Monday, September 25, 2006

"Nah, we do this every day. You'll see. No one will even notice..."

In the event that anyone checks, or refers anyone else there--as faithful SHAMbloggers have been nice enough to do from time to time--my actual web site, JournalismPro.com, is temporarily down. Right now it's hard to say just how temporary that downage is apt to be. I am in the midst of one of those "seamless" transitions from host server to host server, and though I was assured it'd be a no-hassles process, it's turning out not to be, for tekkie-type reasons that, if I tried to explain them to you, would make both of our heads explode. The most frustrating aspect of all this is that it also means my business email address, steve@journalismpro.com, is down as well. (Obviously, don't use the automatic link in that sentence to email me, for now.) Of course, had I been intelligent enough to foresee such a prospect and plan ahead, I would've implemented a forwarding relay to my AOL account before I pulled the trigger.

The operative phrase here being, I guess, had I been intelligent enough....


UPDATE, 9 a.m. EASTERN. And unaccountably, just like that, my steve@journalismpro.com email address is back up and running. I don't understand how. But it is. (I knew I should've majored in computer science. Even though they didn't really have those courses back then.)

5 comments:

RevRon's Rants said...

Must've been a bunch of folks on Maui singing their hopanopannoying song. Be sure and thank them, now! :-)

Steve Salerno said...

What worries me, Ron, is that the hopanopannoying crowd may be what's wrong with the site in the first place. I'm not presumptuous enough to think I'm even on Vitale's radar screen... But somehow I can't quite shake the image of him and his band of thinkalikes sitting behind a copse of palm trees somewhere, chanting eerie refrains while sticking pins in a doll that looks uncomfortably like me....

Cosmic Connie said...

Oh, Steve, you know that Chairman Maui and his minions would never do the voodoo thing. They're all about being positive, not negative. And near as I can tell, the only chants allowed by the Ho's are: "I'm sorry." "Please forgive me." "Thank you." "I love you."

If you do pop up on their radar screen, even if you momentarily make them angry or unhappy, they will, if they are proper Ho's, welcome you as part of their learning experience. They will ask themselves, "What have I done to attract this experience?"

Of course, if they're not proper Ho's, and are more concerned with their own wealth and egos than the good of the Universe or whatever...all bets are off. :-)

Steve Salerno said...

A proper Ho? What an amusing image. Why do I picture P. Diddy (or whatever he's calling himself these days) arriving at an awards ceremony with some young honey in sequins, wearing a fur....?

Cosmic Connie said...

Well, in all fairness, the Hopoannoying practitioners do not refer to themselves as Ho's (at least as far as I know), but I get tired of writing those long fake Hawaiian words, so I took the liberty of using my own abbreviation. :-)

Anyway, Steve, I'm glad you got your site up and running again, with or without the Ho's.