Thursday, February 21, 2008

Thursday, February 21, 2008
Waning Moon
Saturn Retrograde
Sunny and cold

Went outside to look at the lunar eclipse last night. It was fascinating. The cats were freaking out, being moon creatures. And I was pretty restless myself. I do not like being cut off from the moon!

The 1and1 server is down. Again. I can’t access my mail. I can’t update my websites. Every month, I lose approximately 2 weeks’ worth of service, scattered in and around the different days. This is NOT acceptable.

I need to back everything up on Fearless Ink and move that site first, then back up everything on the other sites and move them, too. BEFORE the next frigging invoice comes from 1and1. They are quick to take my money; but they don’t provide either service OR customer assistance.

I found a way to pull mail through another server, but why should I have to when I’m paying 1and1?

Quiet day yesterday. Some writing, lots of reading. I read two of the books for the essay and took lots of notes. I didn’t get too far on the desk, so I have to tackle that again today.

I was supposed to work onsite today, but that got moved to next week, so I’m working from home today, which is great. Tomorrow’s supposed to be quite a snow and ice storm, so I’m going to run my errands today, and hopefully, tomorrow, have a quiet day at home.

I’ve got some work friends sent me to read today, then back to my own writing, and the reading for the essay. If I can read a book a day, I can get through everything in about two weeks, and then start putting together the essay. This one is a challenge, because my personal views are so different from both the view the author presents and the topic about which I’m writing. I can’t brainstorm publicly, because it will come back to bite me in the butt, but there will be a lot of filtering and approaching material from different angles in order to make this one work. It’s a good exercise – writing a piece developing an argument with backup on a point of view that is not necessarily my personal one. Definitely not as straightforward as the last one – although that one had its challenges, too!

Linda, I’m not sure about the follow-up capacity on WordPress. I couldn’t find one yesterday, but maybe I just don’t know how to do it. Maybe it’s called something else. When I get a minute, I’ll see about asking Support.

Not much to say today. I’m staying quiet and just trying to get a lot done.

And that’s the way it should be.


Published in: on February 21, 2008 at 9:15 am  Comments (7)  


  1. Amen. Here’s to getting a lot done! (And having the peace and quiet to do it!)


  2. If you need any help with your server stuff, let me know. I’m happy to assist. 🙂

    I don’t think WordPress has a Follow-Up thing, but it may be a widget you can download and install or something. Or a Plug-In. Interesting. I’ll have to check it out and see if there is such a beast. haha

    Have a good day!

  3. It’s pretty quiet at the office today – lots of people gone sick. So maybe I can sneak in a bit of novel-writing. 😉

  4. I hope you are able to accomplish everything you set out to do today. I also hope you have a pleasant day.

  5. I get so frustrated reading about the needless hassle you constantly get from web and Internet providers not doing the basics. These people need a kick up the bahooky.

    Hope you managed/are managing to get a lot done as you hoped for.

  6. Devon,

    I actually was thinking that maybe their programmers needed to “keep up with the Joneses” and if they received enough suggestions from their subscribers about this lack of functionality that they might decide it was worth it to write the code to make it happen.

    There are a couple blogs that I follow that are WordPress blogs and while I’m sure it has its own advantages, I wish it had that follow up action that Blogger does for comments.


  7. I bet the eclipse is the reason my 2 wanted to be out for the night – and they were. Total pains in the bum, they were, so I kicked them out in the end.

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