At my work we don’t get a lot of discounts or cost price offers – I was, I’ll admit, hoping for really cheap domain names but it wasn’t to be – however, something we DO get is a few free hosting accounts to play with.

I have a reseller Plesk plan – something which I’d never heard of, let alone used before working there. For any hosts in ‘this’ community. Is there a reason that everyone uses cPanel instead of Plesk? – and I host someone on it! It was one of the first accounts I’ve set up and it was a bit scary.

So, that being said, you should all go visit Brooke and commend her for using Plesk ๐Ÿ˜€ It was actually an awesome endeavour for Brooke and I. Brooke was stuck on Byethost who was having all sorts of issues so in a split second decision I said “You’re coming with me!” and before she could say no I provided her with her control panel and FTP details ๐Ÿ™‚ and then, this is where the magic happens, without actually being able to see anything on the site I was able to upload WordPress but (oh no!) I couldn’t install it. Never fear though! Brooke was able to update her Hosts file (which, if you’ve never heard of before and would love to be able to work on your site on a new server and make sure it works before updating your nameservers, you should google) but I wasn’t able too… Windows 7 doesn’t like letting people change it and I talked her through the install and then abracadabra! It all worked ๐Ÿ™‚

Is that the success of the title? Well, it is only one of them! Well, the other freebie we get is a VPS!! Yesterday, mine was provisioned and it is finally working (I had a heap of problems on the first platform they gave me, so they bumped me up to a vmware VPS instead) and… AND! Lazily is now coming to you from it.

I used the WHM migration tool and it worked first time and properly! YAY, success! (there you go)

Not only that, but I made some cool nameservers for myself:

Coolest ever right?

I don’t get it.

Last week a close friend of my Mum’s and a friend of the family (back when my parents were together and I still lived with them so you know, nearly 10 years ago) died suddenly.

I’m not really sure how I feel about this. I am sad for her family but I don’t feel as though it is connected to me. She was around as I was growing up but for most of my life she has been a friend of my Mums and nothing more.

Her memorial was today with her funeral next week. My Mum asked if I could go to the memorial and I said I couldn’t because we’re short staffed at work. I think she is quite angry that I didn’t go but I really didn’t see the point.

You see, I don’t get why we have funerals or memorials! What good does it do? Who does it help? Why? I ask! I don’t need closure or a feeling of goodbye I already know she is gone and have processed this fact so why?

I also don’t know how to explain this to my Mum in a way she’ll understand. I am happy for her to go if it helps her but I see no benefit in it for me.

So, my all knowing readers, if you have had to go to a funeral before, what were the reasons and did it help with your mourning? If not, would you attend a funeral if it happened?

Enlighten me!

No Pants!

Oh my, the joys of catching the bus. I have to say, since my headphones broke I have heard some crazy, stupid and interesting conversations while on the bus. I think yesterday’s situation may have been my favourite.

There were these 2 girls talking a load of crap to each other which I tuned out but then I noticed that one of them didn’t have any pants on!! She was wearing boxers of all things. I agree this is better than say a g-string but the way she was sitting I imagine the people sitting opposite her saw a whole lot more than they wanted too. Initially, i thought they were shorts but then realised they had little penguins all over them.

Then I notice her friend has a can of bourbon in her hand and she decides to crack it open while casually chatting with her friend with no pants. Less than 2 minutes later this woman races down from the back of the bus, nearly pushes someone off their chair and askes the girl for a swig of her drink!! I really don’t think they even knew each other! She did, however, give her some of her drink and they all decided to have a good ol’ chat together.

I think most of the people sitting around them were completely disgusted with it all but I couldn’t help but laugh. You have no idea how much fun bogans can give you on the bus and there are a lot of them!! The girl with no pants also had a cigarette (unlit) hanging out of her mouth the entire trip. It was kind of priceless.

There was also a mention of something about getting heartburn when you’re pregnant and the baby has hair (wha?). It was all very, very informative.

The only downside of my bus trips yesterday was some creepy old Greek guy kept looking at me and the way he was looking at me gave me the impression that he thought I was interested *shudders* ick.