If you came in and wondered what the test post was all about (and why I’m not deleting it), then here’s the explanation. The site, and then the blog have been acting up recently. First, the site itself was deleted for a while (in what I can only assume was a Brazil-style clerical error, since even Oliver the helpul customer support person didn’t know why it was flagged as in violation of TOS). Then it came back up, I finally managed to drag myself off my increasingly heavy ass long enough to put up an “I’m Alive!” post and…
…the blog failed to load. 404 errors everywhere on everywhich browser, despite the file showing up in the FTP view. I managed to get into Pivot and the blog came back up when I deleted the “I’m Alive!” post, and no matter how many times I tried, or in how many different ways, that block of Voodoo text just continued to render the blog unreachable (I’ve saved that piece of plain ascii in the hopes that one day I may upload it to the customer service forums of an invading alien race, thereby crashing their entire fleet in spectacular Independence Day/not-so-spectacular 3001: Final Odyssey style).
Which led to the plain vanilla test post preceeding this, which didn’t crash the blog, but now it was only reachable if you typed in the entire address from http to .html — so, basically all links to the blog were screwed. Disgusted, I just decided to leave it alone for a while and concentrate on some offline work (not like there are many photos to show anyway).
Today the address link problem seems to have fixed itself and all is working, but I don’t want to take the chance of deleting the test post and having the entire thing shut me out again.
(…um, unless this post does the same… arg.)
More news forthcoming, including a hopefully more active posting schedule, some photos, some reviews, some general nonsense.
And a site redesign. Hope to get that done before November, when, as some of you know, I will be otherwise occupied.
More on why I’ll be occupied in the next post.
Hope this works, thank you all for your continued visits to the site and the blog, and see you tomorrow.