Expired Domains – A Headache (but a learning experience)

Hey all! It’s been a few months, I know. But I wanted to share an experience I had with my recent domain name headache.

So as you may or may not know, I’ve owned ppsstudios.com since May 2013. I purchased it via Google Apps which in turn set my registrar to eNom. Both are useful services and work reasonably well. I was attracted mostly to the (back in 2013) $10/year with free ID protection deal that Google Apps offered. Since then they’ve gone up to $12/year, but that’s not really an issue.

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Filehost

I’ve created an Apache-based filehost. This is generally for short-term downloads that I want to make available to certain people. Really, I don’t expect to leave files in this folder up for very long, but only long enough for people to download. How many ways can I say this?

Anyway, you’ll find the filehost at http://ppsstudios.myftp.org. If you see anything there that you don’t think should be there, give me a buzz with the contact link, which is not at this exact moment available, but will be in a few minutes hopefully.

Enjoy!

Free Websites Lost

Somewhat disappointing news: The “Summer Home” of PPSStudios (hosted on WebSamba) closed down on me, as WebSamba decided they couldn’t keep free hosting alive. So I’m down to one free website, and they’re high enough on the Google listing that I don’t think I’ll have any problems from them any time soon.

They’ve closed me off…but remember that my active coding that I decide to make public is going to http://ppsstudios.brinkster.net.

Of course, most of the stuff I develop, I keep on my own personal IIS (which is dynamic and I don’t want to keep using No-IP for hosting a website, even though it works..kind of.

danipavliashvili2 is Getting Limelight!

So I did a vanity search today just to see where this site is going and it turns out that my Myst tutorial on FlyMode was published on Technorati.com. Also, the Georgian characters for the title (the phonetic translation in English is “Danieli Pavliashvili”) got the attention of Holmes.ge with search results on my Photoshop brushes, Camstudio and Pivot.

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Brinkster

Alright yew people.  I’ve decided that my website is getting really boring.  You can see how boring here. The story writer is not being hit at all, hardly (probably because of the password protection).  If anyone has any ideas on what to add to it, shoot me (the webmaster) an email on http://ppsstudios.brinkster.net/sendMail.asp. I check it about once every three months, but I hope to fix that soon.

Anyhow, here’s a note of pleading: don’t send me any ideas on the elephant joke fanclub. I can’t make database stuff work perfectly yet, nor do I have the time to try and figure it out. When I get it up and running better, I’ll let ya’ll know when you can send me requests for that. In the meantime, I’d say stick with feature requests revolving around html, asp, javascript and that sort of thing. Just databases are out.

I’ll even accept requests for design changes if you so desire. A blue background with a simple table isn’t my idea of a cool interface, although you must admit, it is CLEAN.

Back from MS and Other News About New Website

Okay, so we’re back from Mississippi (actually almost a month now). We got back on August 7, and I haven’t gotten back to this thing until now. It was REALLY FUN!!

On another note, I’ve started two websites. Google Webmaster Tools says that linking between sites increases publicity and ranking, so here we go: http://ppsstudios.brinkster.net and http://www33.websamba.com/ppsstudios/. Brinkster will be the main one for now, although I just discovered that they’re sticking invisible ad tags on the bottom of all my pages, so I can’t use sitemap and things like that. Oh well. Anyway, the most in-depth thing on there is probably going to be the Elephant Joke Fan Club. Only members can see the real pages, and it isn’t too in-depth yet. The idea is that if you like elephant jokes in the right way, we’ll consider letting you in, but if you just plain don’t get them at all (they don’t make sense), you can’t belong. Whatever.