I have had my fourcookies.com domain for a while, 2005 I think. I have also had Google Workspaces email for that domain for at least 10 years until recently. Google decided it needed to get money for what they had been giving away for free for years. I really cannot aford $400+ a for about 4 family email addresses and so looked to my domain host to do my email. What a pain the last week has been. I switched it all over to my host Midphase last Thursday and once it propagated I was then unable to make any email addresses. I chatted with support, they updated some TXT records and then said you know what we need to escalate this. That was over 5 days ago. It has been like pulling teeth to get anyone to look at this issue. I have chatted with support twice and they said both times they talked to an engineer and got it to the top of the queue. Nothing. I just did it again this evening but am not holding my breath that anything will happen overnight. (Midphase has departments located in the UK and Utah and should have tech support 24/7/365. Here is to getting my email fixed soon or I may have to ask for my money back and go look at getting it hosted somewhere else. Damn that felt good to vent.
Wednesday, March 3, 2021
I haven't used this blog like I was expecting. Just found out that Github now forces HTTPS for custom domains which is really nice and for some reason on here it will not update for my custom domain. Says I do not own it though I do. Not sure it is worth figuring it out or not as I may just remove this from my site. We shall see.
Wednesday, April 8, 2015
In the above article it referenced the SteamTool Library Manager 1.1. This tool is really sweet. It uses NTFS Junctions to create a folder on the SSD drive to point to a game folder on another drive. You need your drives you are using to be formatted NTFS. You can then move a game or two at a time to your SSD and enjoy the speed of loading etc that it offers. It moves the game back and forth fairly fast and so far most games I have tried work great. I highly suggest this if you have a smaller SSD you are running your OS on. So try this app out if you are in this same situation and let me know what you think.
Note of warning: Since this is a data moving tool there is a possibility if used wrong that you may lose data.
Friday, March 6, 2015
I had a failing access point in the house I had been wanting to replace for a while so figured I would try it out. It works like a charm. You basically turn off the DHCP server, virtual servers and any port forwarding you had setup and give the router a new internal IP Address. Then plug an ethernet cable into one of the LAN ports (Do not use the internet/WAN port when using it as an AP) and you are done. So far it works great as a switch and AP though it cannot do its routing duties anymore.
This bumped me up to 56Mbps wireless in the house and saved me from buying a new wired AP for the house as well.
Saturday, February 28, 2015
You can also use Github.com as a free place to put your personal website or a micro site as they allow you to customize your domain to utilize there web hosting. I pay just for my domain and that is it these days. No need to pay for expensive hosting for small sites anymore.
I am not sure in the past how I lived without version control. It is so useful to have the ability to revert back to another older version at the touch of a button. The Github for windows tool is has a really easy GUI interface for those of us who like visuals to interact with and you can also use your favorite command line as well if you are interested.
Check it out for your next project and start following some people as well for great ideas and interaction within the design/dev community.
What are your thoughts about version control? Have you used Github for something unique? If so tell me about it.
Friday, January 30, 2015
- Displaying a menu for a restaurant/bar/wine bar website. Tables are great for this as they easily let you setup lists that are side by side so you can have prices next to your menu. Sure you could also do an un-ordered list but I find that all browsers treat tables almost exactly alike since they are so old.
- Anytime you have to display some type of data that is in a spreadsheet or matrix. Tables let you move data that may be given in an spreadsheet format and display it easily on the web. You can easily color or highlight rows to make viewing easier for this massive amount of data and it is easily formatted. Again all browsers will display this almost similarly across each browser type.
- Long unruly lists also can be helped by putting the data in a table. It is easy to use a table to help format a long list that is getting out of hand.
Friday, November 22, 2013
If you have ever used Git or Subversion you will understand Github. It is a public place to show off code and they let you host sites for free if you keep the Repo public. (you can edit it and other can ask to contribute to it as well.) A great service and way easier for me to maintain and backup my site.
Check it out if you are looking to put up a quick site. They also have Automatic Page Generator for those of you that do not want to play with the code. Enjoy!