Hey, I'm excited... I just noticed I'm over 500 posts! I know this isn't too much, but I wanted it to happen, and here it is!
Thanks, Frihost Staff/Moderators!
Thanks, Frihost Staff/Moderators!
Hey, I'm excited... I just noticed I'm over 500 posts! I know this isn't too much, but I wanted it to happen, and here it is!
Thanks, Frihost Staff/Moderators!
Congratulations IceCreamTruck, I noticed once I got above the 500, things were going really fast, I can't remember struggling to get a thousand posts in fact. It's always a pleasure to read some of your posts here on Frihost as they are well explained and you don't write oneliners.
When looking at your posts I noticed you were inactive for a year and a half, yet I'm happy you came back. (Maybe a question: Why did you came back?)
Again congrats with the 500, ICT. You'll notice that things will go faster (like postcount) from now on.
My great motivation in the beginning was to get rid of the rankings I did not like or to get to the crests and ranks I really liked. I totally did not like Frihost Wannabe, Junior Frihoster and Adolescent Frihoster. Fortunately those passed pretty fast, and once I was a Frihoster, I felt much relieved .... phew! Sad though when the crest had to change, I think I much prefer the crests and ranks of Frihoster and Senior Frihoster. Frihoster was my absolute favourite of all of the ranks.
Just in case you are interested, the ranks were changed in 2009 to:
Guess you are on your way to becoming a Senior Frihoster?
I often tell people that I am a mirror, and let me explain. I respond well to responsive people, and interact well where people are active. Part of my energy is a direct return of the energy I pick up here at Frihost. Simply put: you guys are awesome, and a ton of fun to discuss things with.
Thank you for your kind words.
I have a website here, space.frih.net, and software with a 50k user base that I cannot interact with anywhere else because this is where the links come for that project. When I got locked out (catch22 on email and passwords) I lost 50k of my users, and I went through a rough time of moving around trying to find a place to make life work for me rather than against me. For a while I really could only afford to work on projects that were bringing me money. Now I have a better job which is allowing to me invest in my projects again and they don't have to fall in the immediate monetary return category.
If you go to space.frih.net then the only option you will see is a link to AstroTwister.com, but there is an entire website behind that, and the update system for my widget is still running in the background. In order to deliver an update I had to change the widget version reported on space.frih.net so that 50k people will know there is an update. I still plan on housing that project on AstroTwister.com, but I now want to rebirth space.frih.net and turn it into a full website again. I may even request a sub-domain change in order to birth another project here.
I am in process of updating the widget, and moving that entire project over to AstroTwister.com because that was the original plan. Once that is completed, then I am going to rebirth my hosting account here because I'm realizing that Frihost holds a special place in my heart. My online presents was born here, about 3 to 4 years ago I went from zero to 50k users here on Frihost, and I guess you could say I forgot how much I enjoy interacting with all of you.
New plan: move the AstroTwister project off my frihosting account and launch something new here now that AstroTwister.com is there to support the widget.
This is going to be a busy year, as you may be able to tell, because I just finished updating the widget software to AstroTwister 2.0, I'm completing AstroTwister.com in preparation for that, but reconnecting at frihost had to come before anything because 50k widgets are regularly checking here for updates.
I totally feel that. When I was here before I was really looking forward to getting rid of "Adolescent Frihoster" as that title really bugged me for some reason. The "fleur de lis" crest for frihoster is fine with me... didn't really like any ranks before this.
I was ranking up quick before but then my life took a broad-side torpedo and I completely had to readjust in order to stay afloat. It's been a year and a half, but I am ready for the challenge that I have set before me. Interacting with, and hopefully becoming a part of the frihost family again seems to be something I am enjoying more than I expected, and I'm restoring Frihost to it's proper place in my life, as it is where my online presents was born. I never forgot, but honestly if I get where I want to go online, then Frihost being my birthplace is significant.
Thanks again for all the kind words guys! I like the pic too, Dean... is that what I will look like when I am a senior frihoster? lol
Dean, check this out ... upgrade in progress... if you like you can beta test my updates. just let me know and I will email you the upgraded widget although finishing touches are still needed. Hey, I'll even let you look at my "todo" list of updates that I will finish on the widget before releasing 2.0
Link to completed 1.5 version live on Yahoo!:
PS. the most beautiful part of the widget is that when you execute it then it checks a perl script on space.frih.net for the current live version, so once I have 2.0 completed a simple update to that script and it will get everyone moved over all at once. I only made error in one respect and that is that the 1.5 widget won't get the update until restarted, so people getting the update will trickle in slower than I had wished... I have corrected this in version 2.0 as the 2.0 widget checks for updates every 24 hours
PPS. "Tornado in space" I love it! That's exactly what the name, which I made up, means. You have confirmed that word/name communicates the basic idea well.
I saw that.
Congratulations, Ice Cream Truck on 500!
I just noticed I hit 1500!! They do climb quickly.
I went ahead and quoted Standready, but all three of you made me laugh so hard in this little series!
Standready, looks like you recently hit 1500 ... good work! Sounds kind of daunting that you have 1500 more posts until the next level: sage. I'm sure you're OK with that cause Senior Frihoster kinda has a ring to it, and the word "Senior" is not ambiguous about your accomplishment or rank here, but "sage", in my opinion, is a little more open to interpretation.
Great congratulations . when i was starting posting here it takes a year before i got 500 post but i enjoying reading all exchanges words in the forum. the support of the member is very good to frihost.
Man, I think Sage is a better title than Elite Frihoster, but that's just me. I remember hitting 500 a while back, but I don't post here too often.
If you install the Yahoo widget engine, then astrotwister will run on your computer just fine.
Install Yahoo Widgets: http://widgets.yahoo.com/
Once you run that program you can right click each of the widgets, and say "close widget" unless you find the provided widgets to be fun. When it first installs it launches a bunch of widgets that you may or may not find useful.
Now install astrotwister
It says "warning this widget has full permissions" but you have my personal guarantee that AstroTwister doesn't do anything outside the idea of "solar system clock". It spins the planets around, and comes complete with Analog and Digital clocks. It's pretty customizable, and in fact, the widget preferences make up most of the code behind the widget.
If you download from yahoo that is version 1.5 but 2.0 is coming soon. Hopefully only two weeks more. 1 week to finalize the code and website, and 1 week for yahoo to review the widget and make it public. I will make available the latest beta version of AstroTwister to anyone who asks.
I hope this helps explain install a little better!
PS. I didn't like "Frihost Freak" either, but I have never been one and never will be! No freakishness here! lol ...
Thanks ICT so now I downloaded the Yahoo widget software but nothing else happened, except I see a Java Platform little thingie in the bottom right corner of my Window. Looks cool, but everything else feels the same. No tornadoes or widgets or anything yet .....
Congratulations!!, and I am just about to reach the mark you have crossed... Beware I am coming to overtake you
PS: I don't find enough time to come online and post, but yes I still love frihost, I have recommended so many friends for the same
I think I might hit 600 by the end of this thread!
How are you supposed to do that if you can't get online much! lol
I posted this topic at "Tue Mar 29, 2011 11:03 pm" so it's only been 37.5 hours since then, and I'm already at 520. I posted at 503 or so, so that's 18, and now 19 posts which means my rate is roughly one post every two hours.
This means I will hit 1000 posts in 40 days, 2000 in 123 days, and 3000 in about 207 days. That would be quite the accomplishment, but that's my rate so we have to assume I could keep it up.
I appreciate your challenge though!
Congratulations. Hopefully many more!
You too! Keep 'em coming!
Hey, just curious, creativosred... what is your favorite thing about Frihost so far?
My favorite thing has always been feeling like our peers on here are really capable people from all walks of life, but they are also achievers, entrepreneurs, and inventors who are willing to respond to even questions that don't bear much weight. It creates an environment of detailed discussion and what I feel is a higher than average competency level among the members.
I hit a 1000 not so long ago and I couldn't believe it! I can't believe how long I've been on Frihost -- I started my acct when I was still in High School, and now I'm about to graduate college!!!
i <3 Frihost
Quality of service:) Hopefully it stays that way
is pleasure and I hope to see you here
It is sure to stay that way because it's been that way as long as I can remember, and you are welcome to the fun! I hope you enjoy.
You'll see me around!
There are some people with tons of posts on here... I think theres a few with over 10 thousand? Kind of hard to imagine really. I hope someday I get to 1000 posts!
Good luck, Bud. You'll get there soon!
It's funny... people are still posting here, because the convo is still going, but I'm going to hit 600 here in a minute! Good times
Congratulations IceCreamTruck, i'm excited too to reach 500 posts.
i will work hardly for that
I can't believe I went and did the same thing just a little while after encouraging you not too. I'm "telling" on myself.
"sense since" -- http://www.frihost.com/forums/vt-124443-3.html#1020568 I could work it out so this isn't in the sentence, but I'm leaving as an example that I make mistakes too. It's not really a mistake, but it's hard on the reader.
I love British humor. It seems linguistics is a major part of British comedy even if it's only purpose is to be excluded in comedy such as Mr. Bean. The large linguistic void left Mr. Bean room to be comical in a unique way, and I think it's popularity was built on the absence of the usual colorful language used by British people either on television or who have high public profile.
We do less play on words in American English quite simply because a lot of British words and phrases have fallen out of public use. British like for linguistics, and American's former distaste for the British in general, is what I feel originally encouraged using slang or slurring of the language being acceptable here. I'm afraid that it hasn't stopped over 200 years later, and we're still in the process of degrading the language further. In the mean time, however, we have degraded it down to the easiest, most widely spread, language the world has ever known. British maintain too refined a form of the language, and love dressing it up to spice any occasion, for them to also sell it as easy. In fact, I speak more like a British person than I sound like someone speaking ebonics (I actually hate that word).
Have you heard the Delta ebonics commercial? We be flying all over this b****! lol
Dave Chappelle, on the Chappelle Show, I believe. It did air on TV, but edited, and on a comedy show that originated the idea.
Delta was probably a sponsor because it was undoubtedly a HUGE amount of advertising for them because the video went viral online. If Delta did not sponsor this, then they got a ton of free advertising.
No publicity is the only bad publicity for a brand name.
It's for sure... I will have posted 100 times while this thread is still active. 582 and counting! Maybe I can change the title to "600 posts!"
Lucky 592! I'm really surprising myself with how fast I'm accumulating posts. I guess I'm doing a good job of keeping up with old thread updates, and picking up new threads. Is there a frihost RSS? It would be cool to see all the new posts from all the forums. Might be a bit much to read, but I'm pretty good at skimming for good content.
Congratulations IceCreamTruck now u have about 600 posts i also should to increase post of speed.
I type fast... I'm amazed at how many posts, but also how much I've written lately. It's crazy, but the conversation is awesome! Lots of good topics, and I keep collecting them, which all the replies in up in my email, so I keep responding to people who comment on my comments. It's cool.
Yeah, 600 posts is here shortly... working on 700!
Congrats! I'd like to see 666, that is one of my favourite numbers .... I've been enjoying your postings as well, they've livened things up. The General Chat Forum has now officially become my favourite Forum ..... *grin*
Congratulations man! I am currently on my way to 500 posts. Can't wait till I get there. And for some reason it always seems easy to gain posts here at Frihost. Thank you Frihost for all you do and thank you IceCreamTruck for being a committed user!!!
Yes, while this tread has been going I have posted 100 times! I'm just now passing 600! I'm thinking that I'm going to like being a senior Frihoster here very soon!
Aw, that's nice to say. Yes, frihost rules!
Dean, that baby is having fun! bong, laugh!
Made me laugh, ocalhoun. I love the angry looking Jesus!
Well I am just a nice person!!! Well that is until someone pisses me off.
Do we have a rant forum where you can post things that piss you off? lol I hadn't checked
God yes! that Jesus face makes me laugh every time! It's the "how dare you sell chickens in the temple" face. I pick that reference because it's one of the only times you here about Jesus going off.
I am happy to join the 500 club. This is my 500th post.
Uh... is it too late for me to join the 500 club?
I think I missed it back when I had 500. ^.^
@ocalhoun - You'll soon be able to join the 10000 club...it would be lonely at the top.
Congrats for that achievement!
I'm hoping to reach 1000 someday
Unless I got it wrong but you made it up to 500 in quite a short time
You have your membership in the 500 club almost 20 times over, but you can still dance any time you want to!
Reminds me of Vrythramax . Every now and then say once in a few months, we would get a new thread from Max called: "I'm back!". So maybe you can do the same, every few months change the digits that need to be celebrated, once you get close to a serious new number, say like 1000 after which you will be a Senior Frihoster!
I will do that... this thread hasn't died yet, so maybe it will still be around when I turn 1000!
Well, there's deanhills and Bondings... but yeah, that's pretty much it.
(And I'll admit, I was surprised when deanhills broke 10K before I did. When I became a mod, I was kinda sad that I lost the title of 'most prolific non-staff poster'... but, it looks like I would have lost that title soon anyway.)
Luckily, nobody has had the bright idea to quarantine the clubs from each other yet, so I won't get lonely.
Oh no! Due to a cooties outbreak amongst the Frihost staff members they will be restricted to posting in only the Hobbies and Animals sub forum of Lifestyle and News
This quarantine is in effect immediately and we wish for you all to remain calm as we try to get things sorted out. Management can be reached in that forum, but they have only been communicating in detailed how-tos that are perfect for the hobby enthusiast, or random lol cat images with text that really isn't all that funny! More details on the situation will follow as it comes in to us, thank you.
OMG...! you posted over 500 posts...!
It's over 600 now! I'm heading for 700, and you sir, will be at 500 before you know it! Keep up the good work, Nepalstar!
here's a tip... go down the frihost forums, and hit all the active topics with a reply (careful to observe the rules) to add something to each thread. Then sit back and wait for the emails that will come from people posting on active topics. This will keep pulling you back to topics you want to follow, and before you know it you'll log almost 200 posts a week. Nothing to it!
Um, 651... dang, at this rate will cover 200 by the time people stop posting on this topic! haha
That sound you just heard was a reference to the '500 club' and the '10,000 club' mentioned earlier -- as it went straight over your head. ^.^
Oh, sounds serious.
Wait... I'm a staff member!
Good, it doesn't look like I have the how-to or lolcat strains...
Uh-oh. Looks like I caught the pony strain though.
Too late... I guess if you've read this post, you've already gotten the (pony strain) cooties.
From the Pony Club ....
The first rule of pony club is you don't talk about pony club.
The second rule of pony club is there are no rules.
(You did catch the reference of that first one, right?)
Parody of the first rule of fight club. (Really good movie; if you haven't seen it, you're missing out. Has a really fun anarchist/anti-establishment streak in it.)
...And, the internet being what it is, I can even relate it to ponies!
Pinkie Pie is so random. ^.^
No, not much of a challenge for you buddy, that was written by me just for some fun , I am far behind from overtaking you... enjoy the lead... But yeah that 500 mark has been broken by me too, yahoo!!
Good work, my friend! I have had my moments... you should pick up the friendly competition as it seems you have posted more than me! I'm not sure but I remember you having a lot less than that in posts.
I'm almost to 700! First 700, then the world! Makes me feel good! (lol, I didn't notice... I'm over 700... now it's time to take over the world!)
PS. You pony boys are making me laugh... it's just nutz! I think ocalhoun might need the nick name "pony boy" which is one of the main characters in "The Outsiders" which should have been required reading for most of the older frihosters in high school. It's a good read if you are looking for a good book. There is also a good follow-up/sequel book that kind of follows the same story, and has some of the same characters "That Was Then, This Is Now"
Warning: This book I am recommending has zero horses or ponies in it... unfortunate as that may be for some of you.
I would actually watch that show if it had guns, and beer. That would make me laugh... next weeks episode: picking flowers, and drunken skeet shooting when one of our pony friends suddenly comes down lame, and the group is forced to euthanize him/her. Tune in next week to find out who has to be put down, and which of our heroes gets kidnapped and sent to the glue factory!
I'm just teasing, but is it bad that I would actually be more inclined to watch that? It's not that I pursue locker-room humor, or dirty jokes, but I'd find it easier to tune in if the content wasn't directed at children, and the shows really just colorful filler over weak content meant to pacify children without producing creativity or a learning experience that would be intrusive to their parents lives.
I find the adult oriented jokes only barely make Sponge Bob tolerable. I don't have to leave the room when that is on because they throw me a bone every once in a while and tell a joke that goes way over kids heads that is obviously meant for me. I think the creator of Sponge Bob is really cool for being aware that I have to watch sometimes too as kids, unfortunately, are -- no matter how I try -- unavoidable.
I particularly like the cartoons. I've always been a pushover for great cartoons and these have really been done very well. And I like horses as well, so maybe this was a spontaneous like when I saw a pony in Ocalhoun's signature. I asked Ocalhoun where it came from and then the rest just followed spontaneously.
I noticed when Ocalhoun introduced you to the ponies... I was worried you were sick, and we might loose you, but then I guess I figured it was inevitable because you like horses.
That show is possibly just a little too smurfy for me. Just kidding cause you can't hate the smurfs for being silly, cause they were made that way! Actually what sold me on the smurfs was Gargamel creating smurfette to be evil and mess up everything for the smurfs. There's some real truth about women mixed in that story. They had everything good while it was just the bro smurfs, and they almost lost it all to ONE smurfette. It shows there is no balance of the sexes, and women are evil and you have to stick together and smurf hard to get everyone the smurf out of that situation.
A real villainous duo blast from the past!
Smurfs, Doug, Courage the cowardly dog, Beavis and Butthead, Ren and Stimpy, Pinky and the Brain, Rug Rats, and Johnny Bravo comprise my top cartoons list. There are others that I watch, but I can't stand the candy-land cartoons that are all color and no substance and I feel like dying when they break into big purple "Kumbaya" dinosaur songs or start speaking Spanish words in English sentences. I don't mind kids learning Spanish, but what are they trying to do with mixing the languages?
I also don't care for Pokemon. Successful Japanese attempt to sell us pieces of paper with poorly drawn cartoons on them. The only up side to Pokemon is that it must have been easy to animate such simply drawn characters, and Americans didn't even see that side of them.... well, no one but me. Pokemon and Dragonball-Z almost ruined cartoons completely for me.
(new spelling dictionary words added this post: Smurf, smurfs, smurfy, Gargamel, Ren, Stimpy, Pinky, Kumbaya, Beavis, Butthead, and Ocalhoun ... lol)
If the art is solid it usually sells me pretty quick: Final Fantasy -- advent children -and- the spirits within are beautiful works of art; Ground-breaking as well. On "the spirits within" is really where animators began adding imperfections to the animated figures to make them more real. This helped cover a lot of ground between real movies and animations, and believability of animated characters on screen. It's hard to care about a cartoon, especially since we're all numb to them getting the crap beat out of them. "The spirits within" changed all that, and they succeeded in giving animations humanity. I'm sure a number of other animated shows, and inserting animated characters into real movies to replace actors for one reason or another, has benefited from what we all saw come to life on the big screen for the first time in the spirits within -- animations.
One might say I'm too serious about cartoons for ponies! Not sure.
No guns, but beer?
Of course, they never say it, but sometimes they do imply. ^.^
Believe it or not, they throw an occasional bone in for the adults in my little pony as well. ^.^
Always very subtle though; you have to watch closely to catch it.
I dare you to watch just one episode though... Lots of people have said similar things only to become completely addicted to it after watching just a tiny bit. That's perhaps the most notable thing about the show, that it is inexplicably -- and wildly -- popular in a demographic far removed from what it's intended for.
It's kinda like crack-cocaine flavored potato chips; you can't eat just one... and it's a helluva drug.
PS: Congrats, just noticed you've passed the 700 mark in postings! 1000 is coming up fast!
You had me at "Orbital Friendship Cannon!" That's pretty cleaver!
I'm warning you guys... I have an extremely addictive personality... are you sure you want to open this can of worms!?! lol
For me, first 100 posts were hard but from that point on it was really easy. I am also very close to that 500 post mark and its been a great journey with frihost and its member.
Thanks for making me laugh again today ocalhoun!
I just broke 1000! I feel great and proud to be here from the early stages of Frihost. Can't believe Frihost has been alive all these years. Great host!
Good job Insanity! And you are 21 now! Good times
Mine is just 54,.. It is a long distance for me to reach there, but i hope i'll reach there one day
You can do it!
You can do it all night long!
It is amazing. Posting on here has been easier than I remember... I must have done something silly with all the emails that come in, or not kept up with them before, because my rate has drastically improved just responding to you guys responding to me.
I type fast, so I really like this medium for communication -- love Frihost because it proves the best things in life are free!
Wow, 800 already? I knew it was close, but I don't even remember what 600 was like! That's over 300 messages since I returned after I was away for awhile, and in a relatively short period of time. Heck all 300 posts have been done since this thread started
I post at all hours, some more late night stuff recently because I have been an insomniac again for some reason that I am not aware of. The biggest indicator of "pulling all-nighters" on frihost is points above 60 which rolls back down to 60 every day. Currently I have 129 or something points... started posting right as it rolled down to 60 last night at 12am, slept, and more posting today has me almost double the allowed amount of points before it rolls you back.
Congratulation for your 800 post.
All the best for 1000 post.
Soon i will beat you lol
Mine only 205.
If you did beat me then that would be good for frihost, so bring on the challenge! Good work, my friend. You will be at 1000 too soon enough!
I think it rolls you back to 60 points twice a day because I had 135 points alittle while ago when I was at work, and now I'm back down to 60 points again. I'm not complaining... this is expected by now.
I am not sure how I earn coins. They are just there... I'm interested in using them for domain names though, cause that would be cool. I have to figure out how it is that I am earning them first though.
I should easily hit 1000 and beyond very soon at this rate of 1 to 2 posts every 4 or so hours.
This is how it works:
Source: Bondings' Blog - 17 Sept 2010
So that's how it works! Looks like I've been doing well to earn coins by returning every day to post!
(It requires the help of several assistants. ^.^)
I was going to answer this somehow to that effect, ocalhoun, but I missed this golden opportunity. Oh well, there will be more just like this... many more!
Unlike you im not active.
But i try to active in this forum.
OK, I'm beginning to think I should never have posted this thread with that title! I kind of like this thread because it just won't end, and I'm way past 500 posts now! I'm almost at 850, and probably will be way past that by the time anyone reads this. I dunno, I guess I'm having fun responding to a few of the conversations, and some of been rocky but you can't win them all -- right?
~350 posts beyond 500 now and still going strong!
The home stretch to 1000!
I got 300Post.
Wishes for 1000th post.
Excellent work! You'll be a senior frihoster with me in no time! Maybe even before I make the next level.
I'm no where near the level of anyone in this thread, but I'll slowly make my way up the ladder in posts. Hopefully becoming a senior within a year or so. I enjoy this community with a passion and love being active, exploring the various amounts of topic, discussions, and meeting plenty of new people with similar interests. This truly is an amazing website to take part in.
IceCreamTruck took 5 years to make 5 hundred,yet only 5 weeks to make the next 500 (Well nearly, 20 posts to go)
I just did your posting rates, and you will be at 500 posts in about 82 days if you keep up doing what you've been doing, and at 1000 posts in approximately 193 days from now. And I believe I was actually conservative as you've posted 27 times in three days, but I called it six days this month and worked it out so you can actually kick back a little on your pace and still hit 1000 in exactly 193 days
Finding better balance between coding and browsing cool stuff on frihost... you never know what you are going to find, and I used to refuse the emails which kind of hurt my interactions with frihost forums, but now I know there are lots of cool people in a few different focus groups on frihost, and tons of unique perspective... I'm hooked!
Looks like I will be hitting that 500 mark very very soon. I am quiet amazed with guys who manage to collect so many coins.
My question to all those guys who have so many coins is How much time each day do you spend on Frihost?
IceCreamTruck only earning more coins in this forum daily.
Really I appreciate his work.
I got 100coins by sold Frih$.
That's a really nice thing to say, Cybersa! I appreciate you too!
1000 posts and this thread is still going strong! Thanks everyone!
I really do think all of you are important to frihost, and I appreciate all of your input even if I don't always like what you are saying. Frihost proves that good things in life are free, maybe not all good things, but some, and I'm proud to be a part of a community such as this and even accept those who have greatly differing opinions than my own as also being a crucial part of what makes this place great.
I want everyone to come and join the fun, and I hope that frihost continues long after I am gone, and I will do everything I can to help support that eventuality.
Frihost forever! Thanks for being my friends!
PS. I pretty proud of this!
Really? I hadn't noticed...
Thanks, Ocalhoun! You're one of my favorite people on here!
Captain Obvious: "My work here is done!"
This is nutz! I really never should have posted this thread except that I would have missed some encouragement from my friends. Let's just say the topic is a little dated now!
I'm already 20% of my way through the next 1000 which will give me 2000 posts! Onward and Upward!
Get the behind me, Satan! Tempt me not!
dude...you're like...WAY over 500 posts!