Some Changes


Made some changes on the domain here while working on stuff:

– The old forums are now gone. They were just a source for spam anyway. The new forums are here within the blog and you can find them here. [edit: Removed the link as the forums are no more.] If I have them set up correctly, you must have an account within the blog here to post within them.

– Alien Assault Traders is gone. That game had too many bugs and I didn’t want to deal with it anymore.

– I optimized the databases all over the sites so things should run more smoothly for the time being.

– Comments now require an account. I’m sorry to have to do this but I have too many folks leaving comments begging for help with open source projects instead of using teh support options open to them. In addition, the spam problem has just gotten out of hand with over a thousand left just within the last week. Even with Akismet working, the blogger still has to load the page and run through them to see if anything got missed.

– My wishlist over at got reloaded. As you may remember, BlogLily knocked off a good chunk of it. I added a few titles that I would like to have. Use teh email address tdjcbe ( at ) gmail ( dot ) com to pull up the list if you want.

– Fixed lots of links here within the blog. Hopefully everything is working but we all know that will never happen. 😉

Tuesday should be a full day and I hope to get a lot done. See you tomorrow!


Dr. Mike wants coffee…

Someone (They mentioned that they wanted to remain anonymous) recently sent me an email explaining how they enjoyed my blog, thanked me for all the help that I’ve offered people over the years online, and wondered if there was someway they could repay me. I mentioned that sometimes people send me Gift Cards that I use myself or use to help out some of the area homeless. (Last week, I got a $50 WalMart card that I used to help someone set up their kitchen.) I also have a wonderful person picking up my hosting tab for six months. 🙂

Anyway, our local StarBucks was handing out $5 giftcards uptown here in Charlotte a few days ago and I grabbed one. I was just noticing that it is reloadable. I was thinking that since it was orignally for five bucks, than reloads were also for five bucks but I now know they’re not. They start at $20.

But anyway, if you would like to contribute to my coffee fund, feel free. Twenty bucks would probably keep me in caffeine for at least a week if not more. I don’t go into the 4 and 5 bucks a cup drinks, just the large normal coffees.

If you would like to do something for me that doesn’t involve money, feel free to take a quick glance at my wishlist page at the suggestions there or vote on the poll in the sidebar.

Thanks though for visiting. 🙂