Various and sundre thoughts, clippings and material from all over the internet.
Getting there with the new website
It's taken a while - but I'm getting the new website setup over at www.istudio.ca. It's going to be called Cooper's Place and is a little more advanced than the last one. It's a bit of a challenge - since I'm trying to make it for mobile as well as regular web, and working on a biography at the same time.
The biography is called Shooter in the City and will be showing my work and will be for sale on the site - et al. Stay tuned for updates.
A Googley e-mail issue
firstname.lastname@example.org - cole.cooper@ gmail.com and email@example.com Once upon a time - October 6, 2004 to be exact - I was one of the first users of Google email beta after getting an invite for the Beta. At the time - I had a Hotmail address for Obandrinker@homtail.com, plus a Shaw @ home address. So after a few minutes in the old system,
I ended up with my name in gmail as firstname.lastname@example.org. Using that account, I set up this blog and my Google+ services, and my Google Plus page.
And there the fun begins. Back in 2004 there were not many Cole Coopers on the internet. It was a fairly uncommon name. There are a lot more now. There is a football player Cole Cooper on Twitter at @coopball, There is even a Marvel Cole Cooper character at the Daily Bugle. Facebook pages, and a colecooper.com Which is fine - I don't mind, they seem to have the right guy on their email addresses and I'm not vain enough to think my name is exclusive.
What I do mind i…
Well, I just looked at the blog log. This is post number 1,003. A Thousand postings. And here is the old issue coming up again. This time from a church of all things.
So here's the note I sent to the pastor of the church who emailed me.
Dear Pastor XXXX; Please, could you contact the Cole Cooper who is your in the parish? He has given you the address of email@example.com for his email address - which is my address, the story of it is below:
A Googley e-mail issue Sending to firstname.lastname@example.org - cole.cooper@ gmail.com and email@example.com will all come to my address.
Once upon a time - October 6, 2004, to be exact - I was one of the first users of Google email beta after getting an invite for the Beta. At the time - I had a Hotmail address for Obandrinker@hotmail.com, plus a Shaw @ home address. So after a few minutes in the old system, I ended up with my name in Gmail firstname.lastname@example.org. Using that account, I set up this blog and my Google+ services, and my Google…
For the last year - I've been housesitting while I downsize my stuff. The lease is up and I just got the notice that the contractors will be putting on the finishing touches to a new apartment. I'm getting my keys on March 30th - and start in the new place on April 1.