After writing a couple okay stories, I thought they were okay. Other people thought they were very good, but some of my in laws thought they were disturbing, reflected pornography instead of sensuality, airing of household gripes instead of just attempting to portray some realism of life (I didn't nail it), and confusing what is fictional with drawing upon from my life. I also did a pretty .. obscure one about the battle for self improvement in even the short term after realisation or experience and ... bah, long story short I ended up having to reject the offer to be discipled in the ways of the Lord, had to clear up with a posh and judgemental ministers wife what was and wasn't about me and my wife (doubt her husband cared though), and have recently found myself battling with an intrusive brother in law after creating a Facebook account after not having one for a while because he's pretty far up himself and wanted to police a halfway crass, but funny and welcomed, joke I made. The latter led to him refusing to mind his own business and me having to be very blunt and rude. We aren't the friends we were and won't be as a result. Its not a nice thing. Realistically I should welcome it because he's a self righteous, judgemental, and meddling person in general, however its still a fresh affair.
I have for quite some time though, regretted telling anyone in my extended family what my web address is and I think, although I haven't much used the old one, I'm going to find new space. That said. My current web host sucks and I would like something better.
First, here's my catch 22 in a .com.au site. I must be a business. No problem, I can get an ABN. I go to get an ABN and one of the criteria is that if your business is a website, the intention to make money is not sufficient... you must already be making money, so even if I get an ABN as something random like a garbage reseller, I might later on have a real problem if I then registered a domain name since I wasn't making money as a garbage reseller. I think there were other options for personal sites but I don't really want to have .imstupid.au ...it just doesn't look right.
Since I hold American citizenship I can get a .com site, or a .org site, or a .net site, and maybe even a .gov site but I'm not sure about the last.
My problems with my current webhost is that they suck, and here's why:
1. Its slow. It a wordpress blog. The database is small. Sometimes it takes 10 seconds to load a page. I think they do daily maintanence at around the same time of day that I'm on it here perhaps, or maybe they just suck.
2. Its supposed to be a family friendly webhost which means that I can't say "This webhost sucks worse than eating roasted dog's arse," and I certainly couldn't, if I wanted to, host any imagery that might be just slightly controversial and flagged as porn by some 60 year old gun toting Alabama redneck who likes to "hang niggers from trees". I've lived in Alabama and always felt very uncomfortable when my friends used the word "nigger" and never really gave into the peer pressure to change my own vocabulary to encompass it even though I was only 17 when I moved there, but today I'm using it as an example of something that I wouldn't be able to say on my current webhost.
3. There's porn of it. Not only that, but there's furry porn of it apparently. This is 99.9% of the time going to be disturbing and I find it annoying that I have to sift through mediocre porn only to find sick shit before I finally find something new and erotic when I'm alone, horny, and point my browser to youporn. And no, redtube is not better, it has more sick and more redundant stuff. I'm tired of seeing creampies, cumshot compilation videos, videos focused exclusively on handjobs, blowjobs, ****ing to get a job, etc. I want to see something kind of genuine without any special emphasis on cumshots or creampies. If it happens to be there, and that's the reason I saw it then that's fine... it was there because it was there, but ... geez its people uploading their own porn and promoting their porn sites and.... well I'm done ranting on this issue. I would, although I don't have any plans to do so, need to do so, etc, like a webhost that doesn't give a rats arse if I upload porn onto their storage space though. Maybe one day I'll want to upload something I pulled off of youporn to reference something that is thoroughly disgusting or disturbing, like full on yeast infections during sex, or pooing a baseball.
4. I went up top and added a paragraph and I forgot what I was talking about, or where I was exactly, at this point. To break it down, I need a webhost that is fast, oh wait.. my other gripe was the advertisement of unlimited bandwidth and unlimited space. Bandwidth is slow so its sort of like when dial up was unlimited bandwidth, only not that bad
I wanted to make it an utter pain in the arse for bots that didn't respect the robots file find something, so I created a loop that made 100000 directories, each with 100000 directories... it took hours to complete. I got notified later that I had a 50,000 file limit so I was pissed off even though I understood why that would annoy someone running multiple machines on the same server. 50,000 files isn't unlimited. I actually got a TOS warning for this, so I should be able to put that they can suck my balls in an html file on their host about it, but as previously mentioned....
I found that I also have a 50 MB filesize limit. I can easily just cut a file into multiple sections and then cat them back into one, but I'm pretty sure I'll get another TOS warning if not the account cancelled at this point.
So my point here is that I have no real idea of what to expect as far value goes when it comes to bandwidth or space for files. I have a pretty good idea that 100000^2 files is... well its pretty funny now that I look back on it. It made me laugh out loud just now.
So... what are the best rumoured values for my money and if I don't want to have to worry about porn.. also bullying. I hate that "No bullying" shit. Assuming I was to at some point put a forum up, I'd want bullying to be fine.. .this actually is not okay with my host (I think), and I'm paying them money... I'm paying them money for rent. Its like renting an apartment but the lease says "No fucking, no cursing, can't use the extra room for storage, don't get pissed at your housemates ever, etc"