Contact Form Meltdown

I’ve been working on the new website for Complicated Noise and my hosting company informed me that they’ve moved me to a new server. A few things needed to be changed, but the contact forms refuse to work. I’ve been getting tech support help with it, but so far, nothing has fixed it. I keep mentioning that everything worked fine before the move but I think it’s falling on deaf ears.

If you need to contact me, you can still use the form here but after you submit, my site will appear to be stuck then eventually, reload the page. I won’t be emailed that you’ve contacted me, but if I come to the administration page of my page, I’ll see it.

Unfortunately, I only come here once every few days. If it’s an emergency and something’s really messed up, try using Telegram instead.

I’ll try to get things working again and finally get this new website up and running. ­čÖé

#40: Pictures of You

What, in my opinion, is one of the best ways to connect with your partner? More photo shoots! I talk about what’s been happening to the both of us over the last few weeks.

I’m in the process of moving things over to the new website, so I’ve stopped using the web-based player for now. I’ve almost got the new guide up at least!

My Middle Name is Delay

I haven’t really been in top form lately, so I’ve been pushing a few little things back, including a new podcast episode. The last one, #40, was supposed to be available last Friday, but I’m going to hopefully post it this coming Friday. There’s not a really good reason to do that because it’s been recorded, but I haven’t put the final touches on it.

I’m probably going to cut a few more new episodes since my interest has started to wane a bit. I get into these periods when I don’t really want to talk about things, and this is one of these times. It just happens with me randomly and it explains why I haven’t been here or on Twitter much.

Update: I’ve deleted an episode in January. Not a problem though. I might remove another one in October or November.

I don’t want to linger around much here, so I’m gonna go. Everybody take care of yourselves.

PS: My middle name really isn’t ‘Delay’.

#39: Unimpressive Numbers

I talk about my lack of sleep, getting a new mattress without making sure that it will fit in the bed frame, and the unimpressive statistics of my podcast and what effects it has on the future of my recording and website development. (Not quitting yet. I’m chugging along for the foreseeable future.)

I’m in the process of moving things over to the new website, so I’ve stopped using the web-based player for now.

Reshuffling Episode Schedule

I’ve made a few adjustments to the episode schedule that you may or may not care about. I didn’t get around to re-recording the last episode and I don’t really feel like recording today, so I decided that I’ll post it next week.

Since I moved that one a week later, I took the opportunity to rethink my schedule for the rest of the year. You’ll find the revised dates in the table below. Keep in mind that the dates are more or less guides about the posting dates and they may change in the future. If they are changed, you’ll see them reflected below, at least until the end of the year.

The good news is that I will be posting the less-than-perfect episode I recorded last week for people who want to hear it. It’s not totally ready at the moment, but it will be, hopefully over the weekend, and a bonus unreleased episode as well.

Sorry for the lack of updates lately. Seriously.

Watching Rings

Hi there, everybody. I’ve been incredibly busy lately so I haven’t been very active on here or any other social media account. I can assure you that I’m alive. Last week, I even recorded a really interesting podcast episode. In one of those very rare instances where I go back and listen to it, I’ve noticed that there was some really awful static in some places so I’ve decided to hide it from the general public. I’ll record a new one either tomorrow or Thursday.

Since we’ve chatted, I’ve been trying to work a bit more. I know this sounds awful, but for me to pay for the things I want, to pay my bills while I’m in the USA, and to pay bills… now, I need to work at least two days per week. I’ve been trying to go beyond that when I can, just in case. With a few of my extra days I’ve worked, I’ve bought myself a shiny new Series 4 Apple Watch and I’ve been pretty happy with it so far. I didn’t see a need to talk about it on an episode.

One of the things I said a long time ago is that if I got one, it would encourage me to exercise more. Well, it’s hasn’t really had that effect. I do move around a bit more to shut it up and to stop it nagging me. I figure once I move away from where I’m living, I’ll head back to the gym. (There isn’t one in the town I live in, so it makes things really difficult. I know I can exercise, but I’m so much more inclined to do so at a proper gym.)

I end up closing 2/3 rings. I close the stand up for a minute every hour ring and the burn kilo Joules/calories ring. Exercise? Not so much.

I also decided to not get the one with cellular service because sometimes I don’t really want to be contacted. When work calls, I sometimes don’t want to know. I’ll watch them call and leave a message. Then I anxiously listen to my voicemail or call them back and they’re like “Can you come to work in 30 minutes?” Sometimes I just don’t want to go to work. I haven’t passed up many opportunities to stay home lately, but sometimes I need a break. (Today’s one of those days. I go back tomorrow.)

That’s what’s happening now. Just working. It’s oddly strange not to be struggling. I like it. I’m looking forward to my time off at the end of the year, but also dreading it as well.

I’ll be back in a few days! Take care, all.

Fields of Misery & Pain

It’s that time of the year again. Around the rural areas of Victoria, you see these beautiful yellow fields of flowers. (It’s canola.)

It’s also one of the types of pollen that I’m highly allergic to. I’ve had to call in sick today because my sinuses are all screwed up. Thankfully, my sinuses aren’t as bad as it was when I lived in Texas.

I guess I can continue working on ComplicatedNoise.com today. I really want to get it done before I leave Australia.

A Few Podcast-related Updates

Hello folks! I hope everybody is doing well. I know I don’t show my face here very often anymore. Don’t worry, I’ve been a bit reclusive in my personal life as well. I guess it’s just because I’m trying to work as much as possible before I head off to Texas.

“Official” Name Changed

I’ve changed the name from The Idiologic Podcast to Complicated Noise on Apple Podcasts. If you’re already subscribed, you should see that TIP is gone and replaced by Complicated Noise. It’s full steam ahead.

Podcast Feed Changes

I am posting this to let you know that I’ve made a few changes to the podcast feed. I’ve changed the name officially to Complicated Noise and moved all the files and feed to the new website. I’m working on getting the guide together now.

Podcast Files Moved

I’ve moved all the files to the new website, so you should see each file being downloaded from the new website. The episode covers and audio files are all on the new server, but if you go through the posts on this weblog, they’ll still point to the files on this website.

The Episode Guide

I’m going to have to retire the old version since I hard coded a lot of the file locations in the guide. Unfortunately, I don’t want to go back and read through all the code. I’ve also been working on a new one. Take a gander here but keep in mind that I’m still working on it:

Yeah, I’ve reused code but I’ve added a lot to the functionality. The little RECAPTCHA logo in the lower right will only appear on forms.

It’s coming. I say by the end of the year. Of course, I want to get it done before I head off to Texas. I need to get the feed creation down before then. (Right now, I’m depending on Feeder 3 which I like, but want it all to be automated.)

In Conclusion…

I have a lot to work on still but I don’t want to be making changes to the old software right now because my “free time” is a bit limited. It’ll come at some point! Just thought that I’d update you guys.

#38: Awakening

I talk about the dreams I had last night and share thoughts of religion with you. If you want me to go into more detail about what I’ve talked about, please let me know. Or ask some questions: Either way, it’s all good.

I’m in the process of moving things over to the new website, so I’ve stopped using the web-based player for now.

As Much as I Love Winter…

I’m totally over it.

Right now, as I type this, it’s 2┬║C/34┬║F. The house I moved into must be insulated with a sheet of paper or something because almost every morning for the past several weeks, it’s been like this. When I lived in Texas, this was a yearly occurrence. This was really nothing out of the usual for oh, maybe a week out of the year. It’s been ongoing here though. And I’m really sick of it.

My thinking is that you can always bundle up when you’re cold. When you’re hot, you have limited options to cool yourself off. It seems that I could wear 7 layers of clothes and still be cold. My husband and I freeze our tails off almost every single morning and getting up is a chore. I just managed to wake up early because I need to go to work. (I ended up working late last night, 11:30 pm late, and then having to go in this morning–but that’s okay. I get to work my fun job today.) It is freezing. I’ve got the heater going, but my fingers are like icicles.

That brings me to another issue. Remember how I am going back to the USA at the end of the year? That means that I get my winter from about June until the end of August here in Australia, then right when it’s going to warm up, I am heading for winter again. No good summer for me, but missing out on the flies might make it worth it. They’re pretty bad, but I’ve complained about that a lot already.

My favourite time of the year is usually winter-time, but I’ve decided that I only like winter when I’ve got a good heater. It’s times like this when I really miss the central heating I had in the USA. I’ve only had it one place I’ve lived in while I’ve been in Australia and stupid me didn’t even use it except twice.

Anyway, here’s hoping that I don’t trip and shatter into millions of pieces. Stay warm out there, my fellow Aussies.