Thursday, October 2, 2008

I Do Not Know What Rogers Is Doing 2

I looked recently and you can still access the spreadsheets on my site via this blog. I just cannot update them.

My Internet Service Provider (ISP) is Rogers. They have this Rogers/Yahoo thing that it is Yahoo that provides Roger’s customers with a free internet site. All ISP provide this feature, whether or not people are aware of it. Anyway, it is to be ad free. It is sort of. I do not get the ads that Yahoo puts on their “free” sites. I do get those annoying little Yahoo boxes instead. I have not been able to get into my Rogers/Yahoo site for the past 3 days. At first, it was only via their Rogers/Yahoo main sign in site. Now I cannot access it via File Transfer Protocol (FTP).

Anytime I try to access the Rogers/Yahoo site I get a site that asks me to purchase an ad free web site from yahoo for $8.95 a month. This is not what it appears to be. All these “monthly” deals want you to pay 12 - 24 months of fees upfront when you sign up. Yahoo sites are not great deals when it comes to web sites. They are expensive and have limited features.

What I did was sign up with a US Web Sit Provider for $4.95 a month ($US) for 24 months. That is I paid $118.80 $US. No matter what our currency is at, this is a better deal. It also has unlimited space and unlimited bandwidth and is feature heavy.

One of the downsides to some US providers is their moral codes, which, if you violate they can terminate your contract and take down your web site and you have no recourse. (Always read the conditions you accept when signing up for anything on the web, or anywhere else for that matter.) The Blue Host company I signed up with will not tolerate pornography or swearing. Since I plan to talk about investments, and swearing is not really my thing, this does not bother me.

Now that I have a brand new site, I have to set it up and get it going. I had decided some months ago to revamp my site, so I will finish that and get it going as soon as I can.

This blog is meant for educational purposes only, and is not to provide investment advice. Before making any investment decision, you should always do your own research or consult an investment professional. See my website at for a list of the stocks for which I have put up spreadsheets on my web site.

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