatever way suits your readers and your blog, just relate it back to the environment and make sure it goes up on October 15th.”
or by:
“Posting a banner on their site (http://blogactionday.org/promote) or by donating their day’s blog earnings to an environmental charity of their choice.”

I will be there and hopefully so will you.

ranking #1 on google for…

“lost the will to live”!? I feel so proud and accomplished…

The post itself is not one of my worst either! Have a read and a laugh, and remember to sponsor me!