Monday, April 24, 2006

You like me! You really like me!

Or you really hate me and you spend your entire day at the office clicking "Refresh" in the hopes that you'll exceed the bandwidth on my personal web site account with BellSouth (my ISP). Either way, for the first time since I began blogging in July of 2004, my badwidth has been exceeded; that's why my header and profile pics no longer show. So, two things - recommend a hosting service to me (I'm giving walagata a trial and am already unimpressed) and visit my Xanga blog to give me some feedback on the next header image I use. I don't care if you post there or here or send me an e-mail, but if you ignore me completely I will use my voodou powers to cause bad things to happen to you. Note - you're not missing anything by not knowing about my Xanga blog since I don't post anything original there. I just signed up so I could comment on some other e-pals' blogs, then I started taking advantage of the available web space to post some pics. Xanga seems pretty reliable, so I might just upgrade my account to one of the premium packages and use it for web hosting.

22 comments:

Lor said...

walagata's lame, especially now that you have to pay for services. I'd suggest filelodge.
They have 500 MB of storage, and supposedly unlimited bandwith. It hasn't gone out on me yet, so I'll assume that's true for now.

As for header images, I think 3, 12, 13, and 16 would work well, even though my personal favorite is probaby 9.

fatty ~ said...

hmm... my blog takes longer and longer to publish lately.

should compress you pics before you load them. Make them the minimum neccessary size and quality.

fatty ~ said...

visited you on xanga

if you put any of those anime pics up i'll probably stop visiting =P

those stars however are WAY cool!

BBB_0202020 said...

don't pay $$, but hey dont listen to me, im frugal, lolol

Mel said...

It's cos' you're so hot, you're so hot you blow our minds.
Okay, 'nuff with that - your blog makes for interesting reading when I'm in a conference. I store you on my handpalm thingo...

messiah said...

i think i'll have to go back and look at your stuff at xanga tomorrow when i'm not so tired.

for some reason i can't put "nothing screams evil like japanese sex kitten' and your writing style together.

maybe tomorrow things will be different.

for now i'll say No. 9 - although the current one is good.

(oh, btw - thanks for the link. i finally realized i had screwed yours up on my blog and fixed it. doh!)

Nobius said...

I pay about 25.00 a year for near unlimited bandwidth. Unfortunately, they don't do audio only images.

Avitable said...

ICDsoft.com

They are cheap, and they have the fastest technical support on earth. I've supported trouble tickets and had a response within 3 minutes, with my problem completely resolved.

annush said...

i am one of those people who keep hitting refresh.

Seven said...

Now I'm jealous; yet another guy with a BIG blog.

Tracy Lynn said...

I check in a couple times a day, but that's just cause I like the recipes.
:-P

Angie said...

Sorry, I'm no help on the bandwidth issue. I'm too busy laughing about Rick's 'blog envy'.

I like the photo you have now...it fits your personality.

The Stiltwalker said...

you can't do voodou on me cause I am the original destroyer of all things good and natural. so ther.

PBS said...

I have no suggestions. Just keep on blogging.

PBS said...

Oh, maybe that WAS a suggestion? No, more like a command! But meant as a suggestion. OK, never mind.

Kira said...

I'm finally getting the whole picture: Grant has not just a fettish about Asian women, but Asian women with wings. Why weren't the wings part put on your list before, Grant?

Enemy of the Republic said...

I have voodoo powers too. And how the dead haunt me...

patti_cake said...

Of course we like you, we really, really like you! You make us laugh, your witty and engaging. Need I go on?
Laughing at Rick's blog envy along w/ Angie

Grant said...

lor - I agree about walagata - my trial period lasted less than a day before I ditched them.

fatty - if your blog is slow loading, maybe you need to adjust the archive settings so there aren't so many posts on the main page.

fatty - stars?

tigerkiss - I can probably find a free service, but I don't mind paying if they're reliable and going to be in business for awhile. I thought about upgrading my BS account since you know the phone company is going to last awhile, but a) they're not reliable, b) they tend to change settings and URL's without warning, and c) the next step up costs $17 a month and gives you less than Xanga does for free.

mel - thanks, but I notice nobody is actually voting.

messiah - I thought my writing was all about "nothing screams evil like japanese sex kitten". Although I do wonder if I'll be giving the wrong impression by heading my page with girly anime.

nobius - thanks, but I think I'll stick with a service that can handle anything in case I want to post audio death threats.

avitable - thanks, I'll check them out.

annush - curse you, woman. :p

rick - are you adopting your mother's definition of the word "blog"? Huh, nekkid guy? :p

tracy lynn - thanks, but that's still not vote for an image.

angie - thanks. The only thing I don't like about the image is its poor quality. It isn't compressed - its just a cheap picture I had as a .bmp from an old Windows 95 theme.

stiltwalker - so, you left a comment to tell me you don't have to vote. Are you one of those people who calls into shows to tell them you have no opinion? :p

pbs - and again. Thanks though.

kira - another non-vote. Actually, I wanted to find a girly anime demon, but all I could find were the angels. I can pass on the wings - I just want them to look evil.

enemy - haunted by the dead? Been there, done that, worn the t-shirt, dripped BBQ sauce on it. :)

patti_cake - yes, do go on. And vote for your favorite image.

Libélula said...

we like you :)

Tracy Lynn said...

OK, I pick number 4.

Liz said...

I like what you have, but #5 is good too. Stick with evil, it suits you. How did you get a picture of me for #6 anyway? :P