Frequently Asked Questions




Hey, who made that cool graphic on the opening page?
A very skilled guy called Tosh created it. You can find some of his work over on http://www.schia.net/.


I tried to create a diary, but I never got the verification-email!
Make sure your entered your email-address correctly, and that you are accepting email from my domain "my-diary.org".


What's the asterix (*) in the diary listing?
Those that have donated and some others have access to some special features, like having pictures.
These are marked by an asterix in the listing.


How do I check the spelling of my entry?
I don't have that function, but Firefox has a built-in spellchecker you can use.


What does "GMT" or "UTC" mean?
GMT (Greenwich Mean Time) or UTC (Coordinated Universal Time) is the standard time common to every place in the world. The entries are stored with timestamps in UTC. A feature that lets you display it in your local timezone is available.


How often do I have to update my diary?
You can update your diary as often as you like. If you don't want to update it often, that's fine too. There are no requirements.


Ok, I don't get it. In what language did you write this diary?
PHP and MySQL. A very nice combination.


Who hosts this site?
The bestest ISP in this neck of the woods. DataGuard.


I need to talk to the guy who runs this site.
No problem. Go here.


This is cool. How long has this site been around?
The first version was up in august 2000. In the beginning of october 2000, my-diary.org was registered, and the site moved here.


I want to link to this site from my homepage. Where can i find cool buttons and stuff?
You can find some here.


The password you gave me is too hard to remember!!
The passwords are auto-generated (It's not me being evil). Just copy-paste it from the email you got, and once logged in, you can change it under the account-page.


I forgot my password :(
Go here.


I want to change my diary from private to public (or vice versa), or delete my diary.
After you have logged in, you can change stuff on the account-page. This is also where you delete your diary.


What is the URL/address to my diary?
If your diary is set to "public", some text with an address you can use to link to your diary will magically appear when you log in.


How does the diary work if it's "private"?
If your diary is set private (under account after you have logged in), it won't be listed in the public section, and you need the email-address and password to be able to view your diary.


Is it possible to use different fonts and colors or HTML in the diary?
No, at the moment this is not possible. I'm still not sure if this is something I want.


Where can I buy diary software or books to write my diary in?
http://www.kschweizer.com/ and http://www.collagecatalog.com/ seem to have some excellent products for this.


Where can I find more info on journalling?
Check out Higher Awareness or Amazon.com.


Your site is nice, but how can I upload images or clipart?
Currently the uploading of images to your profile is only available to members who have donated.


How do I set my-diary.org as start-page?
Click here! A window will pop up. Click "Yes"


How do I read feedback sent to me
After you have logged in, if you have any feedback, there will be a button stating this on the first page after you have logged in.


I love this service. How can I contribute?
Go to: my donate page. Note that the service is free for everyone. There is no requirement, and donating money will not give you any special service at all. It will, however, make me happy :)


What are cookies, and what are they used for?
Cookies are used to track user preferences, and to manage some features while you're logged in at my site. You can read more about cookies at: Cookie Central


Stuff is mangled. Is it my browser?
You can check what the site looks like in other browsers at Browser Check




Questions/feedback/problems? Contact me.