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Celebrating Frankie

Post by Cory Hutton on Tuesday, May 26th, 2009

We are all inspired by someone now and then.  Today we’d like to celebrate the life of Frankie Manning, a man who inspires me and many many of you too.  I just watched the new documentary “Frankie Manning: Never Stop Swinging”, and even though I have seen a lot of the footage before, I was still left awe struck and inspired. Julie Cohen, director of the documentary simply said.

“Frankie Manning was a man who truly LIVED every moment of his life, Having spent the past two months watching hundreds of hours of footage of him dancing from the 1930’s to the present, I’ve seen the joy he took in every step.”

I couldn’t agree more.  I’m amazed that a man that I’ve never met, and first heard about only six months ago has become such a strong example and motivation of how I want to live my life.

I encourage everyone to checkout this excellent documentary for yourself. You can watch it in it’s entirety below:

“Frankie Manning: Never Stop Swinging features the last major interview of Frankie Manning before his passing, as well as precious archival footage of his dancing from the 1930’s to 2009 in New York, Hollywood, Sweden, France, Italy and Singapore. Footage highlights include scenes of Manning’s birthday parties, where he danced with one woman for each year he’d been alive, the legendary dance scene choreographed and headlined by Manning for the film “Hellzapoppin,” and the phenomenal duet with his 76-year-old son, Chazz, himself a professional dancer. Frankie was a born storyteller, with a huge smile and an even bigger laugh.

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Chinese Domain Registration Scams (ygregistry.cn)

Post by Cory Hutton on Tuesday, May 12th, 2009

A customer received this email from ygregistry.cn today, and asked us if was legit.  After a quick Internet search we found many other instances of similar emails and the consensus is they are a scam.

As a rule any email you receive regarding your domain names that comes from a company you have never heard of or never done business with should be viewed as highly suspicious, and should either be ignored or looked into.

See original message below:

—–Original Message —–

From: 2009-05-12 11:22:42
Sent: Monday, May 11, 2009 8:22 PM
Subject: notice protect– internet trademark intellectual property safeguard

Dear Manager:

We are a domain name registration service company in asia,which mainly deal with international company’s in Asia.We have something important need to confirm with you company.On the May.11th,2009, we received an application formally.One company named “HANHONG Investment company” wanted to applying to register “onlinecoffeeco” as Internet Trademark and “.CN/.ASIA” domain names (.cn/.com.cn/.hk.cn/.tw.cn/.asia).

During our auditing procedure we find out that the alleged “HANHONG Investment company” has no trademark, Intellectual property, nor patent even similar to that word. we found that the keywords and domain names applied for registration are as same as your company’s name and trademark. Two point need you to confirm:

1.whether this alleged “HANHONG Investment company” is your business partner or distributor in ASIA. 2, Whether your company need to remain the priority to register these names yourself?

If he is your company’s partner , we will finish his application. If he is not, hope you can tell us your company’s decision on this matter.

Looking forward to your reply.

Best regards!

Chris Wu
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Audit Department Manager
Tel:+86-021-6296 2950
Fax:+86-021-6296 1557
web:www.ygregistry.cn
Address:No.688 YiShanRoad,XuHui District,Shanghai China.

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Thank You Frankie! You will always inspire us.

Post by Cory Hutton on Monday, April 27th, 2009

Frankie Manning, inspiration to lindy hoppers (and tech guys) around the world, passed away peacefully today at age 94.  He has brought so much joy and energy to our lives.  He will be greatly missed but never forgotten.

Here are a few of our favorite videos of Frankie, he was a true gentleman and always lit up the people around him.

Frankie talking about his early life as a lindy hopper.

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Frankie dancing and interview clips.

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Frankie leading the Shim Sham at the Whitsun Ball in Planegg, Germany in 1993.

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Frankie was a true inspiration and his life touched millions around the world, here are a few of our favorite Frankie inspired videos:

Frankie95 Worldwide Choreography performed by Kiev Swing Dance Club, Ukranie

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Korean Shim Sham

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Hula Shim Sham

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Frankie will always inspire us to be creative, work hard at everything we do, and to treat our partners (that’s everyone) as kings and queens.

Swing forever in peace Frankie and thank you for sharing your life and your passion with all of us!

The Site Jive Team

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Sitejive goes Live!

Post by Cory Hutton on Monday, April 6th, 2009

We are very excited to announce Sitejive’s official launch.  We aim to provide world-class web hosting, without the hassle and headache found elsewhere on the web.

We want to ensure we are providing a high quality, high value service and are eager for your feedback. So please leave us your questions, thoughts, and recommendations in the comments below.

The Sitejive Team

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Announcing the Sitejive Public Beta

Post by Cory Hutton on Monday, March 9th, 2009

Sitejive is proud to announce our public beta.  Sitejive is a web hosting provider that believes your sites performance will either get your audience moving or leave them standing in the corner. We are dedicated to ensuring you are always quick on your feet and able to out perform the competition in style.  We bring a old fashioned ethic of honesty and value to a new technology world, which unfortunately is too often full of misleading offers and hidden fees. We swing, but we don’t believe in that jive!

We are still finishing up a few things (we apologize if something breaks or is missing), rest assured we will be launching our service shortly.  In the meantime we welcome your comments and questions.

The Sitejive Team

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