I took my last 500mg of Clarithromycin yesterday. I’m not at 100% but definitely feeling better.
I’ve even begun to move my site over from Tripod to MonsterHosting.ca. So far there’s a bit of a cosmetic change but there’s also some server-side stuff going on that I wasn’t able to do at Tripod. You’ll probably notice that the little subtitle underneath “ChrisBellini.com” at the top changes on each page refresh. Chalk that up to a little PHP script that I wrote to randomly generate an index of an element in a database. In a mySQL table, I loaded up a bunch of subtitles and the script randomly selects one. It’s nothing fancy but something I was unable to do with Tripod. More to come.
I made a search plug-in for Firefox. It didn’t take all that long but it’s specific to searching our forum at work. Maybe I’ll put it in my Projects section for prosperity.
I saw the Pixies last night at Arrow Hall in Mississauga. In tow (along with myself) were Dena, Pat & Jen, Barry & Esther, et al.
The Marble Index and The Datsuns opened up and I wasn’t really into either of them. I’m sure everyone was there for one reason; to see the Pixies. And they delivered. Every song was tight and they played a lot off of Come On Pilgrim, Surfer Rosa and Doolittle but kind of ignored Bossanova and Trompe Le Monde a little bit. But from Bossanova they did play “Velouria” which made Dena extremely happy and from Trompe Le Monde they did “Planet Of Sound” and “U-Mass”. All in all, it was an excellent show and I’m glad I was fortunate enough to finally see them. The only blemish on the evening is that I’m still fighting with pneumonia and I was uncomfortable, achey and tired for the majority of the concert. You don’t plan on having pneumonia when you buy the tickets seven months prior to the event, but I wasn’t going to miss this. Death to pneumonia! Long live the Pixies ! 🙂
Unless you know how to use WHOIS, you probably can’t tell that my domain has changed. I’m almost ready to move my site to the new host, and then kewl things will start to happen. But in the meantime, I need to relax because I just found out that I have pneumonia. Ugh 🙁
In six hours, things will be different. I won’t be around when my domain is finally transfered over to Webnames.ca, as I’ll be at a Rangers game. Plus I’m fighting off something that resembles the flu (aches, chills, fever). Stay tuned.
My site hasn’t disappeared yet. I’ve also switched domain registrars from Domain Direct to Webnames.ca. The transfer process takes approximately ten business days to complete; a lot longer than I imagined. Apparently, at 2:14:42PM (how’s that for exactness) this Saturday, the transfer will be done. Then I’ll be able to use all of the wicked stuff from MonsterHosting.ca that I never had with Tripod; Perl (that actually works all of the time), PHP, Python and mySQL. Plus, you won’t be bombarded by Tripod‘s pop-up ads (if you don’t have the blocking ability) or see an assortment of ASCII characters at the top of the site. There’s even PHP Nuke although I don’t think I have a use for it…yet, anyway. So expect a few changes (for the way better) to ChrisBellini.com 🙂
In the meantime, I’ve been keeping myself busy with Half-Life2. Awesome game, awesome everything. But the Steam signup sucked immensely. It was no doubt a little busy, to say the least.
Finally, one of our cats, Belle, got diagnosed with Irritable Bowel Syndrone. Fun 😉
From now on, my site will be hosted by MonsterHosting.ca instead of Tripod. So if my site appears to have disappeared over the next few days, you’ll know why. Rest assured, it’ll be back shortly.
The final version of Firefox 1.0 was released today. You should download it, install it and use it as your primary web browser, if you know what’s good for you. So go on. Get! Now. Like right now. Like RFN! Don’t make me say it again. You need a URL? You can’t figure it out for yourself? Ok fine, here. You’re not running Windows? Sheesh. Go here, then. Honestly, some people…
Dena is back in Kitchener and the sixteenth season of The Simpsons is underway. Everything in its right place.
There’s alreay 600,000 of them living here (Dena included) but it appears that more Americans may be moving north of the border. Here’s an article from Reuters. It also mentions a hilarious website. Save an American from living under the rule of Bush and Marry An American 🙂
I picked up Pavement‘s re-issue of Crooked Rain Crooked Rain called Crooked Rain Crooked Rain: L.A.’s Desert Origins and listening to it enduced a wave of nostalgia that Barry and I were discussing a couple of evenings ago. The “standard fare” part of the album (the original Crooked Rain Crooked Rain) is nice but the extras and unreleased material is what hit us. It’s the familiar Pavement that we loved in highschool, but the extras and unreleased songs are new. It’s like we just scrounged some money together, bought the new Pavement album and we’ll listen to it in between classes and lunch. Then we’ll hum the songs in our head during class, falsely remembering lyrics that are new to us. For me Pavement = high school (and university somewhat), very much so. Hell, at the party at Trudy Morden’s house on graduation night, Barry and I were in front of a radio aplifier plugging in a walkman into the external audio jack to listen to a Wowee Zowee cassette while shitty dance music played in the background. Come to think of it, where the hell was Pat; the missing piece of the Pavement fan trifecta? I know he was at the party ’cause we showed up together, but for that moment, I have no clue where he was. Pat, leave a comment if you can remember an excuse for missing out on piercing the bad music with Wowee Zowee.