So I *think* I finally have everything in order around here — if you see a broken link or unfinished template, please let me know!
I’ve been MIA because some crazy person hacked into my Greymatter installation and uploaded tons of anime videos. $#@%!!! Because of that, I had to change my blogging software to Movable Type. I was actually dreading the change but now I’m an MT convert. geek>
The one thing I still have to do is import my 460 entries from Greymatter to MT. OMG. I contemplated starting fresh but I just CAN’T. LET. GO. I’ve been blogging since 2002 and I don’t want to lose a single TV-obsessed entry, hee.
YES!!! I got Movable Type installed! Now I just need to figure out how to customize the templates… *wibble*
OMG. I AM SO PISSED AT MYSELF. I just spent pretty much ALL DAY making a layout and writing the html pages for a new fanlisting. And somehow as I’m transferring the files from my desktop (where I use PhotoShop) to my laptop (where I actually store my files and do all my uploading), the entire folder gets deleted. I have no idea how the hell I managed that but all my images and php files are gone. AN ENTIRE DAY WASTED. Part of me wants to cry and the other part wants to kick and scream. What a horrible way to start the week. *grumbles*
I’ve had that Pacey/Joey layout up since April (APRIL!!!) so I thought it was time for a change around here. And I just love that picture of The OC cast even if Seth and Summer seem to be missing. I’m just going to imagine that they’re off enjoying some time alone together. HA.
Besides it’s e-l.net’s third birthday on Monday and I figured that was cause enough for a new layout. I can’t believe my domain’s been around that long. Craziness. So yay, Happy Birthday to my domain and all that!
Anyway, I’m going to enjoy the rest of my night by cozying up under a blanket, eating chocolate truffles, and flipping back and forth between Desperate Housewives and the Golden Globes. Can’t think of anything better right now. Have a great night everyone!
Got bored waiting for the “evening shift” of NBC’s Olympics coverage to come on (women’s gymnastics, yes!)… so new layout! I made the screen caps myself. ð I’m still on a Pacey/Joey high from the constant viewing of my Dawson’s Creek season 3 DVDs. True Love is one of my most favorite DC episodes — I just LOVE the end when Pacey and Joey sail away together.
Squee!!! *hugs blog* Ahh, it’s so good to be back. Again. ð
The reason for the downtime is another loooong and decidedly frustrating story. Let me just say that Brianne and Becca are AWESOME. I’m hosted on their server now and things seem to be looking up.
I still have tons of sites to upload but I couldn’t resist a quick update. Seeing my pretty blue Greymatter makes me all giddy.
I’m moving back to my old semi-dedicated server. It’s not a particularly interesting story — I’ll just say that all the effort I put into changing hosting companies was pretty much useless because my domains take up more space, bandwidth and server resources than a normal shared hosting plan can offer.
Oh well, at least it’s a 3 day weekend so I’ll have time to take care of this move and work out all the kinks.
So anyway, that’s what’s going on — hopefully the domain will be up and running on the old server in the next 24 hours…
Ahhhh… my blog is back. YIPPEE. ð
To make a long story short…
My former host frustrated me. They had to reinstall the server I was hosted on because of “issues.” What those issues are, I have no idea. All I know was that they didn’t provide me with satisfactory explanations AND it was causing me downtime, which did not make me happy. I’m with a new host now so I’m crossing my fingers that I won’t have to move… ever again. It’s such a pain — I mean, I still have lots of sites to upload! My head hurts just thinking about it.
Oh! I have 3 Gmail accounts to give away — anyone interested? Just comment with your first name, last name and current email address and I’ll send one as soon as I can. So far, I think GMail is really great. The pages load quickly, emails are grouped together, and the interface is clean and simple. I’ve never used Hotmail or Yahoo so I can’t compare — but so far, so good!
I love Pacey and Joey but that layout was up for 5+ months. Good grief, I’m lazy.
So… new layout it is (or really, new header image and colors). I realize I left Ron out but I just couldn’t fit him in there without the image being way too big. Plus, I’m all about Harry/Hermione anyway. Hehe.
Carmen/Robyn — look to the left! I fixed the link. Will never link any other clothing site but Revolve again. I’ve learned my lesson with you two coming here and scolding me! ð And yes, I will definitely give you guys a call if you get Ella Moss. Love her stuff. < end personal conversation >
So I noticed that my bandwidth usage is abnormally high for the month but I was too lazy to look into it further earlier today. I think it’s the weather — it’s unbelievably hot and it’s making me completely unproductive. Anyway, I finally get around to checking my email after watching tonight’s Alias and I get an email from the lovely Shirphie (thanks girl!) letting me know about this site that took my layout from A Drop in the Ocean, a number of my wallpapers *and* to top it all off, they’re direct linking most of it. I’m so stupid for forgetting to install the .htaccess file ages ago. *hits head* I don’t even want to bother emailing this person so for now, I uploaded .htaccess so she doesn’t kill more of my bandwidth. I’ll have to get around to contacting her soon because there are a few images that she uploaded to her own server. Too bad I don’t know what language she speaks. UGH. If anybody knows and wants to drop me an email, I’d be really grateful. Also, does anyone know how to disable right-clicking? Any opinions on it? I can’t believe this. So annoying.
I’m going to do the Seven on Sunday because shopping and/or thinking about shopping always makes me feel better… ð
Seven things you’d buy right now if you weren’t too broke to afford them…
1. A Marc Jacobs bag… soft leather, beautiful colors, and awesome hardware. Gorgeous all around, if it weren’t for the price.
2. Widescreen plasma HDTV. My boyfriend and I go to Best Buy to look at them. They’re so cool.
3. A new cell phone. I’ve had mine since the dark ages (1999). It’s so old and clunky compared to all the new phones.
4. A Laptop for Rob. He needs a new computer like, immediately.
5. A trip for Rob and me to traipse around Europe for a few months. We need the vacation.
6. This simple bracelet from Tiffany & Co.
7. A smaller house for my Dad. I always feel bad that I moved clear across the state and he lives in a 4-bedroom house by himself.
It’s about 1:45am and I’m not sleepy at all. I’m still fired up from learning about that site! Guh.