February 25, 2011

Galleries Closed to Submissions During Server Move

While the big changes I'd hope to complete in time for the server move are not complete, the move has to happen now.  (Otherwise, I have to pay for another year at the old server, which I'd really rather not have to do.)  The PoetsHaven.com galleries will be closed to submissions while the move is completed.  The galleries will be open to submissions on the new server, however it may take up to 48 hours for everyone's ISPs to update their DNS info.  If you wish to submit work to the galleries and are not able to do so, please come back in a day or two.

(If I don't close the galleries on the old server and that's the version of the site you are seeing, your submissions will be lost.  This way, no submissions get lost during the transition from the old server to the new.)

Good things are in store at the new server.  I am promised unlimited (within reason) bandwidth, and as such will be able to do things like hour-long podcast episodes (instead of half-hour episodes) and the upcoming ebook releases without worrying about data transfer limits.  I am also continuing to work on upgrades to the galleries, but what I am trying to do there has proven to be a major undertaking somewhat beyond my self-taught PHP programming skills.  It'll get done someday, I just have to figure out how to get certain functions to work the way I want.

February 3, 2011

Vertigo guest emcee at Snoetry - 1 AM to 5 AM Saturday night / Sunday morning

As the subject says, I will be guest emcee at Snoetry in Elyria, OH from 1 AM to 5 AM Saturday night / Sunday morning.  If you haven't heard, Snoetry is a 150-hour poetry reading staged by John Burroughs and Dianne Borsenik that's set to claim the world record for longest poetry event in modern times.  The event is happening NOW, and can be viewed live at Ustream!

So, I have four hours to fill and some nifty technology that allows me to hook my cell phone up to the event's sound equipment.  Anyone want to read by phone?  Send me an e-mail or a private message if you're interested.  Let me know how long you would like to read for (15 to 30 minutes), who you are if I don't already know you, and what your phone number is.  I'll put a schedule together and let you know what time to expect the call.  :-)