Archive for April, 2003

I’m dangerous

April 24, 2003 - 1:33 am 2 Comments

A couple of weeks ago I got really mad and threw my mouse which careened off my LCD monitor and now I’ve got a bright spot in the middle of it.

Earlier today I ran to get the phone and my 12″ aluminum Powerbook fell off the table onto a corner and bent the case.

What shall I break tomorrow?

(I have the most godawful pain, right behind my sternum, that feels like someone’s taking my espohagus and wringing it and it’s making me whimper occasionally. I don’t think the beer brats are agreeing with me. Holy COW this hurts. Where’s gallstone pain located?)

Fiesta week

April 23, 2003 - 8:17 pm Comments Off on Fiesta week

I really miss Fiesta Week. Makes me sad. I’d post more but I’d get sadder.

Happy birthday!

April 23, 2003 - 12:40 pm 9 Comments

Happy birthday to me, happy birthday to me, happy birthday, my bloooooooooooooooooooooog, happy birthday to me.

Today’s the first anniversary of when I started this blog.

Featureprice rants

April 22, 2003 - 2:10 pm 3 Comments

Although they’re restored their former website, for a while Featureprice was trying the “woe is me” approach while announcing its own demise. Here’s what someone grabbed from their website this morning:

Featureprice.com / Hosting-Network, Inc. Is Closing Business April 2003.

All clients are recommended to move within the next 14days.

All sites and servers will be left online while we are closing down. All clients are requested to download all files and here is a list of Companies that have been to visit Featureprice and have not been able to reach any deal that would allow a smooth migration to their services.

1. GlobalHost.com – Nice People, Great Support, Will Give Incentives For FP Clients to Join

2. Atlantic.net – Good Business Model, Hard Working Professionals

3. Ipowerweb – Value Hosting Provider

4. Server4you.com – (BEST OFFER) Great Server Deals For Unbelievable Prices and FP clients get 6mo FREE

5. Affinity – Has Built A Large Business Based From Acquisition

Ecommerce.com, SiteandSites and a host of other domain names are owned exclusively by Fathi Said. Stay away from any site or business that has Austrian Ownership or Fathi Said or any other affiliation with Fathi Said. Fathi while in office ran several businesses “on the side” and sold services that looked like the respective names but were indeed FP services, no one at FP approved this but Fathi, Fathi also registered Dotregister domains for the clients and did not title them in the right names or addresses but with 100% owned by featureprice client, these domains were held hostage, with numerous other domains like Featureprice.com unless the officers of FP were to give him over a half million dollars, the officers called the FBI for Extortion. The officers of the company were faced with a decision to make, sign a release of ecommerce to fathi or face the domains of all our clients to be misdirected. Fathi got his release and then we got the passwords to the account, all of this was done with communications with the FBI and corporate counsel. Fathi also worked with many companies that we will not release the names of and received payments for the placement of their domains in the list of directories. More to come â€?

NEVER TRUST DIRECTORIES, NEVER TRUST FORUMS These directories are paid for and profit by the amount of sales that the links generate and the reviews that are made within those directories are paid and forums that people like to post their hate and problems are fueled by someone whom is hosting that site or etc. Reviews and Directories / Bulletin Boards Forums are not reliable or trust worthy sources.

TRUST WORD OF MOUTH!! TRUST YOUR FRIENDS AND FAMILY AND NEVER TRUST FORUMS AND DIRECTORIES / REVIEWS

Perfect Example of MISUSE of information is bulletin boards that release information that is private and confidential, family, children, mothers and fathers and innocent contract employees have been hurt by a lot of clients and former employees (any employee dismissed from FP was for cause, drugs, etc.) that misuse their sources of information, they signed agreements with Equifax and Online Record Searches to not MISUSE this information, they have violated the agreements and have resulted in hurt and anguish for these people. Bulletin Boards, Hate Sites, Etc. have been formed and state very wrong things and distort the truth of FP and don’t state that Officers and Supervisors and Staff worked 12-16hrs a day 7 days a week to keep services stable as much as humanly possible and as much as can be done with shared hosting servers and those whom abuse them, spam from them.

This site will be updated ongoing and will tell the story of FP and all that has led to this, you will know about everything, you will know even to the potential deals that did not work with companies and why FP was not purchased (and NO! it is not because of anything bad) but the dealings in corporate business. And finally but not least, FP was never about just money, FP was about the dream and goals of a few people that made it happen and gave their all, not of the false and untrue statements of upset people. We will write parts and publish in parts, visit back often and don’t miss a line.

Thank you for thsoe clients that have called FP home for years and thank you to all those whom have supported FP since they came to know the truth and spirit of the company.

Featureprice’s Closing is NOT BY ITS DECISION. It is due to Nova Information Systems (merchantconnect.com) “holding” the revenues from featureprice. Featureprice has not seen a penny since the “hold” and FP must shutdown since it has no money, no realized revenues. FP cannot pay employees or anything due to Nova’s position.

Ladies and Gentlemen

April 22, 2003 - 1:12 pm Comments Off on Ladies and Gentlemen

Featureprice has left the building.

This morning they posted a statement on their website saying they’re going out of business, and apparently for a while kept updating it with various accusations and blame-laying. Once I can get a clean copy, I’ll post it here.

This makes my day!

You know you’ve been…

April 21, 2003 - 12:56 pm 4 Comments

You know you’ve been reading too much Sue Grafton when you actually start craving peanut butter and pickle sandwiches. Honestly, they’re pretty good. Get whole-grain wheat bread, and use crunchy peanut butter and bread and butter pickles. They even make the pickles in the sandwich stackers.

We dropped the kids in Houston so we can clean out the garage at the old house. We’re supposed to close a week from today. I’m still sick. Not as bad as I was, but I still manage to sound like death eating a cookie.

We’re still up in the air about flying or driving to Las Vegas next month. Flying scares the crap out of us, but driving will get us into town exhausted (not to mention add 3 or so days onto our trip). Flying will cost us a total of about 10 hours total, and driving will be about 40. Flying will cost more, but driving puts stress on the car. Since we’re closing on the house, we can splurge on first class tickets.

Reading back what I wrote, it seems like I want to fly, doesn’t it?

Pictures, at last

April 21, 2003 - 2:09 am 2 Comments

I promised some cruise pics, so here they are. They’re at 1024×768, but some are cool as desktops so if you want something at a different resolution let me know.

Scenery from boat and beach.
Pictures of Cozumel.
Ship pictures.
I had a hell of a time trying to figure out what our room would be like, so for the record this is room V1 on the Carnival Jubilee, a category 12 (cat 12) suite on the Verandah deck.

Wow

April 21, 2003 - 12:17 am 2 Comments

I didn’t realize that Modesto, CA was the place where Laci Peterson, Chandra Levy, and the three women who were murdered in Yosemite were from.