I recently received information regarding my Web domain and learned that the National Telecommunications and Information Agency was going to make public the information attached to .us domains. The last thing I really want is to be inundated with companies trying to sell me services that I really donâ€™t want. So I decided to purchase a .net domain. For the next month or so, I will continue to have both in production, but the .us domain will be replaced by the .net. I will spend the next month reviewing my site and cleaning up any references to the new address.
Since Iâ€™m in the process of making these changes, I also plan on testing a dynamic blog. This may require another site redesign.
In the meantime, if youâ€™ve already bookmarked my site, please change it to brianshah.net.
To learn more about .us domains, please read the following article. Iâ€™ll admit that it is a little extreme, but its basic point is evident.
Americans Deserve Privacy Web site
Packers coach Mike Sherman cut todayâ€™s pre-practice press conference short when a reporterâ€™s cell phone rang during the conference. Sherman did what Iâ€™ve always wanted to do when someoneâ€™s phone rings at the most inopportune time; he left and scolded the entire press core. I support him for his decision.
However, Dan Pompei of the Sporting News disagrees. He mentioned that cell phones are a necessary evil today. I agree that cell phones are necessary for many. But many modern phones have â€œmannerâ€ modes that allow a silent, vibrating ring, so I donâ€™t buy his argument. I have been in quiet settings where my phone has rung in manner mode, and nobody was the wiser.
I truly hate owning a cell phone, and I donâ€™t use it often. If and when I do need to use it in public, I use it in an inconspicuous area and normally keep my voice down. If it rings and Iâ€™m busy because Iâ€™m with someone, it is usually in manner mode and gets ignored; thatâ€™s why I have voice mail. I would prefer others do the same when they are around me; failure to do so may result in my leaving (which many may prefer anyway).
PackersNews.com: After cell rings, Packers hang up
The Sporting News editorial: Packers overreact to a ringing cell phone