Monday, October 14, 2002

hotlinking and pornoclips, (and rambling)
So, checking this morning's stats, another gigabyte gone over the weekend, totalling 5 gb's for 3 days! Before I continue my rant, I should "fess up" to having done the same thing - using someone's URL (and their bandwidth) rather than saving the pic, uploading it, and then hosting it myself (using my own bandwidth) - if you check my pages still on geocities, you are sure to see a few pics like that. So I don't want to sound like a total idiot being pissed off at someone else doing what I have also done. But by the time I noticed, his page already had nearly 500 hits in less than one day, and he had 4 of my images on there! Plus, the link directly to the 2 videoclips. So now that the "cat's out of the bag" so to speak, in terms of a heavily-trafficked porno discussion board, I have to be very careful in the future about posting clips and getting massive usage that I won't be able to afford. I don't want to do a special "password protected" thing - it's a pain in the ass, I don't want to have to worry about who I give it to, I prefer to be a bit more spontaneous about posting stuff when the mood hits, and if readers dig it, cool. But I've already been asked to use AIM to send full movies! (I mean, go rent a video already, dude!) I didn't post the specific webpage that did the hotlinking, since I suspected that it was one of those "gee look what I found" things, with no real thought behind the guy (me) paying for the usage, and he may well not have anticipated the interest in Dellasandro taking it up the ass (actually, I liked the blowjob stuff more myself, but that's merely a personal preference, perhaps a well-known one at this point...). So I need to give some thought to how, or if, I post more videos in the future. It's a lot of work, but it is something I get a big kick out of, finding stuff I think is cool and sharing it.

And, on that subject, I must say that I've been really lucky in that several generous people have donated, or have promised to donate, some porn, jockstraps, long underwear, etc. - and some guys even added some extra $$ a few weeks back when I was "giving away" ( I charged the shipping cost) some of my old duped tapes. So I want them to know I am really grateful, and I'd also like other readers to know that their fellow readers have been helping out (that's not meant as a guilt trip at all, it's meant as a "if you like the site, other folks have helped out, too" kinda thing) - and yes, I am STILL accepting donations..... But you should know, I sell most of the stuff - but after looking thru, making notes for my pornology pages, and yes, keep a few choice items, - and this helps me pay my personal bills, not just for the website. But I really hate to see good (or even bad) porn go to waste (did I mention cockrings, too?)- so if it's just taking up space in a drawer, box, or closet, let me know and we can work out something. I think somebody promised some porn if I put those full-size jockstrap pics up. Should I do it?