Monday, July 9, 2012

Friday, July 6, 2012

Stuck with old data on my websites

I've been trying all morning to update my website information (hosted by Doteasy) and I cannot establish a connection to change the location at www.fredslocombe.com from Springfield, Illinois to Shoreline, Washington on my home site. This raises the question of whether or not it's of any value to have one's own domain name anymore. Once upon a time it was fashionable, but now it seems like a waste of money to register and maintain a domain on the individual scale.

Most of my domain names are proprietary to where I no longer live. I'm considering gifting them over to people who still live in Springfield, Illinois. I'm sure they would jump at the chance to win www.spfld.net or www.spfld.tv (unfortunately I still have the "SPFLD TV" Illinois license plate. I wonder of the Illinois Secretary of State's office would allow transfer of that license plate ownership too?

It's going to be a while before I can get around to dealing with that just yet. I need to strategize new whole new approach to the Puget Sound area. Should I register yet another domain? Probably not. I can just as easily create a new blog for nothing and lay it out with all kinds of gadgets.

Off to other things now.

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Update

I left Springfield, Illinois almost Immediately after Memorial Day for the Pacific north west. I drove across the country on Interstate 90, through parts of Iowa, Minnesota, South Dakota, Wyoming, Mntana, Idaho and finally, Washington.

I stopped at Mount Rushmore, The Devil's Tower and Yellowstone along the way. There were times when I thought my car was not going to make it up the mountains, and other times where what seemed like hours would pass on the road with only the road itself and the fences to indicate any human had been there at all.

Now I'm living in Shoreline, Washington, just a few minutes north of Seattle. The temperature can barely climb over seventy degrees here this week while the rest of the country is roasting in a drought and heat wave. However, it is only early July.

I just opened a new bank account but the bank has a hold on my funds for two weeks until they clear, so I'm holding my breath while my old bank account dwindles to near nothing because I cannot yet transfer my automatic payments over to my new bank. Not only that, I can't even begin to furnish my new apartment. Luckily I had enough to buy a small bed, but that's it. It is going to get extremely close. I'm near panic every day over that plus my car is long overdue for an oil change.

Cross your fingers.