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09 July 2003 @ 10:04 pm
Can't get anything for free these days...  
I knew it was too good to last... Bravenet's website counter/stats is not a free service anymore :( - I mean it is free - if you want a crappy looking counter with a tacky looking ad on it. :( Other than that it's $9.95 a month... :P That's outrageous! :( I depend a lot on my stats page on my site to determine where people are coming in to my sites from. To top it off, I just checked my "free" stats page and it's obviously gone wonky on me - it says all the hits occurred on December 31, 1969 at 4pm... HUH?? Does anyone know any other RELIABLE website counter/stats service that's a little more reasonable?

On the brighter side - work seems to be going pretty well... And no, that's not a typo. ;) I've gotten back into selling (I was basically just administrative before) and I've been enjoying myself a bit more at work recently. Yes, hard to believe... ;) My bosses' numbers are even starting to look a bit better this month. :) The huge talking to the other day must've been the swift kick in the pants that we all needed! :)

And I'm slowly getting used to this new computer, though I have to say that I'm really NOT enjoying Windows XP. :( Maybe it's just me, but something about using XP and Internet Explorer crashes my brower window each time I go to a message board... It might just be my security settings (which I thought I already examined), or something else - totally not XP related, but I've been forced to use Netscape recently - and you know how I am with technology changes - it's almost as bad as Mark and his fear of life changes. :P

Lastly, tomorrow is my Mom's birthday and Mark and I are taking her to eat a nice breakfast on Sunday at her favorite breakfast place. :) We wanted to take her out to dinner tomorrow night, but she prefers to eat breakfast. :) I can hardly blame her, there's something special about breakfast food (maybe it's because when I was growing up, I never woke up early enough to eat it...) :P
 
 
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Care: smilecareleswhisper on July 10th, 2003 01:56 am (UTC)
It's sad that they charge for almost everything on the net anymore.

I'm glad to hear that work is getting better for you. :) That's always a plus. :)

I don't care for XP either so you're not alone. Tell your mom I said happy birthday. :) I hope you all have fun Sunday at breakfast. :) Take care.
Sherishutterbug93 on July 10th, 2003 08:46 am (UTC)
I know...nothing's free anymore... :( Pretty undecided on what to do - since I've been using Bravenet for the past two years - technology type changes don't sit well with me... ;) And glad to hear that I'm not the only one who doesn't like XP - Mark said I was the only one who would CHOOSE to use the classic window setting on my desktop over the new XP option :D. I still hate the way it reacts to certain web sites though... I'll have to do some reading about XP and all of its bugs... And thanks for the well-wishes for my Mom. :) Take care too and have a nice rest of your week! :)
Kananigirlkananigirl on July 10th, 2003 02:18 am (UTC)
Awwwwwww no way that sucks! Bravenet was okay, I use uhm.....

http://www.statsmachine.com/counter.html for my counter.
If you want to try it?

I'm using sitemeter.com too if you want to try that for stats.
Sherishutterbug93 on July 10th, 2003 08:56 am (UTC)
Ohhh - thanks so much Rayna!! I just checked out the statsmachine URL and it seems wonderful - I'll probably have to decide which service I'm going to end up using tonight... Thanks so much for the information - you're so sweet! :)
Meredythbroadway_rose on July 10th, 2003 05:09 am (UTC)
Grrr bravenet is STUPID! I use those counters for my sites too. I guess it's not a huge deal for me but still it's nice to see how many people visit your sites! Are the guestbooks still free? *crosses fingers*
Sherishutterbug93 on July 10th, 2003 09:00 am (UTC)
Totally gotta agree with you there! :( And as far as I know their guestbooks are still free - they have the ads all over the tops of them (still) but that's okay by me... I just want my stats page back! :( Are you going to continue to use them or are you looking around for another counter too?
Meredythbroadway_rose on July 10th, 2003 12:16 pm (UTC)
Re:
I'm not really sure.. I just think I'll just not have a counter on my sites b/c it's not a huge thing b/c my sites aren't official like yours.
I'm just a girl in the world...i_am_angieface on July 10th, 2003 06:30 am (UTC)
Dont ya just love it when something you have been using for free decides they dont want to be free anymore... you are so used to it - and its such a hard decision... do you not use it anymore - or do you suck it up and pay - since you really like it and have used it for a while. Blech.

You just talking about breakfast foods makes me want them! I havent had breakfast food in a long time - like a nice huge breakfast - with everything! Mmmm! Im gonna have to get some of that in Vegas!!! YUM! :-)
Sherishutterbug93 on July 10th, 2003 09:05 am (UTC)
Blech is right! I was so used to Bravenet. It must've been their ploy all along to hook me so now I'll have to pay their outrageous fee. :( If I do change counters though I need to find one that will let me start at any random number. My site recently hit 10,000 hits, I'm not starting at zero again... Gah!

And Ahhh - breakfast food is wonderful! :) And Vegas is certainly the best place to get a great breakfast (Main Street Station buffet - YUM!) :)
Sabine: Lauser Kopfsabine10 on July 10th, 2003 02:42 pm (UTC)
I'm glad to hear that things at work are going better and I wish that it goes on this way. I'm still using Windows ME so I don't know Windows XP but a friend of mine and my sister's husband always complained about it in a very ugly way.

Happy Birthday to your Mom. And yes, I couldn't specify it but there is something special about breakfast food. :)

Take care and I wish you a nice Friday :)
Sherishutterbug93 on July 10th, 2003 11:22 pm (UTC)
Interesting to hear that other people don't like XP too. I was beginning to think it might just be me not liking change. ;) I keep thinking that maybe I'll get used to it, but I've been missing my Windows 98 recently - and that's pretty pathetic. :(

Thanks for the nice birthday wishes for my Mom. :) Take care, Sabine and hope you have a great Friday too. :)