Added Old Site News to Blog

VICTORIE.com is now fully migrated to a blog powered by Simple PHP Blog. We finished migrating all site news entries on the VICTORIE.com homepage and also moved all static pages to the blog format. This marks the birth of VICTORIE.com v5.0. In the next days, we will adapt the look-and-feel of our photo gallery to make it the same as the rest of our site and that will complete the migration of our site to a fully scripted and automated site.

Springsteen’s New Album and Tour

The release date for Bruce Springsteen’s new album called Devils & Dust is drawing near. Only 2 more weeks before the album is released worldwide. The marketing campaign is going full speed ahead. There have been listening parties all over the United States and now we get a chance to listen to the new album before it hits the stores. Kris has been invited to the Dutch listening party in Amsterdam on Monday.

And Springsteen’s new solo acoustic tour is about to start too. Rehersals are already under way and the tour will start on 25 april in the US. By the middle of May, Springsteen will play in Europe also. Ticket sales has already started. And although it was chaos as expected, we managed to score tickets for a few shows. You’ll be able to read our reviews on these pages.

Hosting Luc’s Gallery

We have started hosting a gallery for Luc Bogaerts, our best friend. Check out Bogey’s Gallery.

Increased Server Space

We dramatically increased our server space: 5 GB have been added to our total server space. It is hosted at Globat.com. We’ll use it mainly to host our own photo gallery. We are in the process of building the new gallery and move the photos from our gallery hosted by fotopic.

But the new server space also serves as hosting server for some of the little side projects we have been working on. We promissed to build a little website for a friend. It opened yesterday. Go check it out at KellyOeyen.be. The site is based SPHPBLOG: on a very small but highly flexible blog script.

New Springsteen Coming

Got very exciting news in the mail today: Bruce Springsteen is releasing a new album called Devils and Dust on April 26. The rumors about it were very strong the last couple of weeks, but still the announcement today came as a bit of a surprise. Probably because I’m no longer closely involved with a fan club.

The new album is going to be followed by a world tour. And guess what: I’m going to go see a bunch of shows. I Can’t hardly wait for it! Bring on the music.

Learing to blog

I’m stilling figuring out how this blog script works. Found some problems that I need to sort out. Can’t get my head around it for the moment.

It seems there was a bug in the blog script. Found a bug fix for it, installed it and all is fine again. And with the update to the latests version of the script, I can now use the same header image as on my actual website.

Server Move Complete

We have succesfully completed our server move; we are now hosted at Combell. All pages, scripts and tools are operational again and we have added our own weblog.

Testing the New Server

I remember now why I hate server moves: there is always something that goes wrong, there is always a script somewhere that doesn’t work. Solved most of the problems yesterday, but some still remain. I’m sure that I’ll have everything fixed by the end of the week though.

Server Move

It has finally happened: VICTORIE.com has moved to a new webserver, with support for PHP, Perl and MySQL. Therefore, I can run a PHP-based blog on the server. I found simple blog software on Sourceforge. With this easy way of sharing my thoughts with the world, you’ll be hearing a lot more from me in the future.