As well as today’s picture I’d like to apologise to anybody who has had trouble accessing my site over the last couple of days. I ventured away from wordpress.com onto an Irish hosting site called letshost.ie for the last 2 days in the hope of creating my own website that I could customise to my own liking rather than relying on other people’s designs like I must do here all the time. Unfortunately, this was one hell of a frustrating experience due to letshost’s many deficencies in providing a reliable service to a web designing novice such as myself, as well as their ineptness in communicating with their clients in a sufficently speedy fashion. I’ve just spend 2 days banging my head against the wall questioning my own abilities to put up a basic website, only to find out that letshost were actually the ones in error by inadvertdly blocking my attempts to upload my webdesigns and constantly locking me out of my client area and web design panel on their site. In fairness to letshost.ie they have provided me with a refund very quickly(the second time that they’ve had to do so with me), but that’s not going to get back the last 48 hours of utter frustration(plus 3 weeks of tinkering) that have left me back at square one again trying to select a decent hosting service yet again, and still nowhere closer to having my own proper photography website. I think that I’ll just go with godaddy.com as they are half the price that I was paying with letshost.ie anyway, but its sure does seem a shame that it’s so hard to support an Irish company all the same. If anyone has any experience with any other webhosting services, either good or ill, then please let me know so I can make a more informed decision next time.
For now, back to the photography. It sure is a hell of a lot more fun than trying to design webpages.
Alongside today’s dailiy shot, I thought I’d mix things up a bit by the inclusion of a funky little mix (if i do say so myself) that I put together today to help publicise my work and blog a little through some free cds to local businesses in the somewhat vain hope that it may help to sell my first photo. My musical taste is somewhat eclectic, but if you give it a go, It could well put a smile on your face, a dip in your yip, or even a little glide in your stride. This retro mix is made up of my favourite tracks of the moment primarily comprising p-funk, guitar based electro, classic rock tunes, and a peppering of disco. Expect to find songs that you’ll wish you already knew from artists such as the great Mr Bloe, The Blackbyrds, The Tom Tom Club, Junie, The Salsoul Orchestra, The Rolling Stones, Fingathing, and a whole lot more music that you just don’t hear enough of these days.
Let me know if you enjoy the variation in my site’s content or if you’d like a complete track listing.
Here’s the link to have a listen on souncloud since I canny put it up here- http://soundcloud.com/zootshooter/cosmic-slop