Thursday, June 30, 2005

Site Down

Site is down as of 8:02 a.m. PDT (GMT -8).

Back up again when checked at 8:33 a.m.

Tuesday, June 28, 2005

Site Down 6/27/2005

6/28/2005 Site was down for about one hour beginning at approximately 10:45 p.m. PDT yesterday. Of course I didn't notice it because I was watching a summer repeat of a "Medium" episode that I hadn't seen yet.

Friday, June 24, 2005

New Site Layout & Graphics Coming

I told an online friend the other day that I was getting tired of the green graphics on my web site. It was for spring, after all. Now that's it's summer, I want some cool blues.

Rummaging through the graphics I made for future use, I found one that I was going to use for a set for you guys. But I'm using it for my site instead. :D And I've changed the layout, including the navigation with a cool script custom-created online at Tigra. This is one resource I need to add to my page for you guys. It is so super cool!

The new pages will probably be coming next week or next month sometime. I hope you'll like the changes.

As to more graphics for you, I'm going to make a lot more solid color tiles for you folks who've been visiting my site looking for them. I'm amazed at the demand.

So far -- knock on wood -- no outages to report.

Wednesday, June 22, 2005

5000th Visitor!

I missed this milestone because it was Father's Day and I was out of town visiting my dear ol' dad.

On Sunday, June 19, Arride Graphics saw visitor number 5000. I can't know the full details of this visitor (see my privacy policy), but I know that he or she uses in the Eastern time zone of the U.S. (or Canada, if Cox is there), uses a computer with Microsoft XP and surfs using Internet Explorer 6.0. This person was looking for linkware sets through Google and landed on my Fees page.

I printed out the stats page for posterity.

Anyway, I wanted to note that occasion today.

Site Down

Site reported down at 12:00 p.m. CDT and up at 12:21 p.m. CDT. However, when I tried to access my site at about 12:54 p.m. CDT/ 10:54 a.m. PDT, it still appeared to be down. Checked again at 10:58 a.m. PDT and it is up.

Tuesday, June 14, 2005

Site Down

At approximately 10:59 PDT this morning, the site was down or inaccessible. As of 11:16 a.m. when I checked, it's back up.

Wednesday, June 08, 2005

Newest Pieces for Download

Just uploaded five new solid color background tiles on page 5.

I've split the color tiles page into five pages for faster loading time. The single page was getting too large. Most of the colors are in the reddish area and one I call "Sprucey" is a little bluish-green.

If you want solid color tiles that are not in the ordinary 256 bit color range but in the millions of colors range, you'll find them here. Be aware, though, not everyone surfs the web in millions of colors, so some of the colors will be rendered pretty darned ugly on their monitors.

Site Down

An unscheduled outage occurred on Monday, June 6th for under one hour beginning at 2:39 PM CDT and again this morning at 8:35 PDT. The site is up as of 9:05 PDT when I checked.

Monday, June 06, 2005

That's Odd

I noticed something odd going on June 1-June 2. There were a lot of you coming to one particular web page on Arride Graphics: the Carina Nebula desktop wallpaper. And all of you were using MSN image search to do it. There were over 100 of you visiting the one page over that 24 hour period. Was there a scavenger hunt going on???

Thanks for all the hits, guys, but it would have been nice if you'd viewed the other parts of my site, too.

Hey, I had a great weekend watching my A's win against the Toronto Blue Jays. Yesterday the forecast was supposed to be cool but the sun was bright and I got a little sunburned on my arms. That won't stop me from making more graphics, though. This month my weekends are full with baseball games to attend and other stuff to do. But I'll try hard to get another set out and maybe a few more trinkets, too.

No outages to report.