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07 October 2005 @ 10:26 am
EDIT: I just realized those crazy people at DH are having yet -another- sale. First 888 people who sign up get 80% off their first year of hosting. Click that link in the next sentence for more details!

So, prompted by DreamHost reducing their prices for domain registration, I decided to transfer all four domains I had registered with Dotster over. Dotster was still charging me $14.95/year on all four (though I had yet to pay for two of them as they were free handouts last year), and the cheaper price, plus the option to pay for them with referral funds, made a switch make too much sense to not do.

I just recently checked the email that my WHOIS info points to, and I got this rather amusing email from Dotster:

The email. Cut for length.Collapse )

So, domain owners, if you want cheaper pricing, you may want to try having your domains transferred somewhere, so that your current registrars will lower your rates.
Current Mood: amusedamused
Current Music: Yuzo Koshiro - Stream Of Tears (more tranced mix)
07 October 2005 @ 02:34 am
Trying out this portal thing. (It's in a testing phase right now, so only paid and permanent accounts have access to it.) It's pretty damn neat, aside from the fact that this post I made it in was timestamped in GMT-1.

So, I've neglected birthdays (and LJ) lately... happy late birthday tehkitteh, johnny_rainbow, and happy early birthday maizie =p (And I'm sure I'm forgetting like 5 people in this list.)

I've had a fairly crappy week - I've somehow run into stopped traffic due to an accident both times I tried to commute to work, and a lapse in judgement on my part on Wednesday resulted in them asking me not to come in on Friday. And even with my dad out of town for a few weeks, I'm still getting the incessant nagging to drop everything except classwork.

Of course, reading a few specific people's entries, I realize that lots of people have problems far worse than mine, and I really don't have -that- much to complain about. There hasn't really been much that has happened that I haven't felt better about after sleeping it off. Some people aren't so lucky.

So... yeah. My 23rd birthday could have been worse. Let's just hope it doesn't actually get any worse. =p
Current Mood: sleepysleepy
Current Music: KOTOKO - Lament
16 September 2005 @ 04:09 pm
Memtest86 is useless.

That is all.
Current Mood: annoyedannoyed
09 September 2005 @ 06:31 pm
Since enough people seem interested, I'm going to go ahead and start planning. This info is subject to change as I hear back from people. Anyways...

The restaurant opens at 11:00am. I'd like to have everyone meet at the restaurant by 12:00 12:30-12:45. Much later than that and the good stuff is gone. I myself will be at the restaurant a bit earlier than that, to make sure we get a table. Even then, the line might not have died down by the time people arrive and we may have to hang out outside the restaurant for a bit.

I also need an approximate headcount to reserve an appropriately-sized table. The people that have expressed interest so far: littlepo, tiggersmind, scrapper01, pakmansi, jguzman, and of course metro_sage and myself. (Transportation for the one person on this list who doesn't drive will have to be worked out.)

We need to get this planned tonight if we want to pull this off tomorrow. Get commenting!
Current Mood: stressedstressed
Current Music: Yuzo Koshiro - Decoration for the Dement
08 September 2005 @ 10:46 pm
I meant to update about this a lot sooner, so this is kinda last-minute now...

metro_sage and I had tentatively discussed going to eat dim sum this Saturday. Since I haven't been for a while (over a year now, I think!), I'd like to get as many willing people as possible over to New Fortune in Gaithersburg. (It's about a 10-15 minute drive from my house, so SF-ians can probably get there within 30-40 minutes assuming clear traffic conditions.)

It's a tad pricy, but worth it. (EDIT: The various newspapers and other restaurant reviews online seem to agree that it's actually not that expensive. I'm just a cheap bastard I guess. =p) What do you all think? Local and SF people in?
Current Mood: hungryhungry
Current Music: ALI Project - Wish
30 August 2005 @ 06:22 pm
So, I'm at campus, and I left my packets of lined paper at home.

So, what do I do?

I went to the computer lab, filled 90% of a sheet with underscores using Publisher, and printed 3 copies of it.

The lines came out in varying darknesses for some reason, but this'll work. Looks like I even got the font size about right for the line spacing I wanted.
Current Mood: sleepysleepy
16 August 2005 @ 01:18 am
Yes, unless chaos ensues (and with the way my dad's been lately, it's quite possible), I'm going. Might need a ride on Thursday and Sunday though. x_x

Most people on my friend list who want my cell phone number should either have it, or should be able to look it up from when I posted it a month and a half ago. =p I should be found at Industry panels (after attending NONE at AX - spent the entire con chasing after the musical guests!), or at the game room at odd times.
Current Mood: uncomfortablestomacheachy
Current Music: DHT - Listen to Your Heart (Furious F Ez radio edit)
07 August 2005 @ 09:11 pm
While browsing around, I decided to change my LJ layout. With a name like "Cuteness Attack", there was no way I was -not- going to try this S2 layout.

I'm not sure if I'm keeping it yet. I'd rather the page be blue rather than pink, but the colors aren't very customizable, being embedded into the images.

And yes, this post is being made at 9:11pm.
Current Mood: happycute
Current Music: Yuzo Koshiro - Acid Runner
28 July 2005 @ 06:47 pm
If you're wondering what happened, what is presumed to be a lightning strike at about 6:05pm yesterday took out the cable lines, phone lines, satellite LNBs, and a bunch of equipment in our house: two TVs, a LD/DVD combo player (this hits me the hardest, since I'm now stuck with the task of finding another LD player), another DVD player, a receiver, one of the three DirecTV boxes, and who knows what else. As far as I know, we still have no phone nor internet service at home.

Believe it or not, this isn't as bad as the last lightning strike - along with the damaged equipment from THAT strike, we also had to deal with the fact that one of our chimneys had been cleaved in half. That prompted us to get the spike-pit of a lightning rod array that we have on our house today.

So, yeah... I'll be off the known internets until Comcast gets around to fixing it. I ended up having to schedule a service call, which was scheduled for - get this - August 15 from 11am to 2pm. (Come on Verizon, I know you can install FiOS infrastructures faster than you are now >.>)
Current Mood: groggydizzy
Current Music: Yuzo Koshiro - Maximum Acceleration
20 July 2005 @ 01:02 pm
I've been pretty much away from LJ entirely since AX's end, mostly due to lethargism that I blame on this bug that I'm still fighting from when I got back. I still need to write an AX report even though many many details will be left out, as I'm beyond the point where memory holds a record of my experiences with much detail. (Which is why I prefer to do them right away when I get back, but again, lethargism.)

But, on the subject of cons...

Several people I knew went to ConnectiCon last weekend. I heard it was a great con, even though I've never been. However, while reading about it, I also came across the plea for help, as the con's founders have fallen into deep financial trouble. $34,148.50 of financial trouble.


If you have anything at all you can spare, I would urge you to donate. (For the more profiteering bunch, there's a donors-only section on the website that you gain access to if you donate more than $5. I donated $5.50 (the credit balance in my PayPal Buyer Credit account from the 10% off promotion, as I figured getting a check for $5.50 was a little pointless) without even knowing this. ^^;

Current Mood: lethargiclethargic
Current Music: the Indigo - UNDER THE BLUE SKY