Monday, May 29, 2006

New Stuff!

As promised, here are three new things to decorate your web site, web page and desktop!
  • Right border web page graphics set called Statica. The colors are green and violet with two page backgrounds you can work with. Comes with 20 navigation buttons, a blank button if you don't like the font I chose, a matching bullet, a matching page divider, and two Welcome header gifs that coordinate with whichever background you use.
  • Top border background called Rainbow Paper Chain People. Could possibly be used for a child's web site.
  • Finally, a hot and sunny desktop wallpaper that I actually created last year and forgot about. I think I was going to add some people to it but that never happened. So here you are, plain ol' sun on warm colors that I call Hot Fun in the Summertime.
All of the above were created solely with Paint Shop Pro 7 and with tubes as in the case of the latter two things. Hope you enjoy them! See ya next month.

Visitor 10,000!

I don't know how to report this accurately. On one hand, the person who triggered Sitemeter to record number 10,000 should be just that. But on the other hand, I did trigger two visits myself (at least) accidentally when I forgot to ignore my visits, so visitor number 10,002 ought to be the rightful owner of the honor. But, to simplify everything, I really should go back to the person who actually triggered the 10,000th visit count. I'm all for simple!

So he or she hails from Jackson Heights, New York (I have no idea where that is), uses a computer with Windows XP and Internet Explorer 6.0, connects to the internet using Verizon Internet Services (I thought they only did cellular phone services), and used MSN search engine to look for palm trees wallpaper. This all happened on Saturday, May 27, at 8:22 a.m. (such an early bird for a weekend day!)

Anyway, they did not stay long enough (or maybe they used some blocking software) because they looked at the palm tree wallpaper I have. Maybe it just wasn't what they had in mind, though.

Thank you anyway for your visit!

Keep coming back, everyone, because one of these days I may have what you're looking for!

Thursday, May 25, 2006

Downtime Two Days

My uptime watchers found downtimes both yesterday and today, both for less than one hour each. Yesterday's occurrence was at 3:31 am PDT and today's was at 11:30 am PDT.

I wish my host had a system monitor page so that we can see what servers are/ were affected by downtimes. My previous host had such a page which I found informative. I'm only informed about outages caused by scheduled maintenances.
I don't like being kept in the dark about unscheduled downtimes such as these, though. I'd like to know what causes them. Still, the downtimes are not severe, so I can't complain too much.

In an unrelated topic, I believe I can release three things before the end of the month: a new desktop wallpaper, a new top border background, and the new web page set I promised. Also, we're getting close to seeing the 10,000th visitor. I think that will happen very soon if not today, or may have already happened yesterday.

Wednesday, May 17, 2006

New Background Tiles!

I was looking at the solid color background tiles today and noticed in the brown-tan-beige section there were three too many that looked almost the same color. So I removed those three (they were blah-looking anyway) and created five more in different shades to replace them. One of them looks a little pinkish but was created from a brown color starter. I named that one Tad Pink Tan.

View all of them on page 5 of the solid color tiles page.

Just an update: I'm still working on a set I will release as soon as I find a font/ typeface I like for it. I thought I had just the right one, but it didn't work with the pattern after all. So I had to hit a few font archive sites to look again. Hopefully I'll have the set out before the end of May.

Monday, May 15, 2006

Down Again Over the Weekend

One of my most reliable site uptime monitors reported Arride Graphics down on Saturday night beginning around 7:15 PDT for less than one hour.

I was away visiting my mom and dad for Mother's Day weekend, so I couldn't report this until today. Hope all you moms had a great Mother's Day!

Tuesday, May 09, 2006

New Desktop Wallpaper: Saturn System Montage!

Just uploaded another GRIN photo montage, this time of Saturn's system including her moons.

I discovered this oversight today when I was going through my collection of GRIN photos. I haven't done a wallpaper for it! So here you are. This may be the last desktop wallpaper I make of the space series. I think I've run out, although there are photos of astronauts I could possibly use.

I hope you've enjoyed the entire series.

Look for another web page graphics set to come out soon.

View thumbnail of the Saturn System Montage and download the size you need on page 2 of Wallpapers.

Outage, Again

Another one of my site watchers reported an outage early this morning, my time, at 4:05. It lasted until an hour+ later. If this continues, it'll bum me out. I just paid for another year of hosting.

Not to worry, though. There is no perfect, 100 percent uptime all the time with any host.


Another outage lasting less than one hour occurred in the early evening PDT on Monday, May 8th. This will not be posted on the main page of Arride Graphics. Kind of droll, no?