I was playing around with some things with this website so I added a cryptocurrency donate buttons now. They are located right after each post, so there is an option to donate that way. Cryptocurrency is something I am still playing around with, but have an understanding on it so if people prefer to donate this way, they can 🙂 Still the old fashion way of donations is still available. If you prefer to donate via paypal, its still on the side of your screen. 🙂
Okay, so I have officially reopened the forum on this website. It has been upgraded. I know recently I migrated the shop to the main website here, but it will eventually migrate over there and that will be the place it stays. Rather than having two separate shops, they will all be in one place.
I am working on a theme for the forums. I used to create themes for these type of forums and as such I will be returning to theming them. Once I figured everything out, it seems that it will be easier to theme, but may be harder too. The harder part is making sure that the theme is compatible with mobile devices. The icons it looks like I won’t have to change, but I will be including icon packs into my themes so that people can change them from the default. Apparently you can have different icons for each forum which sounds wonderful 🙂
Since I will be making themes again, some of my themes will be free, but most are going to be paid themes. You won’t be spending a lot on the themes either. Once I have a design set, I usually work on variations of that design.
I like to think that I have a sensative side. I can be caring to much, but that is who I am. I usually try to find the good in everyone. I may not always feel good about myself, but I like to make everyone feel good about themselves. I recently reconnected with someone from High School. I blocked a lot of memories from there, but some have resurfaced. Its not their fault. It something that just happens.
I am a person who listens to people and who likes to be supportive and be your friends. Not everyone can see that side of me. You may see the moody side of me at time, but I do have that sweet and caring side of me. I use humor but that is something I do to lighten up the mood.
My first focus here is to write for myself. I am not sure how many people who actually read this blog, so I make it that its for me first. Sometimes you end up reading on one of my rants I am having. That is part of what this blog is and for the most part it helps to get that frustration out. The other part is to write informational information on here. Money is in the back of my mind, but I have to do it for me first. If I am interested in a subject, it will show. I know there are times my posts have more meat in it compared to other times. I have my good and bad moments when it comes to writing.
I am always about setting goals. If I set things as deadlines for things and I do not meet it for whatever reason, it would stress me out. I prefer to set goals for that reason. I try to go for specific dates, but I use it as a goal. Having said that, I do have a goal for that and that try to make money through the website.
Right now, there is a store. The only thing about that is the fact that there is only one item. If you need wordpress installed, I can do that. I just will need information on where to install it. I will not be doing any installations from this website. To be honest, if you have a webhost, its really easy to set up as most webhosts these day have a one click option to install wordress. For me, I never use that option. I have had back luck with it in the past and prefer to do it the old fashion way and upload the files myself.
Knowing that, at some point, I will be trying to get some ebooks up. More than likely the first one will have to do with setting up a website and wordpress. It will take a little bit as they will be coming from these posts.
I have a paypal donate button. Feel free to donate if you like 🙂
Okay, so last weekend, I decided to change webhosts for this website. Renewal was coming up and this was a perfect time to switch over. It was not exactly last minute either. There were some people who were compaining that the site was slow. For me, I was not noticing those issues.
I digged deeper into some stuff and found that the hosting company was big, was part of a big company. A company that has a whole bunch of different webhosting companies under them. When I started with them, it was not the case. There was more of a personal touch back then. I’d say, I was with them for at least 10 years.
So it was time for a change and one that seemed to have more of a personal touch and is not part of a big company. I am going to be spending about $3 dollars more, but the speed seems to have improved and that was the big thing that I was interested in. According to their website, we are running on a SSD drive whereas the other one, that was not the case. When setting up the DNS, they had 4 instead of the 2 I had before.
I will say this; moving over was not an easy task. I downloaded and uploaded everything via ftp. I actually accidently trip the filter to where they thought it was a virus. I actually reviewed that file and it did not look like one at all so I hit a false positive and IP banned me. Since I messaged back from my email, I ended up with two tickets. I had one of their support staff who was not going to admit that the filter was wrong so you are going to get a mixed bag when it comes to support staff and that happens anywhere. The file in question, looked like a remnent of an old theme file. The other ones were actually helpful and I learned something new that I did not know and they told me about the sftp so I will not trip the filter again. The thing is, I do not use the ftp unless needed to install a script or editing a file that needs be edited in that method.
Bad beginning, but they were on the ball. Not all support staff is the same. Some of them are not going to admit that they are wrong. In the end everything did get fixed and yes I did get my ip unbanned. I had to figure out I was IP banned in the first place. Here is the other thing, there was a site I was locked out of because facebook logins were not working anymore and this happened months ago. I was never getting the emails to reset the password. I figured out of a whim to see if I can get the emails to reset the password. Guess what, I got the emails which tells me that those emails were getting to my other host and they were never being redirected to me like they should have and yet they are working on my new host. I even had some people spoofing my email and I am not even getting that now from what I can tell. At least, I am not getting the email giving me errors as if I have sent emails.
The other thing is since I run wordpress on this site, when it comes to registrations, people are getting the emails and I do not have to use a plugin to accomplish that. The amount of files on the website has gone down drastically. I have not changed anything either and I am working on moving most of my images to imgur, but I have not moved them yet. I am still working on matching them up with posts and then once I have, then I will start moving them over. This host really is probably the best when it comes to running wordpress websites and these days, there are a lot of sites that do use wordpress.
For the most part, I am easy going person. I do have a sensative side. I may be sensative, but there are people that are even more and I hate having to walk on eggshells with them. On the other hand, I can be opinionated at times. Its not a bad thing but there are times I cannot get a word in edgewise, and when I am able to say something, I am in the wrong. Thank you for making me feel like shit.
There are times that I do not feel appreciated and no matter what I say, its in the wrong. If I do not agree with them, I am in the wrong. I make a suggestion, i’m in the wrong. Why should I be in the same room with them? I don’t try to be and its sort of hard to avoid them anyways.
Trust is earned. There is a reason why I do not fully trust many people. Every time I let that wall down, I get hurt. If it seems like I am cold or whatever it is, its because I have been hurt by someone recently that I thought I could trust.
I am not going to let people push me around or bully me into what I think is right. They may not agree, but I am not going to be a doormat either.
If you have hurt me or made me cry, you have just earned an enemy and you will have to work on getting that trust back from me if that is even possible. Yes I hold a grudge especially when you have pissed me off to the extent that you have caused me to cry.
Everytime I get hurt, I am not the same for quite a while, but eventually I bounce back.
One thing you do not want to do is piss me off. That is the simple fact. I may cool down for a little bit, but I will get mad again and pretty much go on a rampage. Its between that and crying a lot. You do not want to talk to me when I am pissed off unless you want your head chopped off. It is never a smart idea to piss me off royally. Going behind my back and saying things that are hurtful will push me off the edge.
Its the one thing you do not want to do.
Back in October 2005, I started my first website that cost me money. Back then, I did not know much about the different webhosts that were available. I started with Invision Powerboard and ran a Star Trek Simm (RP) off that board. It was not until a year later that I had bought the standalone version of the board and moved over to hostgator which is still my webhost today. I have checked out other hosts over the years, but none that I have tried compare to them.
For the longest time, I used to make themes/skins for invision powerboard. Having said that, the forum will be coming back to this website once I can afford to pay the invoice. Since I need an upgraded version, I need to pay for it, but its worth it and I have all the addons. Once that happens, new themes will be coming back. I will have some for free, but also I will have some that will cost a little bit, but its not going to be expensive. I do not believe in charging a lot of money for a skin, nor have a maintenance cost ever so many months.
One thing I have learned over the years, is that I am rare when it comes to website. I took the time over the years to learn how to set up a website, but there are people who do not have the time to set it up. In those cases, they rely on other people to set up a website.
Even though, I have been running a website for this long, that does not mean I know everything. Things have changed over the years though.