Wednesday, February 15, 2006

15. No energy

Well, I have so much work to do...but I haven't done anything. Everytime I think about cutting and pasting a page of "rescued" text and then having to format it with all the photos and stuff that had been there before...I get very depressed.

Found out Guion Bluford is going to be at Virginia Air and Space Museum on this Saturday...I hope to get a few photos...

So anyway today has been a wasted day. I'm about to go vegetate on the couch and watch the Olympics. Hopefully my enthusiasm for life will return tomorrow.

Tuesday, February 14, 2006

14. The frustration continues

Purchased a domain and a year's worth of hosting from IPower yesterday morning. The domain won't be 'live' for from 24 - 48 hours, and so neither will the email.

That's all right, but what has got me really irritated right now is IPower's text editing interface. It bears a resemblance to geocities, but geocities is much more elegant. Worse, it's preview function has gone wonky. I can cut and paste my files, but I can't preview them. The first 4 or 5 times I did this, the peview button worked fine. The screen would come up. Useless, in a sense, because it only took up 3/4ths of the screen and you couldn't adjust its size, but at least I could see the page. Then, the preview button stopped working. I click and I click and I get nothing.

And I don't know why. If at first it worked and then it doesn't, one would assume I touched a key on my keyboard that is stopping it from working - but frankly their system shouldn't be designed such that a stray tap on a keyboard destroys its functionality.

So I have to wait for the system to go live before I can preview and make sure links work, etc, etc. Just that much more extra work for me and I'm sick of it.

May a 45-ton anvil fall on whichever officious person was responsible for doing this to me.

Monday, February 13, 2006

13. IPower powered up

Well, I bought my domain name and web hosting service from IPower this morning. I can upload stuff, but the domain itself won't be 'live' until tomorrow.

The upload interface isn't as elegant as Geocities, and when I do previews the screen is very small, which has me concerned, but we'll see.

Now I face the long task of transferring and recreating. Well, a little bit everyday and hopefully by March 1 it will be done.

Saturday, February 11, 2006

11. Olympics

I'm not much of a fan of Winter Olympics, so won't be watching much this year...

Still working on redesigning the website.

Have decided to go with Ipower as web provider. What I'm gonna do is create the site first on a different site, then move the page over to the actual site, so that in essence I'll be creating a mirror site.

Other than that, it's been raining all day, there's so much stuff I want to do that I don't have time to do, thank you very much you two psycho b*tches you, and I will post again tomorrow.

....on the other hand, putting the best positive spin on it, perhaps its good that this happened in the 6th month rather than after a year...although more of my files would have been cached for retrieval...anyway, got to look at the bright side, if at all possible...

Friday, February 10, 2006

10. Carrying on

While I'm busy reconstructing my site and trying to get articles for the next issue, I continue to post on rec.sf.fandom, where the psychos (2 women) still can't let it go.

Once they were proven wrong about the FAQ they decided to attack other parts of my posts to justify their treatment of me. I'd "called them names." Now while I was certainlly tempted, I never did. All I ever said was that they'd "got their knickers in a twist."

Anyway, bored with that. The point is I posted an off-topic comment abot the Olympics and 7 people responded. So while I sincerely hope that these two women and *their* friends (at least one guy who also has a problem with reading comprehension), have killfied me, others haven't.

In one sense this makes me happy, in another sense it really, really annoys the hell out of me. I can post an off-topc, non-sf related post and get plenty of responses and no complaints, I post an on-topic, sf-related announcement and a couple of officious types get all bitchy about it and cause me all kinds of unneccesary grief. It's just typical.

Thursday, February 09, 2006

9. Nutters and more nutters

Believe it or not, the woman on rec.sf.fandom is *still* bitching because I dared to post an announcement of my webzine there - despite the fact that this was allowed by the FAQ.

Perhaps the final post in my defense, from another woman, will finally shut her up. In essence, she says I was "right" (her emphasis on the word right.) And of course I was.

The fact that woman the first can continue to bitch about something when she's already been proved, by the very FAQ she quotes, to be wrong, has got to say something about her mental acuity, and her need to rule over other people.

I've been staying out of the fray for the last couple of days - if I read woman the first's posts I know I'll respond in kind, so I wait until I see a post made by someone else and that is usually a defense of me. And yet woman the first just keeps going on and on and on about it....

Psychological problems for that one, I'd guess.

Tuesday, February 07, 2006

7. New design

Well, I'm trying to make a positive out of a negative and use this opportunity to redesign the Thunder Child website. Frankly, it's because it took me a helluva lot of time to create my little "3-dimensional logos" for my various topics, which I did not keep on my harddrive, being the silly, trusty fool that I am, and I simply do not have the time to recreate them.

So I'm going with something more severe. Whether its as pleasant on the eye to look at..we'll see.

Thanks to the fact that google has "caches" of website pages, I have been able to download all the text for the Sept-Nov issues. Can't find my Tom Swift articles, and am missing at least one page of Them!, but at least it cuts my restoration work in half.