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Having just tried to do so, I am wondering. Have any of you used a smartphone/other small mobile device to read my Light in the Mirror fanfic site? If so, how easy was it? Not that I have any idea how to make it mobile, but I'm curious.

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vr_trakowski: (Default)

Having just tried to do so, I am wondering. Have any of you used a smartphone/other small mobile device to read my Light in the Mirror fanfic site? If so, how easy was it? Not that I have any idea how to make it mobile, but I'm curious.

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I'm pleased to boast that my Website has now passed a million hits, present total standing at 1,000,063.  Wheee!  I'm sure the total is higher, since the site was up for a while before I put in the counter, but it's still nice to have the visual confirmation, as it were. 

I figured I'd pass the million mark sometime this year, but I wasn't expecting it until next month at the soonest.  Light in the Mirror has been up for 4.36 years, according to Freeservers, which puts it at sometime in 2004, I guess--I can't remember precisely.  I do know it was after I started posting CSI fanfic on Fanfiction.net, so that seems to match. 

Thank you so much to everyone who has gone to my site to read my stories all this time.  I know, it's only fic, but it means something to me.  *beam*  Thank you for your patience and feedback and recommendations and just for coming back! 

vr_trakowski: (write)
I'm pleased to boast that my Website has now passed a million hits, present total standing at 1,000,063.  Wheee!  I'm sure the total is higher, since the site was up for a while before I put in the counter, but it's still nice to have the visual confirmation, as it were. 

I figured I'd pass the million mark sometime this year, but I wasn't expecting it until next month at the soonest.  Light in the Mirror has been up for 4.36 years, according to Freeservers, which puts it at sometime in 2004, I guess--I can't remember precisely.  I do know it was after I started posting CSI fanfic on Fanfiction.net, so that seems to match. 

Thank you so much to everyone who has gone to my site to read my stories all this time.  I know, it's only fic, but it means something to me.  *beam*  Thank you for your patience and feedback and recommendations and just for coming back! 

Question

Jun. 26th, 2008 11:04 am
vr_trakowski: (huh)
Hey, if anybody out there has time--can you get to my site?  I keep getting timeout errors but I'm not sure if it's the site or my work. 

Thanks!!

ETA: It's up now. Thanks everyone for checking!

Question

Jun. 26th, 2008 11:04 am
vr_trakowski: (huh)
Hey, if anybody out there has time--can you get to my site?  I keep getting timeout errors but I'm not sure if it's the site or my work. 

Thanks!!

ETA: It's up now. Thanks everyone for checking!

Oy.

Feb. 1st, 2006 03:20 pm
vr_trakowski: (Default)
Note to self: accidentally erasing a line of the guestbook code will, in fact, eliminate spam, but it renders the whole thing rather useless.

*smacks self*

Oy.

Feb. 1st, 2006 03:20 pm
vr_trakowski: (Default)
Note to self: accidentally erasing a line of the guestbook code will, in fact, eliminate spam, but it renders the whole thing rather useless.

*smacks self*
vr_trakowski: (Default)
For no discernable reason, it appears that I can now get onto FF.net at work again. I still can't call up my own domain name, though I can access all the site pages (the domain name redirects to the pages). I have no reason for this; the best I can guess is that Biometrics likes to screw with access sometimes.

Of course, they have a perfect right--FF.net has nothing to do with work. But usually they just put up a big "Access Denied" page instead of letting the loading trail off into a "nonresponsive server" notice. The first time that happened with my domain name I had a nice little panic moment...

But if I can get FF.net at work again, posting there becomes much less constrained. I'll take it. *grin*
vr_trakowski: (Default)
For no discernable reason, it appears that I can now get onto FF.net at work again. I still can't call up my own domain name, though I can access all the site pages (the domain name redirects to the pages). I have no reason for this; the best I can guess is that Biometrics likes to screw with access sometimes.

Of course, they have a perfect right--FF.net has nothing to do with work. But usually they just put up a big "Access Denied" page instead of letting the loading trail off into a "nonresponsive server" notice. The first time that happened with my domain name I had a nice little panic moment...

But if I can get FF.net at work again, posting there becomes much less constrained. I'll take it. *grin*

Argh.

Jan. 24th, 2006 08:54 am
vr_trakowski: (artichoke)
I have a guestbook on my site--a simple one, but it does what I want it to, which is to provide an easy way for visitors to leave feedback. (Yes, it hasn't been working recently--my fault--it's fixed now). It came with the site template, and I'm glad, because I don't know nearly enough to create or even modify one.

The trouble is the spam. I have bots depositing ridiculous numbers of posts on the thing, often obscene ones, which is very, very irritating--it means I have to go clean it out almost on a daily basis. Not difficult, but tedious. The site host does catch and block some of them, but not all.

I've looked around the help section and the forums for my host, and it doesn't seem to be a solvable problem at the moment. The bots apparently get around blocks, or at least there are so many new ones that the blocks can't keep up. I'm not blaming my host for this--it's a nuisance the host is not responsible for, and the guestbook feature is a free one. Yes, I pay now for extras, but it's still ridiculously cheap.

I don't know what to do. I've looked into other guestbooks, but I can't seem to find one from a service I would actually trust at a price I can afford (which is admittedly low), and I haven't the expertise to create one from scratch nor, at the moment, the time to get that expertise. Or probably the required software, either.

Those of you who read this thing--advice? Should I put up with the spam, go on clearing it out, to leave people the easy click of instant feedback? Should I dump it, given that my e-mail address is on my main page? Is there a way to scramble the link somehow so that someone can manually correct it in their location bar (still easier than a separate e-mail)? Am I putting too much thought into this? :P

Thanks...

Argh.

Jan. 24th, 2006 08:54 am
vr_trakowski: (frog)
I have a guestbook on my site--a simple one, but it does what I want it to, which is to provide an easy way for visitors to leave feedback. (Yes, it hasn't been working recently--my fault--it's fixed now). It came with the site template, and I'm glad, because I don't know nearly enough to create or even modify one.

The trouble is the spam. I have bots depositing ridiculous numbers of posts on the thing, often obscene ones, which is very, very irritating--it means I have to go clean it out almost on a daily basis. Not difficult, but tedious. The site host does catch and block some of them, but not all.

I've looked around the help section and the forums for my host, and it doesn't seem to be a solvable problem at the moment. The bots apparently get around blocks, or at least there are so many new ones that the blocks can't keep up. I'm not blaming my host for this--it's a nuisance the host is not responsible for, and the guestbook feature is a free one. Yes, I pay now for extras, but it's still ridiculously cheap.

I don't know what to do. I've looked into other guestbooks, but I can't seem to find one from a service I would actually trust at a price I can afford (which is admittedly low), and I haven't the expertise to create one from scratch nor, at the moment, the time to get that expertise. Or probably the required software, either.

Those of you who read this thing--advice? Should I put up with the spam, go on clearing it out, to leave people the easy click of instant feedback? Should I dump it, given that my e-mail address is on my main page? Is there a way to scramble the link somehow so that someone can manually correct it in their location bar (still easier than a separate e-mail)? Am I putting too much thought into this? :P

Thanks...

Whoa.

Nov. 18th, 2005 01:56 pm
vr_trakowski: (Default)
Okay, this is totally self-centered, but I'm so boggled by it.

I got the title for "Proud Flesh" from Cinco; it's an equine medical condition, I'd heard of it before but hadn't thought of it for use as a title. Now, according to the stats for my Website, my story by that title comes up fifth or sixth on a Google search for the term, with or without quotes...

Out of about 3,450,000 results.

*insert jaw-drop here*

No doubt it will change later. But in the meantime I can be stunned.

Whoa.

Nov. 18th, 2005 01:56 pm
vr_trakowski: (Default)
Okay, this is totally self-centered, but I'm so boggled by it.

I got the title for "Proud Flesh" from Cinco; it's an equine medical condition, I'd heard of it before but hadn't thought of it for use as a title. Now, according to the stats for my Website, my story by that title comes up fifth or sixth on a Google search for the term, with or without quotes...

Out of about 3,450,000 results.

*insert jaw-drop here*

No doubt it will change later. But in the meantime I can be stunned.

Buzz, buzz

Aug. 26th, 2005 10:58 pm
vr_trakowski: (Default)
I worked some on Karma today, but at the moment I am concentrating on something more technical. Would anyone be interested in audio versions of some of my stories? They wouldn't be high-quality recordings, but the idea seriously intrigues me.

I'm thinking audio files on the site, not CDs!

Buzz, buzz

Aug. 26th, 2005 10:58 pm
vr_trakowski: (Default)
I worked some on Karma today, but at the moment I am concentrating on something more technical. Would anyone be interested in audio versions of some of my stories? They wouldn't be high-quality recordings, but the idea seriously intrigues me.

I'm thinking audio files on the site, not CDs!
vr_trakowski: (Default)
I didn't do too much writing today, more editing and messing with Web pages. But the second chapter of HTTM should go up tomorrow sometime, God and the Internet willing.

Hm, I wonder at what point the Internet can be considered a living entity?
vr_trakowski: (Default)
I didn't do too much writing today, more editing and messing with Web pages. But the second chapter of HTTM should go up tomorrow sometime, God and the Internet willing.

Hm, I wonder at what point the Internet can be considered a living entity?

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