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  1. D. J.

    Oooooo!

    I have a brand spankin' new server! Thanks guys! And I didn't get you anything DJ
  2. I did a really stupid thing. Awhile back, I bought some new floppies for my digital camera, and didn't notice that they were Mac formatted until I got them home. Okay, no big deal. I simply slipped each one into the PC and reformatted them all. Or so I thought. Today was my husband's company Christmas party and he wanted to take the camera. I sent it off with four blank floppies so he'd have planty of storage. Later, he called and said he couldn't open one of the disks. He could see the pictures on the camera's view screen, but not on his comp. It seems I missed one of the disk in this reformatting process, and of course it's the one he had. But he really wants the pictures that are on it. Now, the weird part. I knew the camera itself was reading this disk because he and I both looked at them on the LCD screen. I also knew there was a copy feature in the camera. Technical whiz kid that I am, I was going to surprise him by copying the pictures over to another Windows formatted floppy. But I only managed to get one of them copied over before the camera too quit reading the disk. So, does anyone here know any secret tricks or work-arounds I could possibly use to get these files open?
  3. With all due respect, Jim, if you knew the entire sequence of of my discussions with the tech in question, you might understand that my assumption was a pretty valid one. I have no problem with English being a second language for someone... my grandparents, among others in my family, were immigrants after all. When I need a question answered, however, and realize that the person on the other end obviously isn't "getting" the gist of my question - and responding with guidebook answers - I take other avenues. My motives in not clicking the "call a manager" link were, I assure you, benign. Oh, and, being someone familiar with Amslan, yes, I do consider myself bilingual.
  4. Thanks Dick, I started wondering tonight about leaving the site where it is and downgrading the account.
  5. Well, that's what I thought too. But, as stated, I did open a ticket. I did ask the same question: Here's the answer I got: Correct in the main. In fact I already knew this, but that wasn't what I asked. I didn't want to call for a manager and possuibly get someone in trouble just because English isn't their native tongue. So I came here instead. Thanks anyway.
  6. This seems the place for this, and I couldn't get an answer at the help desk, so here goes. I bought a second domain the other day and I'm putting a new site together. I already have a site here at TCH in a "silver" hosting account that takes up very little room. Basically, I have all this excess space sitting there doing nothing. The new site, as a finished product, will likely be pretty big and, when you add mail into the equation, will require more room than a starter account would comfortably hold. So I was thinking of moving my existing site to a starter account. That would free up the larger account space for the new site. The problem is, the new hosting account would probably be on a different server, and I don't want to lose all my stored mail at the current site. Is it possible to move an account's entire mail folder from one server to another?
  7. Ah, another mystery solved!
  8. The page looks okay here, except it opens about twice the size of my screen width so I have to scroll from side to side. But that happens on several sites, don't know why.
  9. I don't know how I could have forgot this place! Dave has a very comprehensive information site for writers and also offers free advertising for first timers. What a guy eh? http://www.anotherealm.com/prededitors/
  10. Not a problem. The very best of luck to you. It takes a bit of work, and can lead to random, major anxiety attacks, but it's completely do-able. I'll keep my eye out for further posts.
  11. Okay, here's some general info to get you started. ISBN FAQ http://www.isbn.org/standards/home/isbn/us/isbnqa.asp Here's a link for a printable ISBN application. The fee is still $225 for 10 with standard processing. http://www.isbn.org/standards/home/isbn/us...ntable/isbn.asp A tutorial about the application http://www.isbn.org/standards/home/isbn/us/isbngloss.asp Oh, I may have misspoke about there being a fee for registering the numbers when you assign them to a book. I couldn't find anything about any such fee, so I guess you just let them know the particulars and they list it. Although I could be wrong about that too. For info on copyrighting. The fee is $30, btw http://www.copyright.gov/ If you have any more specific questions, don't hesitate to ask. I can't help much on the software question. I did mine in Adobe because that seems to be the most universally used PDF. I know there's several others that are undoubtedly cheaper though.
  12. Hi Ramone, Glad to see a fellow author exploring beyond the boundaries of traditional publishing. I've got one ebook published, and several more in the holding pen, so I guess you could say I've got experience. Let me ask first, are you planning on publishing it yourself? Or are you looking into any of the many ebook publishers out there? In general, finding a reputable e-publisher is like walking through a mine field. There are good ones, and there are really bad ones that you want to avoid at all costs. Self publishing is, IMHO, the better route, but there are several steps that will also cost you. You still need ISBNs, which, when I purchased mine were $225 for a block of 10. That's the smallest number you can buy, btw. Then there's a fee whenever you register a number with R. R. Bowker, but I don't recall right off the top of my head how much it is. You still need to get a registered copyright on the book with the Library of Congress. The last I knew that was $35 or so (current fees are available on the Library's website). Then of course, there's your own website so you can market the book (THE HARD PART). But, since you're here, you've already found the best host on the planet. The advantage of self-publishing is, you have more control because everything is in your name. The disadvantage is, you have to do all the work yourself. I took it as a learning experience. Actually, I started a tutorial on my site to help others avoid some of the pitfalls out there (some of which I learned the hard way), but I still haven't finished it yet. Bad D.J.! No Cookie! Let me get together some of the tips and links I collected and get back to you. And hey, best of luck if you go this route! D. J. Sullivan
  13. Well, I already have the current Whois info, and it's all correct. I always keep a copy on hand to remind me when it's time to renew. Anyway, I just spoke to my old host and they said you guys need to initiate the transfer, so I'll get started on that tomorrow and keep my fingers crossed that it goes smoother than the other incident.
  14. Hi Don, Yes I own the domain, and my name, addresss, etc shows on the Whois record. I'm not sure what this whois.sc/yourdmain you speak of is. I tried entering that URL and was taken to a "Whois" site, but couldn't figure out what I was supposed to do. The fact that I don't have access to the registrar in question troubles me (has from the beginning). Only the hosting service I was with has access to the account. That looks like just another layer that could screw up a transfer attempt. My main question is, given my experiences with the "other" registrar, how much hassel to reasonably expect. Guess I'll have to just give it a go and find out the hard way.
  15. Hey everybody, I registered my domain through my (then) hosting service back in 2001. They used Bulkregister as their registrar. I've kept the registration there ever since, even after I moved to TCH for hosting. This was mostly because I'd renewed the registration for three years shortly before finding TCH There's no real problems with Bulkregister, except the price for renewal is double what TCH charges. Also, as the registration was through the old host, I have no log in info and no management capabilities over the domain. Everything pertaining to the domain (DNS data, etc) has to be submitted to the old host and "we'll handle it for you." I don't much care for that aspect as they have, at times, been a bit slow/sloppy in "handling" things. Therefore, I just figured when the domain came close to expiratin, I'd move the registration here too because It expires on August 13, so now's the time. The question is - how difficult might this be? I ask because I have a client whose domain is registered with NetSol. Their prices are outrageous to say the least. But when I tried to transfer their domain away, it was a case of . I spent something like three months going around in circles with those people! I'd submit the request. I'd get a denial because the account was in "special status." I'd ask what that meant. I'd be told that the account was just fine - re-submit the request. I'd do so. I'd get denied because the account was in "special status." And so on, and so on, and so on. I even asked the old host to define "special status," because NetSol was adamant in denying there was any such thing. The service didn't know, but asked someone else, and that person said it sounded like the account had been "nacked." What does that mean? Beats me, but I'm guessing it's a kissing cousin to "special status." Anyway, I finally determined that life was too short. Obviously NetSol was NEVER going to let loose of that domain. So now I'm contemplating another attempted transfer of a domain registration and I can already feel the ice-water in my veins. Has TCH ever done a transfer from Bulkregister to here before? On a scale of 1 to 10, what's the impossibility level? Slightly impossible? Really impossible? Or completely out of the question? I'll PM any TCH tech the domain in question if needed.
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