Anything you dream is fiction,
and anything you accomplish is science,
the whole history of mankind is nothing but science fiction.
- Ray Bradbury
October 2nd, 2009

1&1 Databases were down

It’s time to find a new web host. 1&1 lost my database for a few hours today. I lost money on the Freenameastar site, but that was down only briefly. The blog was down for a few hours.

Bluehost.com has a $3.95 a month deal. That’s cheaper than 1&1 or hostgator. Bluehost has been around since 1996 and gets high marks for uptime. It does less well on customer service, but I don’t need any help.

It would take me a while to get all of the sites off of 1&1.

November 28th, 2008

Websites Down for a few hours

My websites hosted at 1and1.com went down around noon today. I called and was told that there was a hardware error and that the hardware was being swapped out. The sites just came up so I am trying a post to the blog to see what happens.

August 11th, 2008

Gmail is Down

I need my email fix. This  seems to be a big deal and lots of people are reporting problems.

Temporary Error (502)

We’re sorry, but your Gmail account is currently experiencing errors. You won’t be able to use your account while these errors last, but don’t worry, your account data and messages are safe. Our engineers are working to resolve this issue.

Please try accessing your account again in a few minutes.

August 5th, 2008

Gthread – new automatic web pages

Erica had mentioned that one mention of Laser Eye Surgery had changed all of the Google Adsense links on one of her web page from the normal topic into Lasiks ads. These ads pay $10 a piece. Note: this is not necessarily per click. The target web sites usually have Google Analytics installed so that I think Google only pays on the click if the surfer clicks on a few pages and stays for more than a minute.

Working on another variation of my mad scheme to make a living off of the web I made several pages of medical, legal and other high pay search terms at my site Gthread.com. I’ve made a few dollars in the last month or so, but nothing beyond a few random clicks. This is the first time that I’ve actually tried to target a keyword for just money. In the past, I always was interested in the results. It’s not like String Theory or Telecommute writing jobs would make much money.

I did add one more personal interest web page. The Exploration of Jupiter Digest is for my own satisfaction (nothing there so far today except a test). I have 3000 words of a Jupiter adventure that is turning out far better than I expected. I have a lot of work to do. I just changed it so that the beginning has to be rewritten. I also just found out that Jupiter’s day is only 9 hours 55 minutes so this puts a new time limit on my adventure story. It has to finish just as it night falls on Jupiter.

July 20th, 2008

Harpamps Hacked

My site harpamps was hijacked. It seems to have come from one of my advertisers. Someone made some kind of malicious javascript that sends  browsers to another web site. I am the process of removing everything I can from the site.

February 25th, 2007

Lost data

Once again my hosting company has screwed me. It lost all of the mySQL database data going back to 10/15/2006. How can you do that? It lost a bunch of blog posts and one of my projects is missing entirely. Never use HostMerit.com.