Under my hat


Mapping your own domain to a MobileMe web space

Filed under: Tech Tips, Uncategorized — subgalea @ 19:08

It cost me hours of searching and experimenting, but it worked. Here’s how to have the web content for http://www.your-domain.xyz/ served up from an existing Apple “Mobile Me” (a/k/a .Mac) account.

Use the DNS controls provided by your domain registrar to create a CNAME for “www” in your domain pointing to “web.me.com.”

Use the Mobile Me “Settings” page (the gear icon); pick “Personal Domain” from the left menu (a green @); click “Add domain”; fill in the domain; and Continue.

Put your content on your iDisk in the folder Web/Sites. You may have to create that folder. You may have trouble creating a new folder in Web and then renaming it to Sites. If so, create a folder “Sites” elsewhere and drag it into “Web” on your iDisk.


UPDATE: This is pretty much moot, since Apple will drop Mobile Me’s web site feature June 30, 2012, with the change to their “iCloud” service. Migration instructions are at Apple Support.



A political wish

Filed under: Uncategorized — subgalea @ 03:54

Just once I’d like to see a politician respond to some sensational crime by saying that the laws already in place are exactly right to deal with it.


Wail, and hel-met!

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: — subgalea @ 14:12

Everyone in the world has a blog. Now I do too.

It’s high time, actually. I was on the internet before there was DNS. I have !’d, %’d, and ::’d. If that experience didn’t blast every useful neuron, the remaining ones may fire into this space.

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