Posts Tagged ‘site stuff’

We are not becoming a sales based site…

Monday, December 31st, 2012

…just wanted to reassure you that the goals of bumphlegm have not changed – we still strive to hold up a broken mirror to all that is (including ourselves)… The increase in buy this, buy that links for products and in the front page at the moment is because over the years (5 of them now – crikey) we have had a large number of requests for certain posts we have created to be made available as stickers, t-shirts etc and well, as this site costs us money we figured why the hell not. If we can cover the price of our servers (or even just domain name registrations) each year we think that would be a nice thing. We are not selling anything that isn’t a bumphlegm original creation here – we have avoided putting google ads or black label ads etcetera on the site on purpose – we want what we do (essentially we see it as art – you may have a different opinion) to remain untainted and your visit here to be a little sanctuary away from all the annoying viral like marketing that exists on the internet these days. Cripes – you can tell I am being serious when I call the internet the internet. As one may have noticed we are musicians as well as visual artists and have always believed that music is something one does for pleasure, not profit. Selling music and art is a grey area in my mind. I am not sure how I feel about it. I guess, if you enjoy what we do, be it musically or visually, then if you have the money support us by buying something you like from our site. You can then enjoy the fact that you own something unique, that isn’t produced en masse and in the case of the music you are supporting us by way of providing us with more time to put towards these pursuits than what we do to earn the dollars that buy us the majority of our limited freedom. Much to the annoyance of my friends, I firmly believe that if we lived in an anarcho based system the artists would still have to be ploughing the fields just as much as anyone else. Getting back to the sales stuff as soon as we integrate the shop properly, other than a discreet link at the bottom of posts if the item can be bought, the only way to be bombarded by our products is to choose to click on the Merchandise / Shop page. Anyway, ramble is now over. Oh and for all you who follow the Gregorian calendar – happy fucking new year.

We’re back, bitches!

Friday, November 9th, 2012

After an eight month hiatus we are back again to continue the absurdity.
Please endure the changes to the site as they are implemented.

[sigh]

Saturday, January 9th, 2010

RAID 6 – 3 drive critical failure..
4.5TB of data lost..
adaptec and seagate both blame each other..
now secret seagate firmware..
and we wait all over again.

at what point does one start to trust their “redundant” storage?

this will result in a post slow down – on top of the last 5 years of general data, we just lost the last 24 months of where is your god now – the torso jesus collection, a whole heap of birthday party and nick cave rare stuff, all our original video, audio and psd files and most works in progress…blah blah blah…

some server stuff going on..

Saturday, October 31st, 2009

we will be changing servers at some point
expect some downtime soonish
not that you can read this if you come when we are offline…

so now we put up 404 messages as posts?

Friday, February 20th, 2009

yeah look i realise that its kinda dumb posting one of our 404 pages in the blog (is that what this is??) but after i made this one i chuckled and chuckled and then i coughed for a bit but then after i finished coughing i chuckled some more. a little while later i felt bad but then the feelings of guilt etc were overwhelmed by more chuckling… i could go on – maybe tell you about the indigestion i’ve had all day or how i won’t wash my clothes in laundromats for fear of catching some weird virus spread by washing machines…but at the end of the day you don’t care about any of that so i’ll sum up just by saying that i hope there is somewhere i can go to get some over priced flavoured balls of calcium carbonate to help ease this pain. i think i’m gonna stop eating bread. its no good. anyway…

error 404: file not found

you can’t change stoopid..

Monday, February 16th, 2009

hooray for goatse inspired favicons…

server games

Saturday, November 29th, 2008

…we might be offline a couple of times over the next few days…
when? nobody knows
for how long? nobody cares
but we will be back we promise

Post slow down

Tuesday, February 19th, 2008

been a bit slack with posts this last week or so…will get back to daily posts in the next few days…sorry..