4 June 2006, 17:55 by mark hoekstra

I could've known...

Exactly one year ago I had this glitch in the continuity of the domainname of this site…

So guess what happened today? This domain expired… and is renewed back again… But stoopid me, I had to find out the hard way… that is, waking up, putting my IM on and getting a message like “what happened to your domain!!!???!!!” “uh?”

Ah well, somehow it all seems to be part of this site… This stuff happens on privately owned and run servers/sites/domains etc. I guess…

But I’m already done with the charm of it all, now let’s get these glitches out of the system! ;-)

and talking about some charming downtime… I won’t get better than a couple of years ago, when this site was running on a little SGI in a spare bedroom of a friends house… when at one night, somebody (I don’t have to tell you this was a girl, right?) slept in that spare bedroom and she was looking for a wall-socket so she could charge her cellphone…guess which plug she pulled… *^_^*

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  1. Przemek [PL] @ 5 June 2006, 18:10 :

    “guess which plug she pulled” ...imagine that haha

  2. nijne @ 6 June 2006, 00:40 :

    yup, the message ’ what happened to your domain?! ’ was mine :D

  3. William @ 8 June 2006, 19:12 :

    Ooh! You got Nijn0rized!!!

  4. ailaG @ 8 July 2006, 22:18 :

    “i don’t have to tell you this was a girl”??

    well, i WAS going to put you on my rss reader and now i won’t.
    i suppose it’s not much of a threat to you, to have one less geek girl read your posts, but come on – if anyone wants girls to geek freely you have to STOP with these remarks already!

    so okay, i’m a geek so i won’t pull any plugs like that. but when you assume that anyone doing anything stupid must be similar to me – that doesn’t make me an equal member of the geek world.

    think about it.‏

  5. markie @ 8 July 2006, 22:34 :

    wow, hey, it was a joke, alright?

    next to that, this is what truly happened and it was a girl, not a geek-girl. Imho geek-girls are equal in the geek world. And when you geek properly you will get all the respect from the guys. So there.

  6. ailaG @ 9 July 2006, 14:38 :

    I wrote another reply to your email, but I think there’s one part that should appear here as well:

    What do you (Mark and others here) think about writing this line in a blog entry?
    “I got mugged the other day. I don’t have to tell you it was by a black person, right?”

    I’m not saying jokes are evil. Some jokes are good. Some chauvinist jokes are excellent, in fact. Not all of them are good though – this one wasn’t. Plus, it helps conserve a stereotype we don’t like (just a bit, okay, but still).

  7. markie @ 9 July 2006, 18:00 :

    >“I got mugged the other day. I don’t have to tell you it was by a black person, right?”

    Well, imho you’re majorly overreacting here… You pull racism and crime into the conversation while all what happened was a girl who, totally clueless, pulled a plug in a spare bedroom which happened to bring my server and this site down.

    In another way, when someone would say about me “the guy couldn’t dance, do I have to tell you he was white?”, I’m not offended at all.

    I really can’t understand why you are offended by this whole thing, it’s not about you and I think your plan to defend all girls online is maybe a little on the big side, don’t you think? Next to that, the girl who pulled that plug most obviously wasn’t a geek-girl and you are, so what’s your connection there and why do you feel so offended about it?

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