Excuses, Excuses, Excuses...
Q: Why don't You update Your site anymore? You used to update every week,
but now it's been over a month!
A: I know... I'm sorry!
Ladies and Gentlemen - my excuses for not keeping my site up
For quite some time I had planned to install a second OS on my computer.
I wanted to try out Linux but everyone told me it was really difficult to
install it on a machine already running windows. Well I decided to try anyway
- I mean how difficult can it be? Turned out it was a hassle after all, it
wasn't Linux fault though, but the instructions I had were terrible, and actually
wrong in several places. After a couple of hours it worked fine though. For
about fifteen minutes and then my hard disc suddenly burned.
Next day school started. Yeah, that's right, even though I'm close to a
geriatric I decided to go back to school. I'm studying computer science at
the university, and I suppose You can see the irony in that. Computer science
without a computer.
The weekend comes and so do my paycheck. I bought a new disc, so what's next?
Well to start with it took me almost a week to get everything back into my
computer and have it working the way it should. Then I was drowning in unread
mail. I had over 5 Mb in my mailboxes (and to be honest, I'm not through it
all yet!), and after digging for some time I found several mails saying part
of my site was gone.
And true enough, Fortune City was gone, and all my pages on their server. Two days later I got
a mail from them explaining that both their server AND the backup disc had crashed at the same time.
This meant I had to upload all my stuff again.
Finally (?) Xoom invented this fancy ad bar which attaches on all pages
on their server. At the same time they removed their space limit meaning every
Xoom member now has unlimited space. The last part of this is of course just
great, but the hatch is their programmers were too lazy to add a target tag
on each link on this ad bar and used a base target tag instead which means
that if an Xoom page is loaded in a frameset (and the top frameset isn't on
Xoom) every link on that page will load in a new window instead of in the
same frame. Messes up my frames for sure. I'm working on a way to solve this,
but I'm not really sure how or when yet.
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