Saturday, July 5, 2008

Polymessimous Part III

Update: It's done! You can still get here by typing the lame-o, but you can also get here by typing And guess what you'll see in the URL window. Yay! I am master of my domain! It only took me 4 months.

Remember this? And this? Sure you do! There I was at the end of those posts thinking I'd figured the whole thing out. And then, for some reason or other, I held off on making the change. (I was reminded of this whole episode this morning while looking at my referrals. It seems that back when we had this discussion, Jeri commented that she thought it was funny that her CAPTCHA code had been "gadsex". And last night, some random person in Izmir, Turkey just happened to be Googling "gadsex". Isn't the Internet wonderful?)

One of the reasons I held off was that, supposedly, changing the CNAME over at GoDaddy would possibly take as much as 72 hours to become effective. I did the CNAME trick all the way back in March, figuring I'd hold off a couple of days to follow the next steps on Blogger. So, today, thinking it's been more than 72 hours, I figured I could do the final step and change my settings here on Blogger and have everything work. Not so much. First of all, I wasn't sure if I should be putting '' or '' in the little redirect window. I tried both.

Typing any of my URL's into the window at the top of the browser brought me to a redirect page...that refused to redirect. I promptly went back and undid all the changes I'd made and got it back to how it worked yesterday.

Anyone know what happened? Did I do something wrong? Did I do everything right and I just needed to be patient while Blogger and GoDaddy figured out how stuff's supposed to work?

BTW, I didn't post anything yesterday. That was my stab at Independence! Hope you all had a good 4th.


Shawn Powers said...

I've done this on several accounts (most recently -- I just emailed you a screenshot of my settings from godaddy...

kimby said...

I thought that perhaps you had snuck away for a mini vacation...sorry it was not the case.

Happy Belated 4th of July!

Shawn Powers said...


Nathan said...

Full Disclosure:

Shawn helped with about 2 dozen emails and then walked me through the last part over the phone.

Thanks Shawn.

Oh, and he also taught me the easy way to make guess what you're all going to be looking at a lot of in the immediate future.

vince said...

Yay Shawn!

Random Michelle K said...

he also taught me the easy way to make screen-shots

Install Snag-It?

Shawn Powers said...

Open-Apple, Shift, 4 -- It's a great built in utility for OSX.

(And yes, I still call it "Open Apple", because it makes me feel nostalgic for the old days)


John the Scientist said...

I'm still going with nathansmusings becuase it gave me such delicious surreality.

I still haven't gotten around to properly making fun of that guy. To you, he's just another Goy. To me, he hits close to where I live. And I'm not happy about it.

Nathan said...

He'd be more fun if he were more prolific.