Sunday, April 30, 2006

New Website Update FINALLY Up!

Yes, at long last - the remainder of the reference materials AND two new shows are up right now!

Radio Free New York

Now let's hope I didn't exceed the allowable server space! LOL!

Petezs

Thursday, April 27, 2006

RFNY Web Site Update Coming

Hey Everybody,

Just wanted to post the latest on what's going on with the Radio Free New York site, since it's been sitting pretty much dormant since New Year's.

I've been working on a big upgrade of the site. I finally got a working scanner I like (hoo-ray!), so I have been scanning all the documents that SHOULD be up (as well as re-scanning some of the nasty-looking old ones). Rather than put everything up in dribs and drabs, I wanted to wait until I am ready to "go live" with the new materials before I do an update.

I also have a batch of new shows ready to go up and perhaps an additional picture page. I have learned that the site's storage is almost at 98% full, so I will have to work accordingly. I'd love to have endless space to post EVERYTHING, but what can you do.

I may even change the design eventually. This was my FIRST excursion into web design, and there are a lot of things I'd like to change, but that is a ways down the road.

So fret not - RFNY.us is alive and well and will be better than ever very soon.

In Other News...

Congratulations to Tony Snow for being named White House Press Secretary yesterday. Tony's a great guy who I have had the pleasure of working with on occasion, and hey - he's addicted to Smarties like me, so he's definitely ready to take on the job!

I'm sure he'll be more-than-capable of keeping the ravenous blood-sucking leeches that ARE the White House Press Corps in line. Best of luck!

Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Some "United 93" Feedback

The TriBeCa Film Festival opened in New York last night, and the first film spooled was the controversial "United 93", which depicts the events that took place on board the ill-fated flight on September 11th, 2001.

With one decent take on this already done in made-for-TV form, this is Hollywood's first go at the topic. Thankfully - and suprisingly - the initial feedback I am seeing is pretty positive (i.e., the film is rooted in facts, low on embellishment and does not cut corners to appease people).

Blogger Debbie Schlussel was there and gives her take HERE.

Props and thanks to Tammy Bruce for the review link.

Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Until Next Year...

The NHL season came limping to an end for the hapless Islanders, with a 4-1 poorly-played loss to the Flyers. A perfect way to sum up the entire season.

It's becoming incresingly difficult to watch this once-great franchise - which used to be the benchmark for the NHL - fall further and further into the depths of dispair, thanks to mad management and idiotic ownership.

Every year, those four Stanley Cups get smaller and smaller in the rear-view mirror.

Let's not even talk about all the bells and (literal) whistles the NHL added to "bring fans back" this year. Between the never-ending penalty calls and the super-ridiculous "Euro-Shootout" tie-breakers, just watching hockey proved to be an annoying exercise.

Much as I did with last year's baseball post-season, I guess I'll keep an eye on the NHL playoffs...when I can. At the very least, for the first round, I can be a tempoarary Devils fan.

Monday, April 10, 2006

RFNY Site News...and Opening Day!

Hewwo Evwybody!

I know, it's been a while sing I had anything to say. None of y'all have, either so SHUT UP!

Just kidding!

Since it's been a while, just wanted to let you know that I think I've found a scanner that I'm happy with. It's an HP and it's nice (although based on my last HP experience, the software will probably be clungy and busy, but what can you do). It's an all-in-one, so I'll be able to solve my printer issues as well.

In other bits of important business...the Yankees home opener is tomorrow at 1PM vs. the Royals. As much as I'd love to go, I think my Opening Days are over (too much bad weather, too much "big crowd" nonsense). I'll enjoy it from the comfort of home, nachos and beer at the ready. And no lines for the restroom!

After a shaky road trip out west to begin the season, let's hope the Yanks can get rolling...rolling...rolling...la ta dee da...

Petezs