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Going In For A Procedure – Delay Fixing Possible Site Problems

Today’s been awful, had a terrible migraine that didn’t want to go away and I’m still worried that it might come back during the night or tomorrow. I’m worried because I’m going to have a routine colonoscopy again on Wednesday (first time in 4 years!), and I need to do the fun fun fun! “empty the bowels” prep tomorrow. Which means drinking about 4,5-6 litres of liquids which I think I won’t be able to do, or at least, won’t be able to keep down if the stupid migraine is on :/

This colonoscopy is just to see what’s going on because my symptoms have been stable the past several years and I haven’t needed to have one done because bloodwork also looked good. Bloodwork still looks good, but due to increased chance of colon cancer with Crohn’s Disease patients, colonoscopies need to be done at regular intervals even when symptoms or bloodwork don’t necessarily warrant it.

The prep and the colonoscopy itself usually wipes me out, so I won’t be online much (or at all) tomorrow and Wednesday. If there are any problems with the sites, I’ll get on it ASAP but propably not before Thursday.

Categories Fansite news

500 Internal Server Error – Several Sites Affected

EDIT: this has been fixed!

The following sites are showing 500 Internal Server Error suddenly out of the blue. I’ve contacted my host and the issue will be fixed ASAP!

https://stargate.crystalfires.net/
https://gallery.crystalfires.net/
https://dsc.star-trek.info/
https://tos.star-trek.info/
https://tng.star-trek.info/
https://gallery.thevampirediaries.info/
https://gallery.spaceaboveandbeyond.org/
https://www.xenacentral.net/
https://gallery.xenacentral.net/

Categories Fansite news

Updating DNS

Some of my sites were using outdated name servers and DNS stopped resolving today. I’ve updated them and the sites will start resolving again as soon as the updated DNS propagates everywhere. Shouldn’t take more than 24 hours, max.

Categories Fansite news

Slow Server

I’m sorry for the slowness of several of my sites recently. It’s due to the server being busy because of so many busy sites. My host will be adding two new servers, and will move many sites from the current server to the new ones to ease server load. This should make all sites faster again. They’ll be working on this the next several days, including the weekend.

I don’t know yet whether my sites will be moved or not. I’ll let you know once I know. Some sites, such the Xena and The Vampire Diaries sites, the gallery is so slow when I try to add pics  that it’s next to impossible to do it until it’s working better. So no updates at least on those particularly slow galleries until the server load eases.

Categories Fansite news

Slow Server

I’m sorry for the slowness of several of my sites recently. It’s due to the server being busy because of so many busy sites. My host will be adding two new servers, and will move many sites from the current server to the new ones to ease server load. This should make all sites faster again. They’ll be working on this the next several days, including the weekend.

I don’t know yet whether my sites will be moved or not. I’ll let you know once I know. Some sites, such the Xena and The Vampire Diaries sites, the gallery is so slow when I try to add pics that it’s next to impossible to do it until it’s working better. So no updates at least on those particularly slow galleries until the server load eases.

Categories Acrylic Pouring Blog

Acrylic Pouring

I’ve started to do some non-digital art in addition to Photoshop stuff since May. Mostly prompted by the fact the my migraine’s been bad enough that I can’t be on the computer as much as I’d like, but I still wanted to do some art, preferably something colorful.

I’ve always loved colors and lovely abstract paintings, and for some reason I’d been watching a lot of videos on Youtube about acrylic painting. I’m not sure how that happened – I’ve never really been before interested in painting, or knitting or anything I’d do with my hands except baking. I think it’s because I’d been spending a lot of time on Etsy, and been seeing all these wonderful craft items people have made and are selling, such as paintings, handmade journals, handmade dyed paper and so on.

So I decided to try some acrylic painting myself! It doesn’t smell and looked like a lot of fun. I quickly discovered I love acrylic pour painting! It’s much fun, but also quiet and meditative. I made a post about it over at Crystal Fires back in May, with photos of my first attempts.

During the summer I made around 10 acrylic pour paintings, here are photos of some of the best ones: Continue reading Acrylic Pouring