Whatever happened to the old domains?

As you might remember, the site has gone through quite a number of domain names.

Started off with badinagoodway.com

Then it became thatsjustnotright.com

And now it’s dontlinkthis.net

I used to also have dontlinkthis.com but i stopped renewing and gave that one up (why did i stick with .net and not .com? i have no idea)

dontlinkthis.com is currently for sale for $3,395.. wtf.

I originally had to change the domain from BIAGW to TJNR after switching hosts because my host (solosier.com at the time) was the one that bought the BIAGW domain for me, so it was technically his and not mine, and he wasn’t willing to sell it to me after moving out.

Had to move because the site was outgrowing it’s hosting and kept bringing down his server.

So i moved out and got thatsjustnotright.com.

Solo once posted about the BIAGW domain. Somebody else wanted to take it over.

I also kept trying and asking if he would be willing to sell the domain to me every few years or so. No luck. But i kept stalking that domain for years and saw that it was eventually scooped up by some dude in China. Damn.

So i kept stalking and stalking, hoping that the registration would expire someday and the China dude would forget to renew the domain.

And that day finally came (in 2017) and i was finally able to buy back the badinagoodway.com domain name.

It’s currently point to this site, so you can get to DLT either through dontlinkthis.net or badinagoodway.com.

I wonder if i can get thatsjustnotright.com back.

It’s been a while!

Yup, that’s right. The site is back up! Managed to get the blog restored on a new server and host! Currently still working on getting the forums back up. But everything should be back to how it was before.

So back in January 2021, the site actually died (for real this time, after numerous fake and ‘real’ deaths over the years).

The server the site was hosted on suffered a fatal hardware error sometime in 2018 which left me with no access to the cpanel backend to make a backup and i had no way to move the site out. That old server was essentially abandoned by my old host over the years and it finally crapped out in January 2021.

Turns out that old hosting company got bought by another hosting company and the new management pretty much just left that server to die?

I got in touch with the them and asked if i could get a backup of the site files and databases.

$100! But you can’t put a price on 20+ years of memories.

So i paid up. Anything to get the files back.

They found it though! And i wanted everything.

Long story short, i got back everything i needed. It was just a matter of getting everything restored *someday*.

Well, turns out that day was today!

After a bunch of trial and error, setting up xampp on my PC and getting an offline copy of the site restored, i decided to buy some webhosting and see if i could restore everything for real.

And that’s where we are now!

One thing i couldn’t restore was the old layout.

That old template from 2007 just doesn’t work with the latest version of wordpress but i found something close enough, which is what you’re seeing right now. Maybe i can try get the old layout to work again? We’ll see. But this’ll have to do for now.

And you know what? Going forward, i’m gonna actually start using this thing more. I know blogs are pretty much dead and things will never be like they were in the early 2000’s but what the heck. Might as well put all this effort to good use. I’m going to start posting just random shit every now and then like back in the day.

Not having this stupid website up online these past coupla years, felt like i lost a part of me.

But now i feel whole again. Feels good man.

First and Last post for 2020!

I’m still alive! And this site is still dead! One of the worst things about 2020 is the fact that Covid-19 made Avril Lavigne and Billie Eilish cancel their Asia concert tour dates which i would’ve totally gone to. But hey, maybe they’ll try coming around again in 2021. If everything ever gets back to normal by then.

My favorite pic of these two lovely ladies:

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So how’s everybody doing? Like really, how are you guys?

Me? I’m all good. Married, two kids, same job for the past 15 years. All is good.

Oh and i turned 40 this year. (What. The. Fuck.)

Time flies man, time flies.

If anybody’s reading this, as always, thanks for still coming around and keeping this site alive in your memories. Say hi in the comments so that i know you’re still alive.

It’s less than 30 minutes until the new year rolls over on my side of the world. Have a good new year’s eve all.

Here’s to a better 2021!

First and Last post for 2019!

If you’re seeing this, it means the site is somewhat still functional. Posting still works, and i’m pretty sure commenting still works too. It just takes a really long time for comments to go through (just give it like half a minute), because the server the site is hosted on is just broken beyond repair.

Contacted my host multiple times about it and they haven’t done jack shit to fix things. They don’t care, and i guess i don’t really care either lol. I can’t even remember when i last paid for the hosting. The back end is so broken, i can’t even get into the payment portal thing to send payments even if i wanted to. Host doesn’t seem to care either.

Unfortunately, this also means i’m unable to make a proper backup of the site if i ever wanted to move to another host. But eh, i guess having the site still up for free (albeit in a broken state) is better than nothing (or at least better than paying to keep a dead website up).

Anyhow, nothing much to report on. I still love Avril (waiting for her next tour in Asia), Titanic is still my favorite movie (I’ll never let go) and i’m still bummed Winona Ryder never properly got her boobs out.

Do me a favor. If you’re reading this, try leaving a comment. Ask me anything or whatever. I just wanna see if commenting still works for anybody else.

(I’M PRETTY SURE IT STILL WORKS, IT JUST TAKES A LONG TIME FOR COMMENTS TO GO THROUGH)

4 years ago, a lot of fapping happened

You could almost say it was a fappening.

I lazily posted about it here and this was one of the initial list of names rumored to be involved in the leaks:

Aly and AJ Michalka, Aubrey Plaza, Abby Elliott, Avril Lavigne, Amber Heard, Brie Larson, Candice Swanepoel, Cara Delevigne, Emily Ratjakowski, Farrah Abraham, Gabrielle Union, Hayden Pannettiere, Hope Solo, Hillary Duff, Jenny McCarthy, Kayley Cuoco, Kate Upton, Kate Bosworth, Keke Palmer, Kim Kardashian, Kirsten Dunst, Krysten Ritter, Lea Michele, Lizzy Caplan, Mary Kate Olsen, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Rihanna, Scarlet Johansson, Selena Gomez, Vanessa Hudgens, Wynona Ryder, Alison Brie and Dave Franco.

I bolded the one that i really wanted to see. And pretty much all of them except for Selena Gomez and Winona Ryder got leaked. Still bummed there was no Winona Ryder stuff. SO BUMMED.

Anyhow, one of the hackers is going to jail for his efforts. What a hero. Thanks for all the faps.

Avril Vinyls Again

But now, i have all 5 of them!

And i still don’t have a record player!

I now await her sixth album and its eventual release on vinyl.

Will i actually ever own a record player?

Probably not.

Avril Lavigne Vinyls

I really like Avril Lavigne. More than any other artist out there. She was the only artist i had on my itunes music library back in 2011 and she’s still the only artist i have on my phone right now in 2018.

Went to see her show in Kuala Lumpur in 2012. I had this to say about it in the comments of that linked post:

i’m back home. concert was great.

some chick standing next to me actually fainted. lol.

i took her spot after her friends carried her off.

avril was hot. tight leather pants, visible bra.

i dreamt about her that night after the concert.

i love you avril lavigne.

i’m gonna buy some posters of her off of ebay, frame them and hang them on my wall.

I actually did buy a poster of her off ebay too.

And the point of this post: i recently got all her albums on vinyl. And i don’t even have a record player!

Actually i’ve been collecting a lot of vinyls lately, mostly videogame stuff and i recently got the alien sountrack on vinyl (cover artwork is awesome), but Avril’s are the only ones i have of actual music artist people.

And look at these things! So beautiful!

Just waiting for her 5th album to drop on vinyl and her eventual 6th one.

Remember the time when people thought that i was Avril Lavigne on the internet?

I used to get stupid amounts of IMs (RIP AIM) and e-mails from people thinking i was her because i had pictures of her all over my site’s layout at one time.

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To: psykotik@gmail.com
Subject: What up!
From: RIDEEMBULLS69@aol.com
Date: Thu, Jul 18 2002 6:50:58 AM EDT

just wanted to say whats up and that I really like your music write back

David

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To: psykotik@gmail.com
Subject: fan
From: Lilbigin04@aol.com
Date: Fri, Jul 26 2002 1:33:39 AM EDT

hey my name is bill i’m 18 years old i jus want to say i think your cute and i like you music

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To: psykotik@gmail.com
Subject: re
From: Irving Hughes hyperthunder2003@yahoo.com
Date: Sun, Aug 4 2002 12:42:42 AM -0700 (PDT)

u don’t know me but u are just like me don’t give a shit what the fuck other peoples think ’bout the way i am. just e-mail me anytime. i’m also 16 and single.

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To: psykotik@gmail.com
Subject: yo Avril
From: “chelly” chelsea_rox67@hotmail.com
Date: Mon, Aug 19 2002 2:33:53 PM -0600

Avril am I actually sending u an e-mail. Iknow u probaly hear this alot but i’m your #1 fan i tell u .I know everything about u .Didn’t u see me there when u were at the MMVAs .I saw u I put my hand out with a paper but u didn’t even see me when I was screaming your name out.I went there only to see u.Cause I don’t really like the other singers besides Sum41 .Still I don’t like thrm better than you .I am a memeber of all your fan sites .Anyway I saw that contest that you have ,I entered it I hope I win.

P.S your the best singer I know.G2G(gotta go )sk8er gurl.

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To: psykotik@gmail.com
Subject: whats up
From: “april” aifaas@chorus.net
Date: Tue, Aug 27 2002 8:50:57 PM -0700

hey avril ,my name is matt i just wanted to say whats up and to talk my screen name is nosinjection458 and fazzio35d my email is fazzio35d@netscape.net and/or nosinjection458@netscape.net IM me or email me plz

bye
matt

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To: psykotik@gmail.com
Subject: Keep it up!
From: Bri4dz@aol.com
Date: Thu, Sep 12 2002 10:06:28 PM EDT

I enjoy the music kiddo, keep it up…
Good luck in the future…

Brian L.

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To: psykotik@gmail.com
Subject: YOOOOOOOOOOOO
From: Rockrulez2400@aol.com
Date: Fri, Aug 23 2002 11:58:46 AM EDT

U R VERY KOOL
UR SONG ROCK
WRITE BACK
KK CUZ I GOT NOTHIN TO SAY

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people also thought i was avril lavigne on AOL instant messenger:

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Snowsurfer700: Hey, umm, sorry to ask, but who’s this?
psykotik2k: avril lavigne
Snowsurfer700: Seriously?
psykotik2k: seriously
Snowsurfer700: oh….crud…i’m sorry…one of my friends told me to im this person
psykotik2k: yeah? what did s/he say?
Snowsurfer700: He just said “Oh, im this person” i asked who it was, they said find out yourself…
psykotik2k: oh ok
Snowsurfer700: crud…this is seriously Avril Lavigne?
psykotik2k: yes this seriously is avril lavigne!
psykotik2k: sorry if it takes me a while to respond. i have like 13 people IMing me at the same time
Snowsurfer700: lol it’s no problem….how do they all know ur im n e way?
psykotik2k: it gets around

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PunKSk8eR678: hi
PunKSk8eR678: hello?
psykotik2k: hey
PunKSk8eR678: are you seriously avril lavinge?
psykotik2k: yeah, i’m seriously avril lavigne
PunKSk8eR678: is it cool to be a “big star” or does it kinnda suck?
psykotik2k: yeah, it is. well except for the fame part
psykotik2k: i have like 16 people IMing me at the same time right now
PunKSk8eR678: gotta suck eh?
PunKSk8eR678: i guess i wish i was famous just a lil
psykotik2k: yeah, you have to work it though. it doesnt happen overnight
PunKSk8eR678: i kno
PunKSk8eR678: btw why is your buddy icon say “whore”?
psykotik2k: oh. that’s just a picture of one of my BIGGEST fans
psykotik2k: i thought her icon was cute
PunKSk8eR678: oh
PunKSk8eR678: ic
PunKSk8eR678: its kinnda cool though
psykotik2k: yeah, she’s really mean though
psykotik2k: suzi onCRACK
PunKSk8eR678: im not mean!
PunKSk8eR678: lol!
psykotik2k: that’s her screenname
PunKSk8eR678: thats weird
PunKSk8eR678: can i tell your Sn to one of my friends?

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Sassykat3287: avril lavinge!!!!!!!!!!1
Sassykat3287: omg!!!!!!!!!!!11
psykotik2k: hey
Sassykat3287: ur so cool!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!11
psykotik2k: thanks
Sassykat3287: teach me how to be cool
psykotik2k: wear ties
Sassykat3287: okay i mean i bought a studded belt yesterday from pac sun… does that mean i’m punk now?
Sassykat3287: i mean yayyyyyyyyyyyy
psykotik2k: you’re almost there
Sassykat3287: omg.. thats like so totally cool i cant belive it
Sassykat3287: i listen to new found glory
Sassykat3287: n blink 182
psykotik2k: what about sum 41? and treble charger?
Sassykat3287: they’re cool too
Sassykat3287: wooooooooo
psykotik2k: yeah, they’re my boys
Sassykat3287: i named my cat deryck after deryck whibley
Sassykat3287: n my fish avril after u
psykotik2k: you named your fish after me?
Sassykat3287: totally
Sassykat3287: wat color tie should i buy avril?????
psykotik2k: red and black
Sassykat3287: THOSE ARE MY FAVORITE COLORS
psykotik2k: yeah, they’re my favorite colors too
Sassykat3287: ahhhhhhhhhh
Sassykat3287: that’s soooo cool
Sassykat3287: we’re like def soulmates
psykotik2k: sorry if it takes me a while to respond
psykotik2k: i have lots of people IMing me
Sassykat3287: i understand… i mean it must be soooo hard being so popular
psykotik2k: yeah, it is
Sassykat3287: but it’s not like i really know
Sassykat3287: i have to pretend
psykotik2k: yeah
psykotik2k: hey, i have to go now
Sassykat3287: what?!
Sassykat3287: r u saying i’m not popular?!!!!
Sassykat3287: YOU DON’T KNOW ME!!!!!111

Avril and I have a special connection.

Love you Avril.

Fappy New Year!

Happy Fappy New Year everyone! I actually slept through the countdown and it’s been 2018 for the past hour and 45 minutes where i am (i went to bed early, i’m like an old person).

Anyhow, let’s see what the new year brings. Maybe more new posts? (LOL)

I still find it amusing if you scroll down far enough you’re able to see posts from 2014 still.

Have a good one!

RIP IN PEACE AOL INSTANT MESSENGER

I just got this e-mail. This is sad 🙁

Dear AIM user,

We see that you’ve used AOL Instant Messenger (AIM) in the past, so we wanted to let you know that AIM will be discontinued and will no longer work as of December 15, 2017.

Before December 15, you can continue to use the service. After December 15, you will no longer have access to AIM and your data will be deleted. If you use an @aim.com email address, your email account will not be affected and you will still be able to send and receive email as usual.

We’ve loved working on AIM for you. From setting the perfect away message to that familiar ring of an incoming chat, AIM will always have a special place in our hearts. As we move forward, all of us at AOL (now Oath) are excited to continue building the next generation of iconic brands and life-changing products for users around the world.

You can visit our FAQ to learn more. Thank you for being an AIM user.

Sincerely,
The AOL Instant Messenger team

I have many fond memories of using AIM as a means of communication between all the people that used to come here back in the day. This was like between the year 2000 up till 2011 at least. Since then, more and more people just stopped using AIM. Towards the end, i was just mostly using it as a way to talk to Angelbaby and Smash. Eventually, everyone stopped using it guess.

I’m guessing people maybe started using Skype more? Or Facebook Messenger? I never really got into Skype or Messenger. I do use WhatsApp though.

Every once in a while, i do log on to AIM just to see if there’s anybody still on there. It’s usually just 2 or 3 people. Just logged on a couple minutes ago and it’s just one dude on (Hey there Chris Tilton!).

I still rock my “whore” buddy icon (a picture of Suzi with a lollipop? i think? with the word whore on it. she made the icon herself if you’re wondering. she’s totally not a whore).

I actually still have chat logs for pretty much EVERYBODY i’ve ever spoken to on AIM. I could probably pull up a random chat log with you in it if you ask me to.

I think one of the more memorable things about AIM for me was when people thought my screen name was Avril Lavigne’s.

14/12/03 10:59 AM
Bunnykisses713: hey
Auto response from psykotik2k: who are you and why am i on your buddy list?
Bunnykisses713: im rachel and cause u r avril lavighne

14/12/03 10:50 AM
Valid8tedprking: hey avril, whats up?
Auto response from psykotik2k: who are you and why am i on your buddy list?
Valid8ted prking: my cell is on if you wanna talk 577 5829

Fun times.

There’s this game on PC (and Mac), which is essentially an AIM simulator, and it’s so fucking good. Like seriously, play this game if you haven’t already. It’s called Emily is Away (and there’s also a sequel, Emily is Away Too). You can download the first game for free (steam link here) but the second one you have to pay for (totally worth it though IMO).

Really worth playing. The nostalgia trip is insane.

Anyway, RIP AIM. On December 15 2017 at least. It’s still up for now. But it’ll be the end of an era.

You were the best messaging app. A lot happened on AIM, lots of friendships and relationships. Lots of good memories and good times. I’m actually sad!

I fixed the old forums!

Holy shit! I managed to recover part of the old (TJNR) forums from between 2004 – 2006!

And it’s pretty much fully functioning! Like 99% of it (had to disable signatures because most of them were in HTML and phpBB3 doesn’t allow html tags in sigs. Posts with html tags are also broken. Oh and i haven’t figured out how to convert avatars yet, if it’s even possible)

But hey!

Fuckin’ mid 2000’s all over again in there! You won’t be able to use your old password but you can use the ‘i forgot my password’ thing to get a new one (delivered to whatever e-mail address you used back in ’04/’05/’06 hahaha). Or you could contact me to reset it.

Anyhow, it’s pretty much all there where it last left off at the time. My memory is a bit hazy but this was probably around after i left TJNR and brought back what was left of the backup of the forum i had at the time.

It was never meant to be as big as it was before (TJNR has split off and become it’s own thing), and really, the only reason i brought back what i had left of the forum was because; for a period of time, this website was using the IPB forum to show all the front page posts (2004 – 2005). I actually converted those posts back as wordpress posts but couldn’t convert all the comments that were left. So the only way to read the comments (which, face it, is really what made this site so entertaining back in the day) was to have the forum back up.

But time wasn’t so kind to the MYSQL database and the forum completely broke. But after lots of searching for forum converters dating back to the early/mid 2000’s, i somehow managed to revive the old IPB board as a phpBB3 board.

The other forum that eventually came to be, which never reached the heights of the old TJNR forums back when i used to run it, is still around. It covers the time period of 2006 – 2016.

Anyhow, the both forums are all fixed, updated and fully functional. If anybody ever wants to use them. If anything, it’s a trip just going back and seeing posts from internet people from 10+ years ago.