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The Day BlancheNoE saved the Ark from a slow decomission and she did not even know about it.

I figure this probably won't be seen by anyone... unless I push it out through the mail system... but I was thinking about in a year period no longer paying for the Ark.  It seems that some folks have moved on, some folks are not getting along, some folks grew up, and some folks are smarter than the guy keeping a candle lit. 

My plan was to send out notification to everyone that the Ark has a  year,  I've actually been practicing with AI software to convert and upscale old videos to…


Added by Chig on November 16, 2022 at 10:27pm — 4 Comments

I don't know if anyone out there will see this, but maybe those that do will find it interesting.

Here is a story about a web video hosting service we all once knew:

How Google had a hand in what happened:

Added by Chig on October 25, 2019 at 11:21pm — 6 Comments

New Years

Here’s to a year in which we can laugh at the silliness we are while on our journeys. Here’s to finding light and being able to admit when we don’t possess all the answers. Here’s to recognizing the brevity of time we have and being able to utilize it in the most meaningful and fulfilling ways. Here is to being and doing all we hope and expect from others. Here’s to the rewarding of empathy and effort we see in each other with the same, even when we don’t see it in the same light. Here’s to…


Added by Chig on December 28, 2018 at 10:39pm — 2 Comments

Happy 4th of July to the American Ark members.

Please remember to be sensitive to those in other countries who may not celebrate the American holiday.

Thank you,

The management.…


Added by Chig on July 4, 2018 at 1:19pm — No Comments

A suspended member is asking why they were suspended.

I think this was the same user from Vloggerheads named Phantom Vision, but I can't be sure.   If anyone has knowledge as to what lead to a suspension on the Ark, please message me.   It is a question asked to which I don't have an answer.



Added by Chig on September 10, 2017 at 10:09pm — 4 Comments

LOG IN.... Important.

Noticed that the default log in page is not secured. 

To log in secured, simply type HTTPS://  infront of the log in URL


Added by Chig on March 28, 2017 at 2:00am — 2 Comments


I am still seeing some issues with The Ark regarding permissions.   It would appear NIng is still buggy since migrating some of there server info.   So sorry guys.   You may notice that not logging into the Ark may get you a slightly different experience than being logged in.   This is not by Syd's  design, and I have not altered any permissions or setting from the way Syd set up the Ark. I promise you.

Let me know of any issues that really hinder your ability to share on this…


Added by Chig on December 28, 2016 at 12:30pm — 2 Comments

Real quick question.

Hi all.

We had a video and comments go missing recently.   Anyone know anything about it?   Just trying to determine if there are site issues in the code, or just some fat fingering.

Stay warm and toasty mis amigos.

Let's kick 2017 off with some new videos.   :-)

Added by Chig on December 27, 2016 at 11:42am — 2 Comments

Are we good?

It seems to have taken Ning a better part of a week to get some site issues fixed.   I am not sure they have been communicative though with the creators of the various sites.   I get that, because when at work I was involved in upgrade or downtime.. you worked the problem / plan  first then communicated once everything that happened was understood, and a root cause analysis or summation of downtime was underway following the event.   As a forewarning was lacking, I am guessing this was not a…


Added by Chig on September 28, 2016 at 11:00am — No Comments

The downtime experience yesterday, and Ning news.

I think this is good news....

The company which bought Ning out a few years back... (probably around the time that Ning development ceased and support started to flounder)  has closed its doors abruptly.

Here is the article:

Mode Media shuts down.

After several hours having taken Ning down, Ning came back, and…


Added by Chig on September 17, 2016 at 9:54am — 10 Comments

Life Boats?

The old boat seems sturdy and continues to float here on Ning... so no worries (breathe easy) ,   However as Captain, I have  responsibility for the safety of the crew and  of the crew's quarters.   I am looking around for the life boats should we run into any rough / choppy waters.   Anyone know anything about the following sites, or any other suggestions?…


Added by Chig on September 14, 2016 at 1:06pm — 3 Comments

Ark 2.0

Ahoy!  Just an update... The process to keep the Ark afloat is underway.   I haven't told the current captain this yet, but I am going to throw the leg irons on her to make sure she doesn't jump overboard.  I hope she will stay on as an administrator.    Thought I might start with a request to maybe change the motto from "Whatever floats your boat..." to something new to reflect our current struggles.   Something like "I think we are gonna need a smaller boat".  LOL.

Post your motto…


Added by Chig on September 9, 2016 at 11:17am — 12 Comments

I have to....

I love this woman's voice.    I love Portishead.   So I love when she covers portishead.  BTW this Friday Lisa Hannigan has a new CD out.   YAY!   later this fall in Berlin, both She and Damien Rice will be performing at the same 5 day event.  I am so hoping they might bury the hatchet and do one or two songs together.   But I wont hold my breath.

Added by Chig on August 17, 2016 at 10:28pm — 5 Comments


Tobie2 found this artist.  Thought I would share a little Christmas awww from her.

Added by Chig on December 14, 2015 at 6:57pm — 4 Comments

Attention Firefly fans.....

The time at last has arrived (well it will in two days)

Looks like lots of fun. Check out the crowd sourcing vids if you don't believe me...

Con Man Indiegogo Campaign from…


Added by Chig on September 28, 2015 at 6:00pm — 2 Comments

Where the heck was Red Bull? Score one for the american nerd.

I just stumbled across that Felix Baumgartner doesn't hold the record for highest free fall anymore.

Score one for the Amerian nerds.   Sorry Austrian athletes.

Added by Chig on July 4, 2015 at 12:16pm — 4 Comments

I think I am a few months away from my hosting month..... but here is the head start....

... I thought I would give y'all some extra time to pull the vids together.

Imagine that there is a video playing at your funeral  or wake  in the future.  You edit it.   How would you edit  or want to be remembered?   

Added by Chig on May 26, 2015 at 9:30pm — 4 Comments

Latest El Miner

Send Jose some love if you are on youtube....

Never heard this combination before.... pretty cool.

Added by Chig on April 28, 2015 at 10:27pm — 3 Comments

Happy Holidays 2014. In memorium

Sorry to be scarce as of late.   Lots of things happening on my end.

Anyhow, I can't quite speak on this at the moment but I lost one of my furry children today.

Sophia Pia,   always a comfort and always greeted me insisting on a kiss when I came home. …


Added by Chig on December 19, 2014 at 4:00pm — 8 Comments

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