01/29/08

cleaning time

Trying to clean out my sites. I seem to be using most of my webspace on this domain, so I want to try and pare that down some. I'm moving my Trigun site over as a subdomain on the gwg, because I have lots of space there. I may move other things, I dunno. ^_^; I think I'm going to have to break down and get an actual domain and space for my free graphics site. That's the biggest thing I have on this server right now, and I'm not sure how much room to expand that I might have. I'll have to see how bills play out after I get my main computer fixed. ><

01/29/08 11:32, by , Categories: dubird.net
01/21/08

I. HATE. ZONEALARM.

Seriously.

I have to use it up at work because my boss likes it. I suuuuuuuuuucks! I just ran an update today, and it reset all the prefs. Even ones that I hadn't touched, it changed them. So now, I have no idea what's going to work and what won't on which sites. Haaaaattteee iiitttttt. *garbarughl*

In other news, it's f'n cold. Stupid winter.

01/21/08 16:29, by , Categories: dubird.net
01/14/08

Allrighty then. XP

I got the Shuttle working! It's not perfect, but hey, it works so I'll live. I'm hoping to be able to get the parts to fix my main computer by the end of the month. In the meantime, I've been spending time working on a couple commissions and playing Sims 2. And for some reason, I had the urge to open up Dungeon Siege 2: Broken World and play it. I can't remember finishing it, though I definatly remember finishing the main DS2, so now I shall. Whee.

In other news, new layout for my pixel site. I am so dorkily proud of it! ^_^ Took me about 5-6 hours total. Not in a row, but all total.

You may also notice the lack of images here. Well, the server where my site is hosted had HD problems. And now, my images folder is missing. Everything else seems to be there, but not that. I hope for it to get fixed soon. *rolls eyes* Check back in a few days, everything should be good.

Anyhoo, that's the news site-wise. I'm also hoping to sit down and add to the gwg by the end of the month. Here's hoping! *knocks on wood*

Edit: Ok, got some of my images back. The rest were corrupted. Apparently, they don't have any kind of backup utility like they should. -_- So I at least have my layout images back. I'm still missing some avatars and link buttons, but I think I have them somewhere at home. I'll try and find them tonight.

01/14/08 21:58, by , Categories: dubird.net
11/27/07

and life goes on

Wow, I didn't realize how long it had been since I posted here. ^_^; So, here's the rundown:

1. Adopted a kitty! Her name is Amisi, and I just love her. She's kinda shy and a little skittish, but she also loves her cuddles. I took her with me when I went home for Thanksgiving, and she did ok with the dogs as long as they were quiet, which is a good thing. Mom and Dad both loved her, and would go into the spare room where she was just to pet her, so I think she was a hit. XD I totally have to get a laser light pen or keychain for her, because Ken had one and it was hilarious!

2. Computer down. Again. I think it's the CPU this time. Or maybe the fan wasn't working correctly and overheating it, I dunno. I'm going to finish cleaning and reassemble tonight, and see if it will work. The motherboard/CPU combo I have picked out (with memory) is about $200, which is much better than I thought it was going to be. No, it's not the top of the line, but it's better than even the one I had before this one, which is a good thing. Yay, Oblivion! ^_^;

3. Had to replace the driver's side mirror on my truck because someone broke it off. Seriously. What the hell? That's the third time I've replaced a mirror on that damn truck! But since I don't need new tires yet, I just got a new one put on instead of drilling the casing and putting the old one back on. It costs less than the new tires, which is very good since I'll be short in money from last month yet again. I really don't know why I keep going short. I know how it started, just not why I can't get it back up. I'm working out a budget right now, and we'll see if that helps.

4. I failed at NaNoWriMo. *sheepish look*

I think that's about it. Not much else on the website front. Been going through some old layouts that I never finished or ended up using and redoing them for my free graphics site (which has a new look, btw). Other than that, I really haven't been doing much for any of my sites. I've been trying to get back into arts, and with my home computer down, I can probally get more sketching done. You know, around playing ZTP again. ^_^;; Gawd, I love that game! But I had the urge to play some Sims 2, and of course, I CAN'T PLAY WITHOUT MY COMPUTER. Arugh! XP I also had to miss Diablos last night in FFXI, which annoys the hell out of me! We finally get to a point where we can make a run, and I can't go! *grrrrrr* I don't know if that says something or what, but whatever. Ok, off to do some work, enjoy your day/week/month/whatever! ^_^;

11/27/07 09:58, by , Categories: dubird.net
09/18/07

Updated gbd with a new layout. And a new tutorial on how to use my layouts. Whee. I really need a FAQs section, but don't know what I should put there.

Also, new site on my domain. This came out of a conversation on another message board a week or so ago. Someone had posted a topic about an art theif on DA, and of course, everyone rallied to make comments and so on. Unfortunatly, some of those comments were rather nasty, and I'm thinking to myself 'it's no wonder so many people like that get defensive and so on when their first confrontation is hostility'. So my idea was a group that would activly look out for art theft as well as help artists deal with suspected theives, but do so in a polite and mature manner. Yes, a lot of theives know they're doing wrong, but what about the few that don't? It seems to me that it's better to educate someone rather than attack them.

So, I now have a group open for anyone that is interested in this: Aabita. Check it out, you might find it something you want to get on board with. ^_^

09/18/07 13:35, by , Categories: dubird.net