.by Anura Guruge
>> Pope stories you may have missed
>> — Oct. 17, 2013.
>> ‘Lesus’ for ‘Jesus’ medal … — Oct. 11, 2013.
>> Ex-pope unhappy with new pope — Oct. 5, 2013.
>> Francis’ inclusiveness comments … — Sep. 22, 2013.
>> Gold pallium pins … — July 28, 2013.
>> Pope Francis’ 100 days in office … — June 19, 2013.
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I have NEVER believed in the ‘Peter the Roman‘ malarkey!
So, I was delighted that this pope was not a ‘Peter’ and didn’t take a name that even came close to ‘Peter’.
But, at the same time, though I really do like this pope, I have had, from day 2, a feeling of ‘unease’ about him.
Something about him bothers me — though, as a non-Catholic, I can, of course, be totally detached.
Now … this.
This bishop actually uses the word ‘antichrist’.
Peter the Roman!
GoDaddy Commits The Cardinal Sin Of Screwing Existing Loyal Customers While Trying To Attract New Suckers.
.by Anura Guruge
>> GoDaddy e-mail woes
>> — Sep. 24, 2013.
>> GoDaddy e-mail acting up
>> — Sep. 9, 2013.
>> GoDaddy e-mail slow …
>> — May 23, 2013.
>> GoDaddy e-mail problems
>> — Mar. 12, 2013.
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I have been a loyal and lucrative GoDaddy customers for at least 12 years. There were years, when I hosted large numbers of Websites for myself and others, that I paid over $1,500 a year (quite gladly) to GoDaddy.
Even now I am probably paying upwards of $500 a year to GoDaddy.
I have been an ARDENT FAN for a decade. I can’t even count the number of referrals I sent their way.
And ‘yes’ there have been times when GoDaddy has been amazingly good to me — like earlier this year during the papal transfer when my popes-and-papacy blog, hosted on GoDaddy, was getting 150 connection requests per second. Of course I have publicly thanked GoDaddy for their help.
But, something has happened at GoDaddy, to OUR DETRIMENT, over the last 6 months. Yes, I know that there has been change of management at the top. Well, he better get his act together SOON because I am cancelling my products at GoDaddy at quite a rate.
I still have five or six Websites hosted at GoDaddy and yes, every year, I have to renew them.
Yesterday I had to renew ‘wownh.com‘. wownh.com, like guruge.com, has now become basically a ‘placeholder’ site. I don’t do anything on them, mainly because I built them with FrontPage and I can’t be bothered to use FP anymore. Blogging is easier and less time consuming. But, I want to preserve my Web presence since I have had these sites, uninterrupted, for over 12 years.
GoDaddy wants $9/month — $108/year — for hosting these Websites. That is crazy. They offer the EXACT SAME hosting package as I am renewing for half the price to new customers. But, I can’t renew at that price.
Their solution: I can cancel my current hosting, buy a new plan and then re-install the Website.
THANK YOU, GoDaddy.
That is EXACTLY what I am going to do … but not with YOU. Thank YOU.
This will give me the excuse to get away from FP and move to a template-based, in-the-cloud solution.
I already have an account at Weebly.
I didn’t have the time to port across wownh.com yesterday. So I renewed it for a year — PLUS they owed me $21 that I could apply to the $108. But, that will be the LAST HOSTING that I am going to be paying GoDaddy.
Teischan.com is due for renewal on November 28, 2013. This is the PERFECT Website for me to mess around with learning a new template-based system. It is not ‘mission-critical’ and it is very simple and ‘flat’. So, that is the plan.
Once I master the new system I will recreate all the other sites on that platform — though I get a feeling that I may opt to use both Yola and Wix.
I was so mad yesterday that I immediately cancelled my GoDaddy Online File Folder though it was not due for renewal till the end of January 2014! I didn’t even bother to export the 100MB of data I had stored there! Screw it. I have other backups. I LOVE and I do mean LOVE Google Drive. It is so easy and convenient to use through Chrome. No need to logon. It is always there.
This is so sad. I would have stayed with GoDaddy. I like to be a loyal, long-term customer UNLESS I feel that I am being raped.
I hope the new GoDaddy management sees the light sometime soon BEFORE it is too late.
How & Why Do People Get Run Over By Trains Outside Of Stations — Today’s 2 BART Deaths In S.F. Bothers Me Again.
.by Anura Guruge
As you can see IF you check out above post, I asked this very same question a year ago.
We have a lot of these accidents in Sri Lanka — even now. I think ditto in India. When I was about eight I was on a train in India that ran over a man. I didn’t feel anything and I am not sure if anybody did. But, the train came to a screeching halt in the middle of ‘nowhere’ in rural Southern India. There was a lot of commotion and shouting. It was quite frightening and disturbing to an eight year old. We finally heard that there was a man under the train and that they were trying to get him out.
I can even understand kids getting run over, BUT, for the world of me I cannot fathom how adults can get run over IF they have room [i.e., not trapped by platforms etc.] to get out of the way.
Trains are not whisper quiet — even on welded tracks. PLUS they make the track and ground vibrate well ahead of their approach. That is what gets me.
Like these two ‘poor’ BART workers. Didn’t they FEEL the train coming. OK, they could have thought it was coming from the other track — but wouldn’t you at least look up when you feel a train coming?
I really don’t get it.
Bothers me NO END.