Archive for April, 2008

Daily Dish’ed

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2008

Thanks to Andrew Sullivan for yesterday’s link to 1S. He found the site courtesy of Frank Wilson, who found it via novelist Lynn Viehl, who came upon it thanks to author Rosina Lippi.

Thanks, everyone!

Downtime? What downtime?

Tuesday, April 15th, 2008

You’ve probably noticed some pretty serious downtime over the last few days. Don’t worry, I didn’t go so broke I couldn’t pay my hosting bill… the server the site is hosted on (along with the majority of the other sites I run) fell on hard times. There was almost 36 hours of downtime beginning last Friday morning and then another 24 hours starting yesterday morning. Apparently, a disk had started to show signs of faultiness, so they moved the data but ran into some issues during the transition. Things seems to be back online now and running in a relatively stable fashion, so hopefully it’ll be clear sailing from here on out.

I’m going to make a new backup soon, though, just in case.

Are ads bad?

Wednesday, April 2nd, 2008

So I’ve decided to try a little something for April and run some text ads in the sidebar.  I went back and forth on the idea of running ads for a while.  I was a little uncomfortable doing it because, hey, the PostSecret guy doesn’t.  But he’s also running his blog on Blogspot (and presumably not paying for hosting there).  Not that I’m paying loads for hosting, but One Sentence does use more bandwidth than any of my other sites…

In any event, consider this an experiment.  I’m going to run the ads for a month.  They’re going to be limited to a 120×240 pixel banner in the sidebar.  The RSS feed won’t have ads.  And I’ll donate 25% of any money I make to a to-be-determined charity.

If the ads drive you nuts or you feel very strongly that I shouldn’t run ads, speak up.  Let me know here or via the contact form.  If the masses speak and the ads drive you batty, then I’ll ditch ‘em.