So it’s been a week since my site went live. Things seem to be going well, though obviously there was a dropoff after the initial “Site’s live!” announcement, which is to be expected. Also, actually detecting what the most popular pages are is a bit difficult–LunarPages (By the way, if you decide you want a dot-com-level site from LP, use that link or the one in the footer on every page here–that’s my affiliate link, so I get money if someone signs up through it) gives you tools, but I still have to find some of my own. This is because:
- There’s no way to filter out various things–such as the times I’d make a change, view it on the live site, make another change, view it, and so on–that weigh in favor of various pages.
- Bandwidth-wise, the songs, being by far the largest files on the site, will be the most bandwidth sucking, even if only a few people download them
Musically, I’ve started working on a new song, mainly pre-recording the drum part for it. The song will be along the lines of “u1tr4-br00t41-m3t41-50n6” in terms of irreverence, but I do take the musical aspect a lot more seriously this time. On the other hand, the lyrics may be even sillier this time out. Hopefully over the next week or so I can complete instrumental tracks, and then record the vocals when I get a house-to-myself moment.
What else. Tonight I’m driving up to the Webster Underground in Hartford to see a band some of my college friends are in, Running with Karma. This is big for a number of reasons–for one, it’ll be the first time I’ve seen any college friends since April of 2006, when I won an iPod with my superior* Dance Dance Revolution skills. For another, I do badly driving to new places. I Google of MapQuest the directions or whatever, and if everything is obvious enough, I’m fine. If something is not obvious, though, and/or I make a wrong decision, things go downhill quickly as I start to panic. I checked out the directions, and these don’t seem too bad from where I’m at–hop on I84 for a bit, get off and onto Route 71 for a few miles, take a right onto Webster St and I’m there. Plus, my aunt and I went there a year or so ago (Well, technically we went to the Webster Theater “proper”, but it’s part of the same complex), so the scene is familiar in my mind.
Oh, and I’ve reinstalled Starcraft on my computer. I first picked it up in 2002 at the behest of one of my friends, but put it down until recently because it’s not the easiest game to play on a laptop. Well, I reinstalled it because, long story short, my laptop is now effectively a small desktop–USB keyboard and mouse and such–which make it quite a bit easier. I’m still re-orienting myself with the game, a process which I expect to be lengthy.
And that’s that! Hopefully you stick around for more writings, music, and life.
*- I’m actually not that good compared to top-tier players. Oh well.