Happy 4th of July for 2014!

Happy Fourth of July!Happy (and safe) 4th of July! :) For those in certain Oklahoma city areas, AAA is offering their Tipsy Tow service for free once again. You can call them at (800) AAA-HELP or (800) 222-4357. So, there’s no excuse for anyone to drink and drive. :)

Here’s a video of my EverQuest II character setting off some fireworks on her outdoor patio a couple years ago. If it were the real world, the house would probably catch fire LOL. Oh, nevermind the snow, it’s always snowing in Frostfang Sea.

Happy Father’s Day 2014

Happy Father's Day

Wishing everyone a Happy Father’s Day weekend, especially mine! Love you Dad! You’re the best! Yeah, I know, I’m recycling the same image I used the last two years but how could I not? After all, his name is also Dale Jr. :) It would be really cool if Dale Jr. happened to win at Michigan tomorrow during Father’s Day. :)

Website Changes for April 2014

First off, the transfer of my websites to the new server went without any problems, for the most part. :) No lost files or data or anything like that, but the FTP server did need some tweaking as it was not allowing standard FTP connections, which caused my Winamp now-playing plug-in to fail as it uses FTP to send the song history list. ImageMagik, which I use with my galleries, also had to be installed (it’s supposed to be on their shared server package). Anyway, since then, the following changes have been made to my websites that are worthy of mention.

Blog

After two more maintenance/security updates to version 3.8, my blog was updated to WordPress v3.9 a couple days ago. As always, backed up the file structure and database before performing the update which went without any problems. I did have to redo my normal tweaks to the code that I do with every update. This post is also a test of the new version’s editor as well.

Mysstie’s EverQuest Website and Gallery

Landmark The Game
For whatever reason, Sony sent me a temporary closed beta key for Landmark (well I did sign-up for EverQuest Next and Landmark beta a few months ago). I decided to install it and check it out. Well, it seems I went ahead and got the Settler’s pack for unlimited access. I figured giving up a pizza would make up for the cost LOL. Anyway, I’ve added a Landmark page to Mysstie’s website and a Landmark Album to Mysstie’s Gallery.


Well, that’s all I can think for now. If anything else comes to mind that I missed or I change/add something before the end of the month, I’ll update this post. :)

Websites Will Be Down April 2nd-3rd, 2014 Due to Server Move

This is a warning that my websites will be down from April 2nd, 2014 at 9:00PM CDT – April 3rd, 2014 at 7:00AM CDT. At least that is the maintenance window Surpass Hosting has told me. This is to perform a server move to newer hardware. The IP address of the server will also change which might cause some DNS related issues. The following sites that I have here will be affected:

  • www.markheadrick.com (main website)
  • blog.markheadrick.com (my blog, duh!)
  • gallery.markheadrick.com (my photo gallery)
  • plus.markheadrick.com (redirect to Google+ account)
  • www.pelicar.info (that book/dice role-playing game me and some friends created)
  • forum.pelicar.info (forum for said game)
  • www.mysstie.com (EverQuest II character’s site)
  • gallery.mysstie.com (EverQuest II screenshots)
  • www.companyofvalor.org (old EverQuest I guild I was leader of)
  • mhurl.com (URL shortening thing I use with blog)
  • markrh.com (redirect to www.markheadrick.com)
  • mrheadrick.com (redirect to www.markheadrick.com)

I think that’s all of them LOL. :) Hopefully it will all go smooth. If not, uhhh… I will not be a happy camper. I will be backing up all my databases and files before it happens just in case. Much of it I already have on my PC because that’s where most of it originated in the first place. As much as I trust them, you just never know.