Monthly update for November 2015
First, I want to start by thanking all of the people who donated to the update of the site. I wish I could say the update was going well, but the coders are now several months late. The underlying code is much more complicated than a typical website. The links to profiles, pixs/galleries, chat, etc., all add complexity. It is a testament to Jon and Dan that they put this all together. Also, what makes it possible to manage the site is the admin functions. Even with built in shortcuts, scripts, etc., still takes hours each day to keep up with the ... [more]
Last month, I promised to provide a monthly update on the site. Well, here it is.
1. Update to the Site – I wish I had good news to share. The coders are now almost 2 months behind and no firm end date. I talk to the project manager once a week. The latest target is early October. I will keep you updated.
We still plan on a careful roll out of the new site. If possible, we may have both sites up at the same time. We plan on upgrading the server, with the new code. It would not be a big deal to run both for a short period of time to make sure everything works ... [more]
Originally this post was called "not allowed" It was basically a rant against meanness in chat. I was pissed but as the principle here I should never post something in anger. I wasn't wrong, but there is usually a more positive way to make a point.
Starting with this rewrite, I will be posting a monthly update on the goings on in and around URNA.
Hard to believe, but I took over from Jon six months ago this week. The time went fast. Here are a few thoughts on the site, a few updates and a comment. (Special thanks to Jon who still helps out almost daily).
July 29 - Looks like the date for the beta is now August 10. We should start testing and if everything goes well, will go live two weeks later. I will provide more updates once the beta is live.
June 16 - had the 2nd meeting to review progress on the update. My sense is that the coders are a little behind schedule. We did have a good discussion on enhancements such as integrating other payment options (eg, PayPal) into the site.
June 8 - I met with the site designers this week. They have the basic layout for the site done, and are working o... [more]
URNA 2.0 New Main Page First Look (Jun 8, 2015)
Pam - June 8 2015
These are screen shots of the new main page for urnotalone.com. All pages will automatically adjust to the screen size. They are still very rough, but will give you an idea of what's coming.
One of the goals is a greater emphasis on information and new... [more]
URNA Announcement: Change of Ownership (Mar 30, 2015)
The Change of Ownership of URNA is complete. Ownership of URNA is now in the hands of Pamela, who will be able to devote a lot more of her time to URNA than I've been able to over the last year. Pamela has been slowly familiarizing herself with the Administration of the site and little by little, sh... [more]
New URNA Chat Room Mods (Mar 10, 2015)
As many have noticed and already commented to me, URNA has a few new Chat Room Moderators or Mods. Since some have asked, I thought I would share how I went about making the choices.
URNA means a lot to me just like many of you. I have a strategic vision that I apply to every decision... [more]
Deadly Cyclone Pam Leaves Vanuatu, Targets New Zealand (Mar 1, 2015)
accuweather.com - Kristina Pydynowski
At least eight people are dead in the wake of powerful Tropical Cyclone Pam, which is now tracking toward northern New Zealand. Despite undergoing some weakening, Pam remains a dangerous tropical cyclone with its strength equal to that of a Catego... [more]
URNA Maintenance Complete, Disk Replaced (Jan 13, 2015)
There were disk issues which were causing problems for our Subscription holders. As a result, our Hosting Company had to take the site offline to clone the disk and replace it. This was completed around 7pm Eastern US Time on Tuesday, January 13th. Everything should be working fine now. Sorry for th... [more]
Happy Holidays and Happy New Year! (Jan 1, 2015)
Hi, it's Jon, your Host. First off, I want to wish everyone Happy Holidays and a Happy New Year!
I also wanted to let everyone know that I'm taking Monday's off during December and some days off here and there. On weekends and when I'm taking a day off, I don't go near my computer. Be... [more]
Server Upgrade (Sep 11, 2014)
Thursday, September 11th.
Much of the site is working properly, unfortunately we had to move back to our old hardware.
If you do run into any issues, please report them via the Support Request link at the bottom of the pages.
Dan is working on a total re... [more]
Jennifer Leitham - Triple Play Project (Feb 20, 2014)
With less than 3 days left in the Triple Play Project, it's crunch time, and with your donations we can reach our goal. Please join the elite 98 folks who have joined together to help make this dream a partial rea... [more]
Dan and Jon at Club xTra on 11-2 - Saturday evening (Nov 1, 2013)
Dan's visiting Hollywood, FL. Dan and I will be at Club xTra in Hollywood, FL Saturday night, 11/2 and will get there at 10pm and stay until closing at 2am. Stop by and say Hi if you're in the area. I'm always around, but this is the 1st time that Dan's visiting in well over a year.
Temptress Is Back With A Vengeance!!! (Oct 29, 2012)
Temptress Is Back With A Vengeance!!!
Launches Outrageous Website, Announces Reunion Show
October 21, 2012, New York City, NY – Temptress is back with a vengeance, launching a new website that is “All Temptress, All The Time” and promises to follow the wild world... [more]
This is a heartfelt request from me to all of my friends and fans. I am asking your indulgence in reading this rather wordy post. Your support in this competition would mean so much, I humbly ask for your votes.
Many of you are aware of the award winning d... [more]
The Queer Man's Guide for Straight Girls (Sep 8, 2012)
Many of you know Dan as the webmaster here at URNA. Some of you have met him, most of you have not.
Did you know he's been working on a book? For about six years, Dan has been taking notes, experiencing life and generally trying to make sense of things.
He's releasing ... [more]
We're Back! Jon and Vicky were on Vacation: 11-12 to 11-27 (Nov 28, 2011)
eMail sent to Jon between 11/11 and the morning of 11/28 will have to be resent!
Vicky and I were on vacation in Puerto Rico from Saturday, 11/12 through Sunday, 11/27. So much eMail piled up while we were gone that it was impossible to pull it from our eMail server (over 100,000 eMai... [more]
Jon and Vicky on Vacation: 11-12 to 11-27 (Nov 27, 2011)
Well, it's that time of the year again so here's our usual Heads Up. Vicky and I will be on a much needed vacation in Puerto Rico from Saturday, 11/12 through Sunday, 11/27. We will not be online during this time period, so if you have general questions or issues regarding URNA, please send them via... [more]
September TParty Special Guest - Mistress Victoria Sapphire (Sep 24, 2011)
Hey gang, just a brief teaser. The URNA TParty is going to have a very special guest this month. Mistress Victoria Sapphire will be gracing us with her presence.
We have more details coming, so stay tuned.
Check out here website at http://www.victoriasapphire.com/!
Join Dan on Google+ (Sep 2, 2011)
Social networking sites come and go. Remember Friendster? Then there was MySpace, and of course, Facebook.
Google Plus (Google+) has the potential to be a true game changer. If you use google for search, or picasa for photos, or google maps, or gmail for mail, then you might have an i... [more]