Thursday, January 3, 2019

A Documentary Site by Webster

Webster is gone documentarian crazy with some new pages, Documentaries at Murfreesboronet.Murfreesboronet is known for video galleries and presents recipes and how to cook things. On the side, I have presented documentaries, mostly on history, archaeology, trains cars and airplanes. I have extended this list of documentaries with the list that I got from Wikipedia on, documentary subjects. The subjects range from fishing to philosophy to whaling to golf.

 YouTube has thousands of documentaries on every subject, some sensational, many sensational, some informative and most with catchy titles. Humans seem to like to hear about war, extinctions, death and crime. These are the subjects of many documentaries but there are others on religion, science, spirituality, economics and even education.

These are broad topics. Each broad topic can be separated into many subtopics but that is not the plan. The plan is to entertain myself and I like watching documentaries. I watch these until I'm bored and they will suggest others to put up. In entertaining myself I entertain others, quietly behind the scenes and basically unknown.

That's always been the point, to be behind-the-scenes and unknown but that is lonely and unheralded. It's all just links anyway links here links there, or word here, a word there, sometimes a period.
This website seems to be on a slow takeoff and Webster represents most of the traffic on many of my sites. Putting actual pages down rather than relying on WordPress or  Blogger.

Thursday, December 20, 2018

Resizing, and linking

All sites except Motherbird are up to date on size. Webster creates a simple html page with one sidebar that floats to the bottom on a phone. On a PC, you want the sidebar to be present. To do that in a simple way, I did a little research blogger style. It seems that the default style for blogger has a width of 960 pixels with the sidebar of 310 pixels. By guessing that to be the default smaller screen in use, the Webster pages are now 960 pixels wide with the sidebar of 280 pixels. If you've been to blogger, my sidebar will fall into place. If the site you've been to has a wider screen, you'll have to enlarge the screen a bit, and if the sidebar goes away, you did it. It is better to make you enlarge the screen than it is to make you make the screen smaller. That way, odds are, you see my sidebar. To ensure that my sites don't create too many links to each other and get them in trouble, I removed the links at the bottom of all the pages, and then un-linking my sites from each other a bit. In the early Internet, friends would link to each other from their front page, but in Wordpress on the modern Internet, a link on the front page can be a link from every page on the website, so a courtesy can become detrimental.

Sunday, December 9, 2018

Cool New Feature of Webster123

Webster allows me to do stuff quickly but some things require reprogramming...... The following link was taken from our new "Link To This Page" feature. Tunebee is the first to use this feature......Lots of folks have blogs and websites and we need links...so hey!
Check out a bit of fun. I have to test these links somewhere so:

  3 Doors Down Alternative Rock Lyrics and Music
tunecats.com

 While I'm here, I might as well link to some pages....The new feature makes this easy, Some pages that I'm doing well with could use some links ... Art Lessons
How to Paint Clouds in Oils Acrylics and Watercolor How to Paint Flowers Acrylics
How to Paint Abstract Art Paintings | Techniques How to Paint Impressionism like Monet How to Cook Asparagus
Recipes of the World

Art lessons have proven to be a good use of the speed of Webster123 and Tubepress.....




Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Lady Jazz


My Lady Jazz pages are my favorite Tubepress inspired pages. These pages earned web links from "The Girls in the Band",an important documentary by Judy Chaiken. I interacted briefly with them and the late Marian McPartland and have supported their efforts. This was very special in that I realized that listening to the ladies was different than listening to the men. The men are more competitive, brasher and their virtuosity is paramount. The female jazz is not trying to compete, but to express, to feel. I find solace in these pages. These pages are a tribute to the ladies and lend support to their music.
These Tubepress pages are searches.  Their algorithms have improved over the years and my search pages have become remarkably better and more relevant. Bravo Tubepress!

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Server Troubles? Know your Server Folks

Going to sleep tonight with Tunecats down.....I did the unforgivable....For tech buffs, I made a change in the CPanel that changed the DNS of Tunebee. Don't do stuff late at night. You'll end up all night with the press of a button...Uh oh!
My friends and I at Godaddy are on it. Be nice to your server folks. They are your nurses and doctors and you can learn from them.....It always amazes me that websites are up at all. After awhile you feel like those engineers changing vacuum tubes on the early computers, running around keeping the thing running.
I'm always hearing Siri say "Calling GawDaddy" and hearing that they "can't wait to exceed my expectations" in the recording.
"It's me, Dave again. Everything is down, what did I do?
Yes I do have thousand of directories. No it doesn't hurt you. It helps you. Here's why"
The root directory of Artvilla.com has 1550 files and 1224 directories. Artvilla has been there since 1998. Motherbird and Artvilla accumulated maybe 5000 html files before Wordpress came along. Tunebee has 3000 directories.
Artvilla and Motherbird were started in 1998. Images were the new thing.
Artvilla in the Wayback Machine: https://web.archive.org/web/*/http://www.artvilla.com
Motherbird: https://web.archive.org/web/*/http://www.motherbird.com

Websites became easier to make with software like Wordpress. However, websites being down and requiring constant updates and supervision is something that came with that ease.

Most of the time, if my Wordpress applications are down, my Webster pages are up.

It takes a server issue to bring Webster down.
"Yes I know I have a lot of directories, but they are up. Why isn't Wordpress?" That's my usual call.

Nobody is listening so I'll tell them.
Don't press buttons after midnight!
lol

Next day update....Called Godaddy.....they have me on the fasttrack......before I called I deleted 3000 pages at Tunebee.......Left a front page only.......answering questions about 3000 directories didn't happen this time....ha.
The answer is to wait for "propogation" DNS changes sometimes take 48 hours.....Brazil and the Netherlands were good....had already "propagated" .....
This process usually takes an hour, sometimes 15 minutes....I laughed and told them to propagate me first....then I wouldn't call....I love those folks.
Sending the 3000 pages back.
Come back Tunebee. I like your music.
I don't paint pictures for anyone but me. I  consider websites to be the ultimate "installation" and make them to entertain and educate myself, just like the music, art and poetry. . If these pages help to educate and entertain others, that's a blessing.