on the move

November 30, 2004 under ChrisBellini.com

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.

Digg This
Reddit This
Stumble Now!
Buzz This
Vote on DZone
Share on Facebook
Bookmark this on Delicious
Kick It on DotNetKicks.com
Shout it
Share on LinkedIn
Bookmark this on Technorati
Post on Twitter
Google Buzz (aka. Google Reader)
comments: 0 »

they tell me that i saw the pixies

November 25, 2004 under Life, Music

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 ! 🙂

Digg This
Reddit This
Stumble Now!
Buzz This
Vote on DZone
Share on Facebook
Bookmark this on Delicious
Kick It on DotNetKicks.com
Shout it
Share on LinkedIn
Bookmark this on Technorati
Post on Twitter
Google Buzz (aka. Google Reader)
comments: 0 »

packin' my bags [cough, cough]

November 22, 2004 under ChrisBellini.com, Life

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 🙁

Digg This
Reddit This
Stumble Now!
Buzz This
Vote on DZone
Share on Facebook
Bookmark this on Delicious
Kick It on DotNetKicks.com
Shout it
Share on LinkedIn
Bookmark this on Technorati
Post on Twitter
Google Buzz (aka. Google Reader)
comments: 0 »

switching domain registrars makes you ill

November 20, 2004 under ChrisBellini.com, Life

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.

Digg This
Reddit This
Stumble Now!
Buzz This
Vote on DZone
Share on Facebook
Bookmark this on Delicious
Kick It on DotNetKicks.com
Shout it
Share on LinkedIn
Bookmark this on Technorati
Post on Twitter
Google Buzz (aka. Google Reader)
comments: 0 »

you da monsta

November 18, 2004 under ChrisBellini.com, Life

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 😉

Digg This
Reddit This
Stumble Now!
Buzz This
Vote on DZone
Share on Facebook
Bookmark this on Delicious
Kick It on DotNetKicks.com
Shout it
Share on LinkedIn
Bookmark this on Technorati
Post on Twitter
Google Buzz (aka. Google Reader)
comments: 0 »

closet monster

November 14, 2004 under ChrisBellini.com

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.

Digg This
Reddit This
Stumble Now!
Buzz This
Vote on DZone
Share on Facebook
Bookmark this on Delicious
Kick It on DotNetKicks.com
Shout it
Share on LinkedIn
Bookmark this on Technorati
Post on Twitter
Google Buzz (aka. Google Reader)
comments: 0 »

lest we forget

November 11, 2004 under Politics

Digg This
Reddit This
Stumble Now!
Buzz This
Vote on DZone
Share on Facebook
Bookmark this on Delicious
Kick It on DotNetKicks.com
Shout it
Share on LinkedIn
Bookmark this on Technorati
Post on Twitter
Google Buzz (aka. Google Reader)
comments: 0 »

the browser you can trust

November 9, 2004 under Computers, Internet, Software

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…

Digg This
Reddit This
Stumble Now!
Buzz This
Vote on DZone
Share on Facebook
Bookmark this on Delicious
Kick It on DotNetKicks.com
Shout it
Share on LinkedIn
Bookmark this on Technorati
Post on Twitter
Google Buzz (aka. Google Reader)
comments: 0 »

woohoo!

November 8, 2004 under Life, TV

Dena is back in Kitchener and the sixteenth season of The Simpsons is underway. Everything in its right place.

Digg This
Reddit This
Stumble Now!
Buzz This
Vote on DZone
Share on Facebook
Bookmark this on Delicious
Kick It on DotNetKicks.com
Shout it
Share on LinkedIn
Bookmark this on Technorati
Post on Twitter
Google Buzz (aka. Google Reader)
comments: 0 »

us influx = rad

November 6, 2004 under Life, Music, Politics

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.

Digg This
Reddit This
Stumble Now!
Buzz This
Vote on DZone
Share on Facebook
Bookmark this on Delicious
Kick It on DotNetKicks.com
Shout it
Share on LinkedIn
Bookmark this on Technorati
Post on Twitter
Google Buzz (aka. Google Reader)
comments: 0 »