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Owners manuals suck

I’ve just set up the little site meter counter (as seen below). It is currently sitting there happily at hit count 1. Sitemeter is a free counter that not only counts your hits but provides you many interesting stats about them. It can tell you certain info about your hits like the referring page (i.e. did they click a link to get there), their IP adress, their timezone, if they used a search engine and what keywords did they type in to the engine, and so on…

The reason I chose “owners manuals suck” (thanks Matt), is that I got that little guy placed here in the blog, the portal and the forums without any manual reference! Yeah yeah that may be easy to some (and it is to me now), but I had to figure out what file and where to place the HTML. See the forum/portal portion is php based rather than html. So there is an entirely different language going on with the server. The server itself is actually generating the pages rather than the html.

All this crap doesn’t have much to do with pro audio or music but hey I don’t care. The way I work with this kind of stuff goes into music/midi/computers etc as well. If something is SO complicated that you need a manual to figure out basic tasks, it is simply going to stiffle or ruin the creative genius you were about to execute.

The gear needs to be a tool and an aid to make the creative process better and more enjoyable, not a tech support nightmare.

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Sign up process

I’ve had a couple of people tell me they are having a hard time signing up for the forums/portal. There is a problem on forums where spammers have these “robots” that search websites for emails and places they can place their spam. So to prevent these robots from getting into the forums and filling them up with viagra ads there’s a field you must fill out. The field displays a graphic with some letters that are kind of strange. They are different colors, caps/small, sizes & styles to prevent the robots from scanning them. So you have to type in the correct letters in lower case or caps depending on what you see. If it doesn’t work when you submit, just try it again as you may have punched in a lower case letter instead of a cap. Each time it asks you to re-enter there will be a different graphic.

If this is still to difficult, hit “contact” from the portal to email me and I’ll manually set your account up!

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Blog portion of site launched

Welcome to the first message in the “BLOG” section of ProSoundBlog. In case you didn’t know, “BLOG” is short for “Web Log.”

There are currently TWO main sections to PSB (prosoundblog).

The first section is where you are now: the BLOG.
The second section is a web FORUM & PORTAL. This section is a forum based area where users can join, participate in forum polls, post messages, post pictures, send private messages and more!

There are many Forum based music/audio sites but I haven’t seen much in the way of blogs. HERE I HAVE BOTH!

To get to the portal and forum section click on the link to the right or go to: http://www.prosoundblog.com/phpBB2/portal.php

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