Thursday, April 26, 2012

Feeling Stabby

Sadly I sometimes take the long, hard way to do things that really should be surprisingly easy.

I had a support call dealing with one of my products and the customer was dealing with issues with his domain which he had bought from GoDaddy.

I thought to myself, "Self", (because that's what I call myself since I have a good working relationship in my own head), "I have a domain through GoDaddy.  I should just try this out for him and see if I can duplicate his problem."

I need to get kicked in the head whenever I do that.

Regardless, I logged into my GoDaddy dashboard, followed our instructions and had to wait for the DNS to replicate throughout Teh Interwebz.  Sure enough, it worked perfectly as advertised.

So, I go to switch back and things don't want to work correctly.  I keep getting a 404 error and I'm pulling my hair out and I keep thinking "All I should need is a stupid CNAME reference to point to my Blogger URL and all should be happy."

Ah, sadly no.  I finally figured out (again, because it was a pain in the butt last time) that Blogger makes you put an entry into your control panel which makes it look like you are sending your blog off to your domain name that has nothing hosted.

I know I have been a phone man for 15 years or so an I've been doing crossover network stuff for 8 or so, but their wording SUCKS!

Oh well. The blog is back up and running.  Now if I could just get over my writer's block and draw some cartoons.

Friday, April 13, 2012

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Do You Ever Feel Overwhelmed?

Wait, of course you do, why else would you be here.

First and foremost, sincerest apologies for not updating comics, blogs, facebook or anything for that matter.  Basically I am just wrapped up in work and I don't have time for anything.

The new job is good, but when you go from being top dog to knowing how little you know and how bad you really suck, well.  Life gets interesting.

Anyway, thank God my boss either thinks I suck so bad he ordered one of my buddies to help me, or my buddy took mercy on me, but he took 10 cases or so off me.  Life is ALMOST manageable again.  So maybe (just maybe) I can get some work off of the drawing board.

Now for the confession.  Most of my inspiration comes from THE WIFE, the kids, stupid comments on Twitter that make me laugh or funny things in life.  Honestly, life has not been fun.  Or funny.  I'm turning into House without the talent or cool beard stubble.  If my back flares up I am moderately gimpy though.

So, I need your help.  Cheer me up.

*Taps Foot*

Come on. OK... Well then I guess I have no choice but to search the interwebz.  I'll tell THE WIFE you said it was OK.

Thanks... Talk to you soon.  I promise.

P.S.

I totally forgot that my old buddy from Knoxville John Paul Keith is playing a gig in Ft Worth this Friday the 13th at The Grotto.  If you are a DFW person who digs can stand honky tonk country blues stuff, he's the guy for you.  Come to the show and I'll tell you the story about the first time a chick flashed her boobs at him while he was on stage. :)

Plus he smokes... a LOT.  So much he named a band after a brand of cigarettes.  If you guess the brand (or Google it and put it in the comments I will make a framed commission drawing for you!

Thursday, April 05, 2012

Bullies Are Dumb

I've written many times about my son Ben who is on the Autistic spectrum.  Ben is a very loving and kind young man who will grow up to be a wonderful productive adult.  Unfortunately he has to deal with being a kid first.

A little while back we got him a three wheel bicycle for him to ride.  He was learning to ride the bicycle and had a crash and since then has refused to try two wheelers anymore.  He love his bike and loves to ride it.  Unfortunately he has to deal with the neighborhood kids.

The kids are the normal, we see something not completely like what we see everyday and so we have to make fun of it.  Poor Ben came in crushed because every time he rides when kids are around they taunt and tease him.  Tonight they called him "Pip Squeak."

Ben's a big, burly 13 year old and I can vouch as a 270 pound adult who has had to wrestle him and hold him down, he is extremely strong.  These kids don't realize when we bring Ben in, or won't let him ride around them, we aren't protecting him from them, but rather them from him.

Of course, if he beat the ever-living snot out of a couple of them he could ride his bike in peace.

If only I was a little less of a good parent. *sigh*