I just got an email from Molson asking me to “answer the call of the long weekend.” I’m sure this is code for please drink our shitty beer, so the long weekend will be getting my voicemail.
That really did just happen.
Anyway, how’s everybody doing? I hope you’re all doing well and are less tired than this guy, who for some reason woke up at 20 after 4 this morning. Bad times, but it’s still better than being sentenced to a long weekend of Molson.
If you’ve seen it (and if you follow one of us on Twitter and clicked on this post that way you have,) we hope you’re liking the new website. It’s almost finished, thank the lord. The only thing we need to do before we can 86 Blogger for good is figure out how to make the new server send out daily emails full of our wit and wisdom like Feedburner is doing now. I know we can probably transfer the current feed over and keep everything as it is, but since Feedburner has a CAPTCHA that we can’t disable on its subscription form, fuck those guys. If we were content with firing off emails whenever a post went up the problem would be solved, but since we sometimes go on insane posting jags that’s not going to happen. We care about you all too much as readers and in some cases friends to put you through that. If anybody knows of something free or close to it that will allow for what I’ve described, let us know.
Besides that, we’re pretty much good to go. All the posts have the correct bylines on them (kiss my ass again, blog importer) and all the downloads that haven’t worked for months are now alive and well on our new server which, I should add, is fast as hell. I should also add that relinking them was a much easier process than we had anticipated thanks to a handy search and replace plugin that Carin dug up. That’s one thing I love about WordPress. It’s insanely customizable and has loads of functionality built right in, but if it doesn’t do something that somebody has ever wanted it to do, that person has probably built a plugin that’ll get it done.
If you’re thinking about making the move from something like Blogger or even about starting a new site, give WordPress a shot. And if you happen to be in the market for some hosting for that reason or any other, drop a line to Shane and James. Tell them Steve and #CarinOfTheWin sent ya. I’m not sure what it’ll do for you in the favours department, but give it a try and let me know how it goes. If it does nothing, I’m putting Shane on notice that at some point I may have to resort to tossing him around like I used to when he was little. Wait, what am I saying? He’s still little.
Oh, I almost forgot, we need to get AdSense up and running as well. I’m not looking forward to that. Messing with ad sizes, styles and positioning when you can’t actually see what your site looks like isn’t high on my list of fun activities. Carin’s either, as it happens. If any of you have a good idea of what might work around these parts, please get in touch.
But AdSense or not, daily digest or not, it’s time to celebrate! And what better way to say thanks for putting up with our quietness and website talk and to break in a new server than a little something we like to call Long Audio Weekend!? Quiet down, crickets! You’re drowning out the cheers of celebration that I’m sure are coming from all over the world! But yes, now that we have a reliable place to put them, we can do casts again, and do casts we shall…unless something bad/unexpected comes up. I’m not sure what we’ll talk about, but we’ll think of something. All the stuff we haven’t gotten around to writing down might be a good place to start.
With all that out of the way…I suddenly realize I can’t remember what else I was going to write down. This is embarrassing. Hmmm…what to do? I know, have a few of the jokes I’ve been saving. That and be sure to follow @ShakespeareSong if you don’t already. One of my favourite things ever on Twitter.
See you for audio weekend unless I remember something between now and then.
*Okay, I know the order of the pedals is clutch – brake – accelerator, but how do I start this piano?
*There were two fish in a tank. One of them said to the other: “How do you drive this thing?”
*Some guy called my wife a pig the other day. I said, “Don’t listen to him, Babe!”
*In 1950’s Ireland, the Catholic Church ruled the country with an iron fist. It was a tough time to be an altar boy.
*After the accident, my wife was left a vegetable.
“Who left this vegetable here,” She asked.
*I just heard on the Radio that the Leader of the Monkees has died. R.I.P. Nelson Mandela.
*As the sperm swam with a mission in mind toward the egg, I thought to myself, “Wow, I’ve really ruined this breakfast buffet.”
*Q: Who is a Catholic priest’s favourite singer?
A: Kneel Young.
*Muhammad Ali vs. Michael J. Fox: The Quickest Game of Jenga Ever.
*Two gay guys were on the beach. One says to the other, “shall I put the umbrella up?” The other replies “yes, but don’t open it!”
*My mate has got a computer document full of 16 year old girls. What a PDF-file.
*Q: What do you call someone who’s had their car stolen?
A: A taxi.
*A man walks into a bar and orders 6 shots of tequila.
“Why so many, buddy,” the bartender asks.
“I’m celebrating my first blow job,” The man replies.
“Well hell, congratulations,” says the bartender. “I will give you one on the house.”
“No thank you,” replies the man. “if the first 6 shots don’t get the taste out of my mouth, one more won’t make a difference.”
This new site seems awesome!
Glad you think so.
Oh, and if you didn’t see it, don’t forget that you can use the little thing right below the add comment button to sign up for comment emails on posts. Set it to all, not to replies. All means you’ll get every comment on the post, replies will just send you the ones where somebody clicks on the little reply thing under your exact comment, which almost nobody does.
An about that email thing you were talking about, will this help?
How can I see an older post?
I’ll check that plugin out after dinner or early tomorrow. Thanks for the link.
As for looking at older posts, you can do a few things. If you know what you’re looking for you can use the search thing right near the top, otherwise you can use the categories and archives boxes below the posts. If you want to see one of the related posts in the lists that come up, all you have to do is click the one you want and you’ll go right there.
Or you can hit the older posts link.
Hmmm the plugin appears to fire them off after each post. I’d prefer a once a day digest since we can be machines.
Glad you’re diggin’ VC’s new…digs!
Ahh yes, the older posts link if you’re just scrolling through the main page or some archives. Steve’s sleepy. He should have thought of that.
Yeah, it looks like that’s what that plugin does, but thanks a bunch for trying. If you hear of anything else definitely let us know.
hey subscriber box, subscribe me!
Lol thanks, I’m sorry the link wasn’t what you guys are looking for:):)
Let’s see if you get this one, young Carin.
Ok, the buh? I received my negatory comment when I changed my email address just for fun. Looks confused.
What the huh? That’s all kinds of weird.
What’d you change it to, the Rogers one? Is there something wrong with your VC addie?
And I’m still not getting them. The fuuuck!
That makes no sense. None at all.
Just hit activate on an active thread. Hey, question. Why does Shane’s name show up on our comment form?
What do you mean? I don’t see his name anywhere. Where are you seeing that?
Hit manage your subscriptions. Look down. and oh? it’s still not working.
I have no subscriptions to manage. I wrote the post we’re crushing here, so I’m getting them by default.
Ok, I get it. It has Shane’s name on it because it’s a static management page and he created it. Just like we made the other pages at your computer and they have your name on the bottom of them.
I am of course a fool. He didn’t set up this page, we did. His name is in the spot where one of our names should be, but not sure why. Sorry for being such a goddamned idiot and confusing the hell out of everyone. I should probably shut up and go to sleep or something.
Methinks my idiot move of opening the combo box was what started this. Deleted my subscription. Will try again.
Iffen that doesn’t work, maybe do the clear the temp files dance and see if that helps.
Hmmm. How would clearing my cache allow emails to come through? Stranger things have happened…but that’s pretty strange. And you can guess, that didn’t work.
I mean the thing before clearing my cache didn’t work. Have cleared my cache. We can hope I guess.
I thought it might help with the unresponsive box issue. Hmmm…unresponsive box. Sounds very medical.
Operation hope for the best in progress.
It was a fail.
Trying again, this time with Firefox. Work, ya wee beasty.
Ah guys what I did I clicked manage subscription, an I just checked the first thingy an I checked the activate box, if that’s any help.
You should just be able to do it with the little box though. Pretty sure you shouldn’t have to go in and manage anything. Oh well, glad it’s working for you. Now to figure out what Carin’s problem is…
The strange part is on the management page I get since I’m logged in as an admin, it shows that Carin is set to get all comments. So something is working.
So…I’m only not receiving Steve’s comments. Whaaa? Ceci, are you receiving both our comments?
Well isn’t that special. I wonder what blew up. It better not be anything too complex, global or ongoing.
Well I didn’t get his last comment
But you were getting all the other ones? *scratches head*
yes, this is super weird.
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