Oh Glory Be!

I’ve been having this weird bug in the paysite at Ts in Trouble, where some of the video links wouldn’t highlight for certain Internet Explorer users. I was pretty sure that it was only happening in IE7, but I’ve been running IE6 and didn’t really want to “upgrade” to 7, which apparently behaves even wackier than ever.

But I really wanted to know what’s causing the bug. And I couldn’t really do it, at least not in a very efficient manner, without testing the site in IE7. So I researched how to install IE7 and then how to uninstall it and go back to IE6, which is actually supposed to be fairly easy to do. (We shall see.)

Okay, I took the plunge and upgraded to IE7 (boy, this is an exciting post, isn’t it?) And after an hour or so of farting around I finally tracked it down: a css issue where adding an extra div around the navigation links at the bottom and a couple extra lines in the style sheet made everything once again work like it was supposed to. Such a fussy little thing to fix and it only seemed to act weird in IE7. IE6 behaved fine, as did Firefox and Opera.

What a relief though to have finally figured it out. Tomorrow’s Club Fantasy will be even happier than normal for me!

Now if I can just uninstall IE7 tomorrow and go back to 6. Sleepy time now.

Transgender Stories in the News

Wow, there are lots of “out” transgender people in the news lately. It’s not all good news, as the last story shows, but it’s good to see people being visible and making themselves heard.

Old Mike, New Christine

Transgender Candidate on Prom King Ballot

This one has been in the news for a while, about the City Commissioner who was fired for “incompetance,” even though the year before he got a raise and good reviews.

Transgender Florida City Manager Loses Job

Bondage / Hanging Mishap

Here’s an article that immediately caught my eye when I saw it in a random unrelated Google search. What an awful way to die (then again, maybe it was the ultimate thrill for him – though we’ll never know). And what a nightmare for his girlfriend. Another good lesson, don’t try this at home, and don’t rely on a dull knife.

Don’t you also love the way they use the word “pervert” in the headline? The word has such a connotation of, “Ah, what the hell, he was just a pervert anyway…” Like, why even bother giving the guy the time of day? Of course, I guess it did catch my attention. Not to tempt the gods, but if I ever ended up in a bad bondage mishap, I can only guess what the headline would be – though they’d use the word “transvestite” too, which I rather like.

Upcoming Events – April, ’07

A couple people have written to verify the date for Club Fantasy – this month it’ll be on Friday, April 27th, from 8 till midnight at Hollywoodland Studios in North Hollywood, CA.

Also, the Rope Bondage Workshop that I run will be Sunday, April 22nd, from 4 till 6 PM, also in N. Hollywood.

I also wanted to mention Charly B’s Bondage and Suspension Classes, which have been ongoing and are continuing for the next four Sundays (April 15th, 22nd, 29th and May 6th), from 3 to 6 PM at Passive Arts Studios, located near LAX. More info. on this earlier blog post.

Vegas Weekend

So I was out of town over the weekend seeing my friend K. in Las Vegas. I’ve been there more times than I can count and usually enjoy it, but always with a strange mixture of pleasure and disdain. Really, it’s the person (or people) that I’m travelling with that makes it fun (or not). The town itself can be pretty dreadful. I always have that sense when I go that there has to be more to life than this, but I keep going back for more.

I drove from L.A., and I always enjoy the drive through the desert. I was just in “Robert” mode for the trip but still had a great time. We stayed at a friend’s timeshare, and did the usual stuff – lots of walking through the casinos, people watching, eating too much, and soaking in the hot tub. I’m not much of a gambler so I only played the slots for maybe fifteen minutes tops.

I always feel sad when I say goodbye to K., and this time was no different. But it’s great to see her, and breaking up the usual routine always helps. Back to work now.

Somewhere in beautiful Barstow, CA.

DomCon LA

I’m disappointed that I won’t be able to make DomCon this year. Mistress Cyan has put together a first-rate event and it should be a fun one. I’ll be out of town over the weekend, though, visiting a friend, so alas, it’s not to be for moi. But hopefully I’ll see some pictures from Barbara or Sharon Porter, whom I believe are both going to be there.

Saturday Night at Syren!

The opening night at the new club Syren! seems to have gone really well. I was there for a few hours Saturday night and had a good time, although I felt a little nervous at first. It’s a small-ish club in West Hollywood and many of the usual faces and friends from the L.A. TG scene were there. It always amazes me how small the “scene” is, but there were a lot of friends there whom I’m very fond of. And the place seemed to be pretty active and hopping when I finally left (way past my bedtime.) I’ll definitely check it out again.