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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 It looks like that Google is sending words to find unpublished areas of this website.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had expired, so I had to get on the phone with Network Solutions because some of the registration information was out of date.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.

January 18, 2011

Some Sayings

Some old sayings:

  • One Fish, Two Fish - A restaurant in Washington D.C
  • Starbucky - Not really sure what that means
  • Mac Daddy - When doing something, make it MacDaddy.

November 1, 2010

Focus on PDF

During the month of November, I'll be focusing on the PDF section of this website. There are currently 105 PDF files on this site.

I'll be focusing on not only adding new PDFs but also cleaning up the existing ones to add more value. The more popular PDFs: Gulf War, Blackjack Guide, Hollywood Sign and Packing list are on the list of getting a make over.