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Tech Schtuff...
« on: September 08, 2011, 04:10:33 pm »
Looking to create a simple personal web site.
Not Facebook  >:(

I used to have Geocities way back when. Now I'm at Yahoo. They don't offer anything that I can tell.

Any free, simple hosting sites out there for this kind of stuff? Any suggestions would be appreciated.
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« Reply #1 on: September 09, 2011, 01:40:12 am »
I'm interested in this as well.
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« Reply #2 on: September 20, 2011, 04:53:28 pm »
I'm not sure if this is just for the creation or if Google actually hosts it for you.

https://sites.google.com/

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« Reply #3 on: September 21, 2011, 11:47:17 am »
I will check that out.


Now, another problem.

A little history: I can listen to music in my car from a USB memory stick. I simply drag the files Iíve ripped to my computer from there to the stick.

When I put it in the car, some folders show up, other folders do not. Looking into it further, the car only accepts MP3 and WMA. I believe itís not seeing the .WAV files. Looking at the files, some are ripped wma, some mp3, some wav. How or why they are differentÖ I donít know. I always did it the same way with Windowís media player.

Anyway, I think itís a matter of getting the right file and all of them the same. Is there an easy way to take those files on my computer and convert them to mp3? 
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« Reply #4 on: October 04, 2011, 08:46:31 am »
So figured out the above problem with my music files. They need to be in an mp3 format. For some reason, files got recorded differently.

Anyway, the iTunes tool easily handled conversion. Converted and then loaded them to the stick and all is good. I just need to figure out the iTunes options and capabilities now. The organization of my files are all over the place.
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« Reply #5 on: October 04, 2011, 09:56:01 am »
Mac, you're going about this all wrong. Personally, I play vinyl in my car. Only problem is that I have to drive really slow and avoid pot holes on the roads. No file conversions whatsoever.  ;D
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« Reply #6 on: October 04, 2011, 09:58:53 am »
Anybody knows, taping a quarter over the needle on the arm will solve the jumping about problem.

Now... you can speed back up.
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« Reply #7 on: October 04, 2011, 10:03:51 am »
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« Reply #8 on: August 08, 2013, 12:14:25 pm »
Band Web Site

Question for you internet geeks.

My band has still been tossing  around ideaís for a name. Just when we think we have a cool unique name, bam, some band has done it. This is discovered by just a quick cursory google check.

Well, we think we have come up with a name that a band has not grabbed ontoÖ yet. I did a check and came up with a butt load of hits, but no band names or sites.

I can type in the address line, variations of what I presumed site would be to check. Sometimes I see various iterations. Other times it comes up blank.

My question is, what more can I do to validate we have something we can take ownership too. Is there a website to check domain names?  Or do we have to wait to apply (go daddy) to find out?

Also, the best situation for us is to have our bandname.com, but that is taken by a graphic web site that just uses it for a splash page. I guess we could contact him to negotiate something. Otherwise come up a variation? Bandname.net?

Thoughts?
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« Reply #9 on: August 08, 2013, 08:23:36 pm »
Honestly, I think your best bet would be to contact the office that deals strictly with Trademarking a name. But this can run into big money should you move forward. They may offer you alternatives to what you can try before filing with them and dishing out cash. Keep in mind, just because you get the name you want on "GoDaddy" or any other website, that won't keep anyone else from laying claim to your name. It has to be official, i.e. legal which cost money. So if you just do it that way with getting a website, don't be surprise if someone else stumbles across your name and then discovers it hasn't been trademarked yet and decides to do it themselves officially and reap the rewards from it.
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« Reply #10 on: August 09, 2013, 05:50:35 am »
Wait, so Go Daddy is not official. If you buy XYZ.com, someone else can take it?

How?

What is the trademark against?
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« Reply #11 on: August 09, 2013, 06:10:03 am »
It's not legal. Getting a Trademark is akin to getting your band name notarize with official documents. Go Daddy is nothing more than a public signup sheet. I'm not an expert in this, so you really need to call their office and hearing it from the horses mouth before you go any further. Better to be safe than sorry. Who knows, they may have good news and tell you it is an alternative.
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« Reply #12 on: August 09, 2013, 06:53:41 am »
OK, then will do.

Thanks for the heads up.
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« Reply #13 on: August 20, 2013, 11:35:54 am »
So we agreed upon a name. Until itís written in stone, Iíll reserve publishing it. We are going to approach an individual that has the dot com we want. Heís not really using it. We have a plan B if that should fail.

So I thought I asked this before. I donít see anything in a search. I would like to build the site. Iíve been using WIX. It has great templates, easy to use, update, etc. Itís free. Thus it does have a unique web address. They do offer to link to your registered domain, but thatís like $4/month. Until we go on world tour, have limoís and groupies, I ainít payiní some monthly fee.

So is there sites to give you the tools to build your person website and export it to the domain we purchase?
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« Reply #14 on: August 20, 2013, 11:39:14 am »
You could do a search on YouTube for Website building and add tutorial into the mix and you should get a nice sizable return. Yes, you'll have to sit down and watch some of them to see if the programs are what you're looking for and whatnot.
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