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April 17, 2014

YouTube Vlog Intro Tip

If your making any kind of Video Blog (commonly known as a video vlog) on YouTube or Vimeo, you should have a good introduction. A good introduction sets the mood of the video and makes it look professionally done. If you don't have the technical talents or software to make an intro, then consult various video expert to do it for you for a very small fee.

One such place to go is Fiverr Video Animation. Another source is elance.com, where you can spend a bit more for a more creative approach. Both places have great talent that are willing to go the extra mile to put together some video intro for only $5.

Once you get an video intro, it's very easy to apply it to any video in iMovie or any other video application. Here's a sample of a video intro that I got done at Fiverr:

June 18, 2013

Unscheduled Downtime

The website was down for 10 hours yesterday due to a hard drive failure. The site came back online around 6pm with no loss of data.

I recently backed up the entire website, so I wasn't too worried about data lost. If you host a Blog or Website, make sure that you perform regular back ups. Don't rely on your hosting provider, as their last back up might miss some valuable data.

January 29, 2013

Google Fishing

I recently found a lot of 404 queries in my error log coming from 72.14.199.94. A search online shows that this IP address is coming from Google.com. It looks like that Google is sending words to find unpublished areas of this website.

I guess this is one way for Google to build up their search database, however, if I wanted to make certain areas public, I would have put a link on the homepage or in the sitelink.xml. I guess the lesson here is to use complex directory names to hide from Google.

July 8, 2011

Random Text

I am updating my testing text and thought I would dump the old values here for entertainment sakes:

  • Samoa Rainwater's Principle
  • Persians Shipbuilders Principle
  • Mainstreaming Buford Principle
  • Grammarians Antananarivo's Principle
You can find more random Theory name on the Random Theory page.

June 23, 2011

gmial.com

The domain name gmial.com is not the same as www.gmail.com. The domain gets redirected to a survey page which looks like a Google page.

Nice try. I am guessing that they get a lot of people thinking that they just won some contest being run by Google.

April 15, 2011
Network Solutions spashpage

Website Down

For a couple of hours yesterday this site was down because I forgot to check to see when the domain expired. Network Solution put up a temporary website placeholder to let people know that the domain needed to be registered.

I wasn't able to renew online because the domain had expired, so I had to get on the phone with Network Solutions because some of the registration information was out of date. This website was registered on April 8, 1998 and pretty much all my contact information has changed since then.

The people at Network Solutions was very helpful and within a few minutes I was able to get the domain back up and running. They asked some basic security questions and lucky me I passed the test.

I only signed up for a couple of years because I do think that Network Solutions is a little pricey for domain registration and I'll probably switch to another registrar at some point.

Glad the site is back up and running! Welcome back cryan.com!

March 17, 2011

Happy Saint Patrick's Day

To all my Irish fans in Ireland and throughout the world, I wish you a Happy Saint Patrick's Day!

Instead of getting a Guinness today, why not try a Murphy's Irish Stout?

March 7, 2011
QR Code

QR Code

Here's the QR Code for this website. Not very useful since the only way you could find this code is to visit this website. However, if you want to promote the website, be sure to pass around the code.

February 25, 2011

Nine Years later

Hard to believe, but I have been with my hosting provider for nine years! Wow! How many people do you know that stay with their hosting provider that long, better yet, how many hosting providers last nine years.

The good news is that I am paying less for hosting than I did nine years ago.

February 10, 2011

Real Audio Stream

This is more for my note taking than anything thing else. I just need to jot down the steps of making the streaming audio files using Real Audio correctly. For some reason I never thought to write down all the steps to make streaming media.

Steps to make an Audio Stream.

  1. Encode any audio file to a .ra format, be sure to save it as .ra (Using Real Audio Encoder)
  2. Upload the file to the server
  3. Using a Text Editor create a new file that links to the file in step one, save the file as .RAM
  4. Upload the second file to the server
  5. When sending out the link use file in #3
Example:

If I have a file called today.ra on my server, I should also have a reference file called today.ram that points to the original source file. When someone click on the link to the today.ram the server will think that I am sending a Real Audio file and let the browser know that. Your browser will then open up the Real Audio application and pass the contents of the RAM file to Real Audio.

This is pretty easy to set up, and you can easily have a computer handle steps 3&4.