Enter the Archives

For awhile, I kept all of my old posts (prior to 2007) on a Typepad blog. Why? Mainly because at one point in time they were on a blogger account. Then I exported them, and moved to Vox. Well, SixApart bought them out and I was forced to shove them to Typepad. When I first switched to the format you are looking at now (mattfowler.biz) I had difficulty importing them onto this blog. It kept having issues, and the date wouldn’t stay in tact so they’d all upload as new posts — which I couldn’t have.

Well, I am here to tell you today that all of my old posts have been successfully put here, which is their most respectable home. They will stay here until the end of the internet. You can check them out by clicking the archives (labeled as “Almost like a Time Machine“) on the right sidebar of this page. You’d be surprised what you’ll find. Especially if you are a loyal reader, you might have a bit of nostalgia. You never know.

You can even look at my very first blog post ever.
Note: None of the links on that post work anymore. It was an early list of my websites, before I moved on to mattfowler.biz.  Let me put it this way — if it takes you somewhere, it’s not my site anymore.

Now that all the posts have been moved, I shall delete them from the Typepad blog, as I plan to use that for something different in the future.

Happy Internets!

Matt Fowler dot Business Confusion

Well, I woke up this morning to my website being "suspended". In shock and confusion, I sent a support email to my host pondering it. Of course, having a strong conscious and high anxiety issues – I started thinking about what might have made my host Suspend my account. After giving it about 30 minutes of thought, I realized that there was seriously nothing bad that could break their terms of agreement. Well, about an hour later they got in touch with me letting me know it was nothing else but a Billing software error.  I didn't really ask for details, they apologized and turned my site back on.  What a relief.   I'm not sure what I would have done if they would have permanently disabled my site.

Also, I'm really enjoying having Vox as my default blog. I had Blogger as my default blog for the longest time. I started the "blogger" blog in 2004, and finally switched companies (Vox) in 2007. But there were other blog services that I used between the years, including WordPress, b2Evolution, and TypePad.  Vox is similar to typepad, but kind of a free alternative. It's from the same company, Six Apart. 

Switching Over

I was surprised at how well Vox took my posts from blogger and moved them. It was really simple. In their “organize” section they had an option to import and all you did was type in the web address of the blog. I did not have to give it directions, log in, or anything. It just asked if I was sure (since apparently there is no turning back  – unless you want to take the time to delete all those posts), and my posts were on this.

I like Vox a lot more than I thought I would. Probably because when I had this blog set up before I still had MDFblog running and I really never got to tweak Vox. Well, I’ve done a lot of messing around with it and I really like it. It’s as simple as it is complex. If that makes any sense at all.

The annoying part has been changing all my links from MDFblog.com to MDF.vox.com.  This task has been strenous and stressful. Not to forget VERY time consuming. I am almost done, with a few pages to go, and then I will be 100% moved over to Vox as far as the blog department goes. Besides, Vox just sounds cooler than Blogger.

Though, Blogger, you will be missed. I started my blog with you guys in 2004 and now the rant has ended on your behalf. Of course, blogger still exists, but it wouldn’t be the same to create a whole new set up with blogger. It was time for a change anyways. I have messed with WordPress, Moveable Type, Blogger, and TypePad for blogs, and now Vox is the way to go. It’s made by Six-a-Part, which is who handles LiveJournal, MoveableType and Typepad. So I guess in a way I just went down the family tree of blogs.

Also, Leo Laporte uses vox so it must be pretty rad. (That’s right, I used the word rad in a sentence, and meant it!)

That’s all for now!

MountainFives info + rants

Check out the new mountain fives HQ, http://mountainfives.mattfowler.biz (Who is this generous fellow letting M5's be hosted on his site? Nobody knows…)

Hello Vox readers, sorry that I haven't posted anything on here since August 6th..2006….I really haven't had anything interesting to write on either one of my blogs. (The other one is The Rant of One)  I think the last post on there is some general useless information about Mdfmedia.org – not trying to say that site is useless.

Metallica finally hit the shiny red recording button on March 14th, but now they are already planning another tour during the summer. I believe it is called "Sick of the Studio '07".   Come on Metallica, finish the album already… you're killing us….slowly  and painfully.

I seriously believe Family Guy is trying to get canceled. Seriously, have you seen the episode with the Prom Night Dumpster babies?  It's sad! That part wasn't even funny, and that's saying a lot coming from me — a guy who has sadly seen every episode of Family Guy and died laughing at least 3 times on every episode. (That's quite a bit of milk through my nose…)

This blog is called Vox's The Rant of One, so why not rant about Vox………. vox is cool….that's really the only rant I can think about these guys. I'm still a Blogger freak, so far Blogger hasn't given me any real reason to want to drastically switch to anything more powerful.  I  mean hell Blogger revamped there stuff and now you can re-arrange content and all that good stuff ( THANKS for doing that blogger after I already customized my own template and cannot use that function without installing one of your templates and losing all my edited stuff)

That's it, I'm tired of typing (me…tired of typing…ha!)