ecks Elsewhere

AHHHHH!!! Elsewhere’s coding for each and every page is so totally messed up! (Validation-wise.)

I’ve finally decided to try to validate the (x?)html for Elsewhere. ^^;;; But … there are so many pages! *cries* And for the moment I don’t feel like changing from html to php pages. I guess I like being able to view the pages through my computer, and not just online.

(Don’t look at Elsewhere though, I’m still trying to update all the pages to the new layout. And … whatever else I’m going to end up doing to it.)

(note to self: main graphite section complete)

fanlisting gripes

I’m going through all the fanlistings I joined and … making sure I’m still listed, making sure the fanlisting is still there, other things. Why? Because … I guess I have nothing better to do. (I think, when I do nothing on the weekend [I mean go out somewhere] I get bored and … I don’t know what I’m thinking really because my body wants sleep but I’m too bored to sleep. [Make something out of that if you will.]) I already looked at lj, the site that will remain unnamed on my blog because it’s too trendy, the comments on lj, updated my fanlistings, ran Norton Anti-Virus and Spybot Search & Destroy and Ad-Aware (because I randomly got a pop-up warning me some IP-url was trying to set a cookie; nothing was found), umm … updated all the minor pages on this site … and I don’t really remember what else I did so I guess it was nothing interesting.

Anyway! (I got this health booklet thingie from my psych prof because the health center printed them out and he thought we students should have one so I took one and it says in here “Staying awake for 17 to 19 hours is like having a blood alcohol level of .05…” WOO! Um, yeah, I know that doesn’t mean they have the same … chemical? effect, but it’s still funny. And no, I’m not drunk. Honestly.)

Two gripes I have about fanlistings (I don’t remember where I put the other gripes, so … no sort of linkage for … linking purposes). One, when the list isn’t sorted alphabetically, it’s sorted by member id/join order. It just makes it that much harder to find my name, meaning I have to pull out the Ctrl-F action, which isn’t too bad really but still fairly annoying considering lists are meant for an easier read (no?). And seriously, what’s the point of it? “Oh look, the person on the bottom of my list is such a BIG NUMBER. I’m really POPULAR, I have so many people joining my fanlisting of a subject not at all related to me.”

Two, the Enthusiast list default setup, just yuck. I am very much partial to the PHPFanBase list. ALL the members on ONE single page. No flipping through multiple pages trying to guess where “Jei…” might end up on the list. I guess I understand why the Enth list is set up that way, it makes it less, I don’t know, demeaning? to the members (I’m no longer a number! hurrah!), and it’s trying to lessen the download time and such. (If those are the reasons, I’m just guessing.) But … I don’t know about you, but it doesn’t cut down on time much either way, download time or my time trying to find my name. For example. The Inuyasha fanlisting uses the Enth script. I applaud them (since I never managed to get it to work for me *pout*). I just wish they could find the coding (I hope that’s the word I’m thinking of) that says how many people are listed per page. Because every time I look at the list I keep going from somewhere in the middle to … wherever I am on that list. I usually end up going through about 10-20 pages searching for J … then Je … then … finally … Jei. I know the list is so huge that she doesn’t want too much data downloaded at one time, but … maybe if she changed it from 25 members to maybe 50? then I could cut down on how many pages I look through.

Or maybe I’m just being an uber dork, checking a few times a year to see that my info is exactly the same as … the last time I checked. (Or maybe, all the time I’m doing this, I’m secretly cursing the people who DON’T update their info in the fanlistings that I run. *snerk*)


…I have nothing to say. I find that sad. My blog (and therefore domain) is sitting here unused … gathering dust … doing nothing. boo.

But I’m pretty sure I’ll pay $17 in a month to renew my registration. ^^’

*cries happily*

I have no idea what the heck happened. No one else’ll probably know what I’m talking about though. Oh well. My site was redirecting to another site for some reason. O.o Also my host’s site, when I tried to go there to see what was wrong with my site. At first I thought there was some sort of hacking going on.

When I was on my other host (that I will never refer to by name if I can help it) something happened to inangeling-dot-net that I never figured out. All indexes were replaced by someone else’s index. I dunno why, I dunno how, but nothing ever happened after that so I just re-uploaded all my index pages and ignored it.

Now I’m just wondering if my host was doing something to their servers and wires got crossed or I don’t know … But I do know if they don’t e-mail explaining this I’m going to start packing up. >.> Yes, this is an odd occurance, no, I doubt it’ll ever happen again or that my site is at risk. I just wouldn’t want to stay with a company that doesn’t keep me informed. *bad experience*

… This might explain it. *checked announcements etc.* They were renumbering IP addresses for shared hosting, starting at 12 am Central on Thursday. I went to my site at 10:59 Pacific, Wednesday. I did visit my site within the previous 30–45 minutes, too. Weird. Doesn’t really explain why THE HOST’S SITE was showing a different site though. They still don’t have an index-y page for support, it’s just showing … that list index page.

Oh well. *goes off to backup MySQL stuff*

[edit] Nevermind, can’t find phpMyAdmin on the server. ¬.¬ Can’t access my (default) e-mail either.
[edit2] No wonder I didn’t know this would happen, I forgot to change my e-mail address with my host. *dur*

fallibility of the ‘net

I’m tired, it’s late, so I can’t remember the word I’m thinking of. *blink* I can’t even remember what I’m thinking of. Something … about how it’s always changing. Yeah.

I guess I’m not getting back my old ezboard posts. ;.;

Someone hacked ezboard almost two months ago and everything went down and they spent all this time restoring everything and right now they say if your posts haven’t come back by now you’re not going to get them back and guess what? I’m really lame for being sad because of some bits (bytes?) lost in the internet void. I don’t even know what I’m missing. I didn’t get very far in cleaning up the topics. ^.^;; It’s just, I guess, some stuff from when I was 15 or 16. Is it stupid of me for feeling old because I’ve been online for the past 5 years? Ehehe.

Anyway. I keep freaking out about things like … I can’t say that, because the “that” that I would be referring to is the 5 years thing … I need sleep. This is a stupid post. I’m not supposed to make stupid posts on my nice pretty blog anymore. But oh well. Everyone shall hear my lament. Hah.

I keep freaking out about computer stuff and internet stuff. I really shouldn’t be so attached to something that I don’t even understand. (how exactly do you take plastic, metal, and electricity, and make it do all the things a computer does?)

But … I tend to be an emotional packrat. Like, sometimes I’ll wish I’d kept my Valentine’s from grammar school. Do you know how many valentines that was?! Maybe something like 15–30 × five years … silly. When I was a kid, I thought, ‘I can throw these out, I’ll just get more next year.’ Yeah … haven’t gotten a Valentine from a non-family member since … 7th or 8th grade.


…I keep worrying that Livejournal might go down, and I’ll never see my entries again. (Going on 3 years now.) Or my Greatestjournal. I worry about GJ more, because no one pays for that, and LJ is more like a business type of thing … well now it is, anyway. *below the belt* haha. I mean … I already had my domain hostserverthingie go bust. They were definitely a business and still went bust. Then again, they were also overselling or whatever that term is. I lost the comments on my last 7 blog entries that time. ;.; (I salvaged the actual entries from the Internet Archive 6 months or a year later.)

That’s it. It’s late. Bah. Stupid. I think I may need a haircut. *random*