Archive October 2004 - December 2004
I Make it to the Tartan Despite Year's First Major Snowstorm (Friday Dec. 10, 2004)
Saturday Morning December 11
It's Back to 2mopaul.com 11-12-2004
Things seem to be ironed out finally with my web site. I now own both domains 2mopaul.com and paul2mo.com for a year now but I will let the paul2mo.com expire in a year. If you type either one in the next year it will work. I don't recommend registerfly (my host) as they never return any e-mails sent to their support staff. They're cheap and that's it. I will give them a chance for a while (I have a three months pre-paid) so we will see.
One of the features of my redesign is supposed to be easy navigation. You will notice that the top banner has many 'hot points'. For example, if you click on the Deux-Montagnes logo on top you will be directed to the official Two Mountains web site. I will be sneaking these hot points in some pictures as surprises. The way to find out is to move your mouse over a picture and see if your pointer turns into a hand. Sometimes the whole picture is a link but sometimes it is only certain portions. The crest on my LTHC page is an example. Also check out my Tartan page for an recent update and redesign.
The Saga of my New Website. 09-12-2004 10:00pm
If you are reading this, it might be good news. If you got in by typing 2mopaul.com, you are one of the lucky few people in this area (Montreal) that can access my home page. You will then notice that my banner page says paul2mo.com. This is my new name because I suspect that some of the routers in our area are having a hard time dealing with a domain name that starts with a number. This is just my theory.
My new hosts at RegisterFly.com say that it is probably my ISP (Internet Service Provider), sympatico but the problem was also at work and my website wasn't available through Videotron. Everybody was pointing at everybody else. So I went back in to register a second domain name in case the number theory was correct. I now have two domains that point to the same pages. Since 2mopaul has given so much trouble I have decided to drop it and use paul2mo.com from now on. I am almost at the end of my patience and close to saying that I will continue to use Yahoo and Sympatico and live with the limited space and bandwidth. Hope everything is solved soon cause I'm going out of my mind.
Still Working on the Broken Links
Hi, I hope you enjoy the new format. I am still tweaking it somewhat. The right margin should be fixed so let me know if you still have to scroll sideways. If you are using 800X600 resolution, I can't help you. Change your resolution to 1024X768 which is used by 72% of my visitors. If the writing is too small for you at a higher resolution, go to Dollarama and buy reading glasses. ($1.15 with tax). There may be a few problems with older links but in the next few days, I will be redesigning some pages for easier navigation.
Welcome to my New Look 06-12-2004
I finally gave in and bought by own domain name (2mopaul.com) and I am paying a monthly fee to have my website hosted. What does this mean to you, my avid readers? Firstly it means no pop-up ads. Secondly I have 50 times more space. This means that I will be able to post more pictures of the activities around Two Mountains. Thirdly, the download limit is very high, so you won't get the message to try later as you probably got in my geocities page.
The other improvements will gradually show up as I have just started to use Microsoft FrontPage. That's why you see the push buttons now. I have only had about 4 hours to fool around with FP but it looks like it will be a lot better than using Netscape Composer. The manual has 1196 pages, so it may take me a while to learn it well.
Now, all I have to do is work on content. Be patient and soon it will get much better. Some links may not work and I am restructuring daily.
The LTM May 2005 Reunion Committee
More news later. Click on the picture it bigger and to see a couple more with descriptions.
LTMHS Reunion Planned for Victoria Day Weekend
Tartan Gang On The Road 23-10-2004
Friday evening, the Tartan Pub sponsored a bus for 30 of its patrons for a road trip to go see Brad Denis of the Verdun Dragons fight it out with the Laval Chiefs at the Bell Centre (instead of the usual Verdun Auditorium). Unfortunately, the coach made a bad decision of not dressing Brad for the game. To put it midly, the decision was not taken very well by Brad. Needless to say, we quickly lost interest in the game. According to the coach, this game was going to be different. That, it was. With only 19:53 left in the first period. Yes 7 seconds into the period. The clock had stopped 5 times for 5 separate fights. The first two fights were entertaining but it soon became a joke. With 10 'men' in the penalty box the game went.
Then it dawned on us that instead of watching this boxing match without Brad and paying $8.75 for a 12 ounce beer at the Bell Centre, we could be paying $8.00 for a REAL beer in a downtown bar. Assured by a safe ride home on the bus at 11:00, we headed off to Hurley's Irish Pub where Bill (Hurley) himself greeted us with a smile. In case you don't know, Bill is another Two Mo native who has made it big in the world. For the next two hours, we had a grand time with the Guiness flowing 'freely' and the Irish band playing some of our favorite tunes. We felt like WE 'could walk 500 miles' instead of taking the bus home. But we did take the bus home (to the Tartan) and continued the party there. It was quite the evening and yes Chris Smith, there are pictures (15 in all). Click on the picture for more pictures. Thanks to the Tartan for providing the bus and thanks to the coach for benching Brad so that we could enjoy an 'alternate' evening without paying $8.75 a GD domestic beer. Also, kudo's to the people who managed to sneak in various beverages into the Bell Centre without the advantage of the customary winter apparel. $8,75 a beer, Garold don't get any crazy ideas. And, sorry Gary Mac for the lack of communication on our Bell Centre escape. Click on the picture for the slide show.