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Hi There!

I know that I don’t usually start my posts with a greeting, but there you go.

Anyway, I am thinking about and planning a new project for the Lair, which will be very exciting. I can’t wait.

If anyone has experience with PHP, MySQL, and web design, I would love to hear from you! I know a bit, but not masses, so it would be great to work on this with someone.

For now, the project is a secret, but if you read the homepage of the Lair recently you will know what it is…

Anyway, I’m off to continue posting on the Fourm.

P.S. The Any Key has a new comic out, Click.

At first I loved it. Then I put up with it. Then I hated it. Now I am trying to ditch it.

It started off fine. I spent a good hour or two scouring the internet for the best possible free host, and stumbled upon Zymic. They had heaps of storage and bandwidth, MySQL, PHP, and other language support, FTP access, massive support forums, and heaps more. Sounds great, doesn’t it? WRONG! While they had heaps of great features – all for free – about two weeks after I set up my site on their vndv server it began to experience slowdowns and crashes.

The first one was blamed on a power outage, but soon they began experiencing the dreaded… Read-Only Bug! For some reason, the hard disks of the servers kept putting themselves into a read-only state, so the FTP didn’t work and neither did any server side scripts, such as PHP, which runs almost all of my site.

Every time this happened, they had to take the server down for up to six hours to do a full disk check. This resulted in a lot of downtime, as I’m sure you can imagine. This happened more and more, until they finally decided to upgrade their servers. This was all supposed to happen over the course of three days, but it got put off for a week. Then another week. Then nothing for a month. After two months, they finally got around to it, and halfway through the transfer the company who ran the new server got sued by Microsoft for distributing scareware, resulting in the transfer being cancelled.

I have finally given up. I surrender. Or, rather, I retreat. I am setting up my own server as we speak, and I will host my site from that. Anything is better than what I have now. I hope this works…

On a lighter note, here is one of the coolest animals EVER:

It is a blobfish, or more specifically a Psychrolutes marcidus. It looks really cool, don’t you think?

I haven’t posted for AGES!!!

This is because I have had school, the play, and about 300 other things.

OK. For those that haven’t read my previous posts (at least I think I mentioned it in another post…) I am part of a group called Track Youth Theatre, and for the past week we have been performing PIRATES!, a play about a group of orphans who find a treasure map, and set out to find the treasure, which they need to save their orphanage from closure. They are tricked by pirates, and so are made to walk the plank. A local fisherman saves them and takes them to the island, where they race against the pirates to get the treasure.

I had the lead role as Arthur, the orphan leader. It was lots of fun, and the performances all went well. The after-party was fun as well 😀

More information on the group here.

My website, tamasys.vndv.com, has been experiencing server trouble recently, which is very frustrating. I hope that it will be fixed soon, so that I can move this blog over there.

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Posted on: April 12, 2008

I now not only have a web page, but a blog too! Yay for me!

The only purpose of this post is as a starting post, so here it is. I expect that I will post about four more today, just because I can.

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