So, here’s some good news: It’s been 48 hours and my entire website hasn’t disappeared even once. I know right? Amazing. Things are not all back to normal, however, and I’m going to attempt a last-ditch effort to get everything back in order on Friday, which means things around here may go up in a puff of smoke sometime in the next 24 hours. (I do have backups, but one never wants to go with the nuclear option except as a last resort.)
Doing anything technology-based when you live on a farm in the middle of nowhere with no access to high-speed internet requires an infinite amount of patience and alcohol, both of which have been in short-supply lately. Although I did find a bottle of bourbon-barrel porter I’d been saving for a special occasion, and figured things don’t get more “special” than an hour long call with a tech provider after 10PM on a weekday…
If anything calls for 12% ABV, its that. Right?
It’s where we’re at though, and there’s no use in complaining about it. Instead, let’s talk about things that are going mostly right around here.
For example, I’ve finally got my Instagram account linked to the site, and if you ever want a sneak-peek into life around the farm, that’s a good way to go. You can see my latest pics over there in the sidebar ———————>
There’s also some updated content in my About page (one of those things that was there, then gone, and is now back again.) I’m not sure why in the hell you would want to know more about me, but there is a picture of a Nugget trying to steal my beer in there… so that’s something.
The social buttons at the top of the sidebar are all up and working, along with email subscriptions, if that’s your thing.
I’m still working on updating the info on The Farm, and creating more dynamic project galleries for those of you who like to browse projects that way. I’ll also be cleaning up the sidebar, bringing back the search box, and a few other little navigational items. The biggest issue, which you may have noticed, is that I can’t create featured images or thumbnails for any of my posts anymore. It was one of my favorite visual things on the site, and I’m still working on getting it up and running again.
Doc and I have been sporting the same hairdo lately…
(Don’t worry, both of us have brushed our hair since then. Kind of.)
Here’s to hoping things are 100% by next week, or, if not, that I’ve at least found the time to stock up on more beer. Thanks for being patient with the mess around here.