GoDaddy Outage – New Host Needed

In light of the recent GoDaddy outage, and the fact that they may be the target of hackers, I’ve decided to move my web hosting and domains. I’m currently on GoDaddy’s Ultimate hosting, it has unlimited domains, space and bandwidth for $14.99/mo. It’s not like that’s what I needed, it was just cheap, and who can beat unlimited everything! Maybe that’s why there servers were overloaded? They did give me a free month of hosting due to the down time, which works out! I can open a new account and maintain my old one without having to pay for two accounts at the same time!

I host a small number of personal sites that don’t get very much traffic at all. I was using about 6GB of space and less than 200MB of bandwidth per month. I wanted something that wasn’t too expensive, but allowed me to host multiple site. I ened up choosing pair Networks, so far I’m very impressed! I chose their Advanced plan, which is $20/mo, with the coupon code: THG, I was able to get rid of the $25 setup fee! It has unlimited domains/sub-domains, 20GB of space and 100GB/mo bandwidth. More than I need. Their interface has been simple and easy to use.

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jQuery Plugin: Input Limiter 1.3 Released!

The Input Limiter 1.3 release fixes a few bugs and adds the new features: useMaxlength which allows you to leave off the limit option and the plugin will display the remaining text info based on the fields maxlength attribute, this option is on by default. Also added limitBy option which allows you to limit the field based on either characters or words.

jQuery Plugin: Input Limiter 1.2.2 Released!

The Input Limiter 1.2.2 release adds a new options: allowExceed. This option allows you to let the user continue typing after they have reached the limit. Also in this version is a fix for a problem where you could add new lines to a textarea after the limit was reached by pressing enter/return.

Simple Tracking System

I just posted some stuff on and I was wondering how many people were viewing my posts, not sure why craigslist doesn’t provide this for me. Anyways, I wanted a really simple way to see how many views my classifieds were getting. I quickly created my Simple Tracking System. I thought others might be looking for something similar.

The way it works is you embed an image on the pages you want to track, the Simple Tracking System automatically looks up the title of the page and creates a count of each unique URL that has the image embedded in it. Feel free to use it and let me know if you’d like any additional features. It’s at:

jQuery Plugin: Input Limiter Updated!

I’ve release version Input Limiter 1.2.1 which fixes a small bug. The bug had to do with dynamically changing the limit on an input, when you changed the limit to a longer limit the previous (shorter) limit stayed attached to the input.

jQuery Plugin: Input Limiter 1.2 Released!

The Input Limiter 1.2 release adds two new options: remFullText and zeroPlural. These options allow you to custom the remaining text message when no characters are remaining.

jQuery Plugin: Input Limiter Updated!

Hey, I updated the Input Limiter plugin to allow you to completely customize the text that is output. Two new options: remTextFilter and limitTextFilter allow you to do anything you want to the output text before it is displayed.

jQuery Plugin: Input Limiter Released!

I just put together my first jQuery plugin. I call it Input Limiter. It limits input to form fields and it displays text informing the user how many characters they have remaining.

Rusty Jeans

I’m starting this blog to post my programing thoughts. Partly as a general resource for myself. I hope everyone finds it useful.