Hopefully getting data from australia back soon

I just geve my address, so I think that means that iPaska is preparing to mail it to me.
Not sure how long it will take to get here from all the way over there, but at least I will have my data.


DMV C-41 summary

I made it
pretty cool
not verbose though


New Radicals - You Get What You Give

top 25


hahahaha boston lost

let's all point and laugh, i'm gonna say they won't win again until at least 2090.
Let's go Yankees!


Registrar Nameservers changed

So now GoDaddy has the right stuff, but not the Registry yet. I'm guessing the DNS stuff starts propogting not long after that. Different ISPs take very different ammounts of time to do that part.

Whois Server Version 1.3

Domain names in the .com and .net domains can now be registered
with many different competing registrars. Go to http://www.internic.net
for detailed information.

Domain Name: CTENGEL.NET
Whois Server: whois.godaddy.com
Referral URL: http://registrar.godaddy.com
Updated Date: 04-oct-2005
Creation Date: 13-jul-2004
Expiration Date: 13-jul-2008

>>> Last update of whois database: Thu, 6 Oct 2005 14:05:48 EDT <<<
NOTICE: The expiration date displayed in this record is the date the
registrar's sponsorship of the domain name registration in the registry is
currently set to expire. This date does not necessarily reflect the expiration
date of the domain name registrant's agreement with the sponsoring
registrar. Users may consult the sponsoring registrar's Whois database to
view the registrar's reported date of expiration for this registration.

TERMS OF USE: You are not authorized to access or query our Whois
database through the use of electronic processes that are high-volume and
automated except as reasonably necessary to register domain names or
modify existing registrations; the Data in VeriSign Global Registry
Services' ("VeriSign") Whois database is provided by VeriSign for
information purposes only, and to assist persons in obtaining information
about or related to a domain name registration record. VeriSign does not
guarantee its accuracy. By submitting a Whois query, you agree to abide
by the following terms of use: You agree that you may use this Data only
for lawful purposes and that under no circumstances will you use this Data
to: (1) allow, enable, or otherwise support the transmission of mass
unsolicited, commercial advertising or solicitations via e-mail, telephone,
or facsimile; or (2) enable high volume, automated, electronic processes
that apply to VeriSign (or its computer systems). The compilation,
repackaging, dissemination or other use of this Data is expressly
prohibited without the prior written consent of VeriSign. You agree not to
use electronic processes that are automated and high-volume to access or
query the Whois database except as reasonably necessary to register
domain names or modify existing registrations. VeriSign reserves the right
to restrict your access to the Whois database in its sole discretion to ensure
operational stability. VeriSign may restrict or terminate your access to the
Whois database for failure to abide by these terms of use. VeriSign
reserves the right to modify these terms at any time.

The Registry database contains ONLY .COM, .NET, .EDU domains and
The data contained in Go Daddy Software, Inc.'s WhoIs database,
while believed by the company to be reliable, is provided "as is"
with no guarantee or warranties regarding its accuracy. This
information is provided for the sole purpose of assisting you
in obtaining information about domain name registration records.
Any use of this data for any other purpose is expressly forbidden without the prior written
permission of Go Daddy Software, Inc. By submitting an inquiry,
you agree to these terms of usage and limitations of warranty. In particular,
you agree not to use this data to allow, enable, or otherwise make possible,
dissemination or collection of this data, in part or in its entirety, for any
purpose, such as the transmission of unsolicited advertising and
and solicitations of any kind, including spam. You further agree
not to use this data to enable high volume, automated or robotic electronic
processes designed to collect or compile this data for any purpose,
including mining this data for your own personal or commercial purposes.

Please note: the registrant of the domain name is specified
in the "registrant" field. In most cases, Go Daddy Software, Inc.
is not the registrant of domain names listed in this database.

. . .

Registered through: GoDaddy.com
Domain Name: CTENGEL.NET
Created on: 13-Jul-04
Expires on: 13-Jul-08
Last Updated on: 06-Oct-05

Administrative Contact:
. . .

Technical Contact:
. . .

Domain servers in listed order:


I have hosting again!
I'm going to have GoDaddy switch the nameservers soon.


Yankess win+Red Sox win=

One step on our way to a Boston-free ALCS (I don't want a repeat of last year)

hosted sites

PS: It turns out that trying to get to any page on any subdomain leads here, so it's quite possible you weren't even looking for ctengel.net. In that case, I'm sorry about the downtime, but whatever site you're trying to get to was probably getting free hosting. If you are/were involved with running it, send me an e-mail. Otherwise, be patient. If you are seeing this message, then my site is still down. If you come back later and get 404 for a while, then send me an e-mail to remind me to fix it. Thanks.

so i guess not hard to update

UPDATE: ctengel.net e-mail back up; fixing contact info

Email us at: webmaster@ctengel.net
Visit us at: http://engleman.blogspot.com/

Hell Yeah

I got my domain back!
See the page I put at http://www.ctengel.net/

We've been down since Saturday September 24, or something like that. The domain successfully transferred officially yesterday (October 3). Between then and now, there was some page that made it look like "the bad guys" got it, but luckily that's not true. GoDaddy just put that there, but they are also letting me put this page up for free. This will be here until I find web hosting. (I was expecting the transfer to occur 5 buisness days after, but it happened in 5 days.) My e-mail should also be up and running now, but just in case, I put my gmail address below. To get the details on all that has between the Saturday my site died and now, see my blog (link below). Also, any further updates the web hosting situation will be posted there, since I don't know how easy it will be to update this text.

Oh yeah, I like that logo. It might find its way onto a permenant site.
Oh yeah, that e-mail address definetely works. So if your mailserver decided to give up on me, please resend it.
I'm still probably going to go with Made2Own. I just want to make sure everything is settled with the domain before that. (Most importantly, my contact info still sucks, due to the fact that the domain is locked. I'm just deciding whether its safe or not to make the contact info be my GoDaddy-hosted e-mail or if its better to use GMail. After that I'm still unsure if I want to use whatever Made2Own gives me. I do need to unlock the domain to change nameservers, so perhaps I'll wait until then.)


sox are in; i know why cleveland had to lose yesterday

red sox are in cuz all they needed was for either sock to win today; they both did, and now both socks are in
the reason that cleveland had to lose yesterday for the yankees to clinch was that it eliminated the possibility of a three-way-tie, which would have had to been settled by other means then by just taking the one with a better record than the other

Postseason Set


now i know why the announcer needed to go over the charles

Yesterdy, on FOX, I watched the Yankees clinch the AL East plus the pregame show. (I just missed right around 2 for about 5 minutes.)
The thing is, I didn't realize why. I thought all the Yankees had won was a place in the playoffs if the Indians had lost.
During the pregame show, they put something like this on the screen:

NYY wins, CLE loses: NYY clinches AL East
BOS wins, CLE loses: BOS clinches playoffs

I didn't get it from the start. Weren't the Yankees and Red Sox tied? So then why would the result be different. I tried to calculate it in my head myself, and I came to the conclusion that the bit about the Yankees must be wrong. They were in the same positions as the Red Sox. Besides, what difference would Cleveland make to the winner of the AL east? (I still don't understand that.)
Anyway, I just went on watching the game thinking that. In the beginning, the announcer said they needed someone to come over the river from MIT. (MIT and Fenway are opposite each other on the Charles River.) I thought they were just exaggerating. I was wrong.
I was surprised as hell at the end when everyone started celebrating Joe Torre's 8th AL East title.
Here's where I went wrong: Shane and I were discussing all the different crazy possibilites on Wednesday afternoon. I joked that I should have wrote a prorgram to calculate them; I should have, but it would have been wrong anyway. Shane told me that a guy from the Yanks and a guy from the Sox met at MLB HQ to flip a coin deciding where the playoff game on Monday would have been. I thought this game would happen if the Yankees and the Red Sox were tied.
But there is an obscure rule (obscure simply because its so rare that a division is tied), that states that if there is a tie between two teams, then the one with the better record against the other wins. If that is also tied, then that is the only reason why they'd need to play the Monday game.
The New York Times explained it to me well in a very short article in Section 8, Page 3, apropriately entitled, "Wny the Yankees Clinched the East."
So even if Boston wins today, the Yankees will still have a better recored vs. the Red Sox.
(I still want the us to win Cleveland to win; we have bad luck when meeting the Red Sox in the ALCS. That would cause a playoff between the two tomorrow at Fenway.)
Wait, actually I lie. I wanted the White Sox to win yesterday, thinking that the Yankees were in the same boat as the Sox, and that the white sock winning and the red losing would guarantee our spot in the playoffs. I still don't understand why the FOX pregame said that Cleveland had to lose for the Yankees to clinch the AL East. Either a typo or another obscure rule...

Anyway, I congratulate the Yankees on their triumph over the Red Sox yet agian in winninng the AL East, and wish them better luck in the playoffs this year. I actually just want to make sure the Yankees will win a World Series before 2086.


google blog search

you can use that thing on the blue bar on top to search this blog. it doesn't work 100%, but it isn't bad.

E-Mail from eNom or iPaska

Got this in the mail yesterday:

Dear Customer,

We have received a request to transfer the domain name ctengel.net to Go Daddy Software, Inc. As the legal registrant of this domain name, only you can authorize such transfer.

If you did not request this transfer and wish for us to reject it on your behalf, please send a request to http://domain.ipaska.com.

Innovative Paska Pty Ltd

Most obvious thing is that eNom is not mentioned here at all. That and the fact that I didn't get it within 24 hours leads me to believe that iPaska sent it upon prompting from eNom. It was also probably automatically generated (domain.ipaska.com is still unresolvable), but from where? Most iPaska stuff is down.
Also, it doesn't look a thing like the ICANN form for this situation.
So maybe it came from eNom (perhaps iPaska has an agreement with them that the iPaska name gets branded on any communiction), but I think eNom would get the format right. Also, eNom isn't anywhere in the headers. (iPaska isn't either.)
I'm gonna guess that this e-mail originated from the iPaska camp.
In other news, this is what iPaska is now telling those who are keeping it with them:
Our domain name management systems are currently offline. We expect to have them back online and fully operational within 5-14 days.

During this outage, if you would like to make any changes to your domain name please contact us by clicking the following email address.

If you wish to purchase additional domains, we recommend you either wait until our systems are fully operational or seek an alternative provider

So they are not having it any better than me. I'll have complete direct control of mine on Wednesday. (Friday the latest if the post-approval process takes a while.) They may not two weeks from now.
I just hope everything runs smoothly with mine.

PS: Let's go Yankees and White Sox.