The Sunny Side

Pics, flicks and notes about my musical friends and family in and around Old Town Eureka, California.
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Location: Eureka, California, United States

My front porch in Old Town Eureka is known as The Sunny Side. Southern exposure, protected from the wind, it is an ideal place to sit and play old timey tunes and watch the parade go by.

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Google Blunder

No more speculations as to why Google has retired the great and very popular Google Page Creator service. A Google employee has finally answered my question in a Google help group by informing me that it was never the intention for Google Pages to be used as a free file hosting service. And in conjunction with Google Apps it has been very popular as a web site host. I have spent much time in the Apps help group instructing Apps users in how to host their web sites in Pages, create custom urls, mess with DNS entries and have been rewarded by Google with goods and electronic rewards. I honestly thought that Pages web hosting was a generous act of goodwill for the Google community. But I now understand that it was in fact an ill-conceived blunder. I guess I'll have to make do with Sites or Blogger as a free web site. Oh well, I've spent too much time online anyway.


Blogger hyperglobalbuzz said... allows Internet users to create and publish interactive web pages in

minutes. Visit and creating a user account,

selecting your own unique URL and pasting your widgets into your page with a friendly

WYSIWYG (What-You-See-Is-What-You-Get) editor.

9:40 AM  
Blogger hucktunes said...

Not the same thing. The beauty of Google services is that with an Apps account you can use in your domain's CNAME record, rename the Google service and enter it into the record. Fer instance, I named this site I entered blog in the CNAME record of with the address and that url directs to this site. I could as easily call this site www, or biteme, or anything I want. Google Sites is also a wysiwyg editor with widgets that Google calls Gadgets. Here's one that I called welcome, I can as easily call it www. With Pages I can upload an html file, call it, say otm, and because I call Pages www when somebody goes to they are directed to the file at And that, my friend, is the Google service that is being replaced by Sites.

11:39 AM  

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