Epic Fail and Great Success

So, I got all excited from reading a post on lifehacker about embedding a GoogleTalk iframe into a website so that anyone visiting it can chat with you if you are online. They don’t have to be logged into anything, so that people who are casually looking at a website can just say, “hey, I’d like to talk to Adam!” and then be able to do it. No knowledge of usernames or email addresses required.

So I copied the code and pasted it into my about_author page, only to find that there is some error that prevents one from getting to my site!! However, I don’t think it’s a DNS issue on my end, since you can still get to my blahg. So, it must be a server issue at hostsnake.com. I can’t complain too much, since I’m using their free hosting service, but I was really wanting to try out that GoogleTalk thing and my site stopped working immediately after I updated it. Sad. It looks like this:

Proxy Error

The proxy server received an invalid response from an upstream server.
The proxy server could not handle the request GET /.

Reason: DNS lookup failure for: adamcoster.com

I doubt that anyone is reading this blog, but if you are and know what that means, please let me know!

Anyway, on to the Great Success part:

One of the guys in CMAC (Chicago Men’s A Cappella, my singing group, Alex, is representing us in the Mr. University competition on Thursday. His talent portion consists of a solo in Loch Lomond with the rest of the group in the background. We rehearsed it tonight, and the hosts and coordinators couldn’t get enough. I don’t know that we’ll win the thing, but we’ll certainly make a good impression, and perhaps up attendance at our concerts (and maybe attract new members).

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