Monday, June 30, 2008

iChat and MobileMe

The e-mail addresses went live a few days ago.

Does that mean you can use in iChat?
Yup, you sure can.

In iChat, simply add a new account (iChat –> Preferences –> Accounts) by clicking on the + symbol in the bottom left.

Instead of adding a .Mac Account, choose AIM Account and add your

Saturday, June 28, 2008

GoDaddy Affiliate Program

I've been using a GoDaddy reseller ( to register domain names with GoDaddy at a cheaper price than ($6.95 vs $9.99 for .com).

However, once I was logged in through the affiliate I couldn't change the DNS. When I clicked on "Total DNS Control and MX Records" to change my DNS I got the following error message:
The Total DNS Control Manager for this domain is temporarily unavailable. Please try back later.

After noticing this problem for several days I called GoDaddy. They told me it was a browser issue. While the rep had me on hold I googled the error message and I noticed some other people having the same, undetermined, problems.

I then noticed that the page was actually framing the GoDaddy affiliate page. Once I removed the GoDaddy page from inside the frame the problem went away.

I ran into this problem on OS X Leopard with Safari and Firefox 3.0. However, on Windows XP with Firefox, the page worked inside the frame and I could change the DNS. So, for some reason, framing a GoDaddy affiliate page doesn't work on the Mac.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Google Street View

Google Street View came through my neighborhood the other day and snapped this photo of my house.

This is my photo of the Google Street View car.

And this is Google's Street View photo of my car.

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Friday, June 6, 2008

Sunspots and High-Tech

This morning, our Web server went down for no real reason.

This morning, my my wife's hard drive died for no real reason.

This morning,'s Web site went down for several hours for no real reason.

Coincidence? Sunspots?

At least the markets had a reason to go down, today.