02/06/2005: Hey, what happened!!!
AKA: To err is human, to really f*ck things up requries a computer.
As my partners in crime here, and the rest o'Memphis's Bloggin' Bashers (at least those who were listening to me kvetch last night) know, Friday morning Something Wicked hosed my Greymatter installation, but good. Killed it right dead. I've spent most of the past 48 hours dealing with it, and alas, nothing I can do appears to either 1) get it to work like it did, or 2) allows me to just recreate the site in a fresh install. So I'm going to be girding my loins (wondering, as I do, why loins are apparently the only body part one girds), swallow my pride, and get this back up and running.
In the meantime, I'll be discussing (in private) with Brock and Karen where we may be going from here. I suspect that it was a screw up at my hosting company which caused the problems, and I've been considering a change anyway; this might be an opportune time to make such a move. In the meantime, one of the Topics o'Conversation at the Blogger's Bash last night (a little more on same later) was hosting companies, and Two of the Assembled Multitude both highly praised their hosting company (which happened to be the same company). Since said company offers more storage space, bandwidth, and a number of other festures for less than what I'm paying now, that may be A Sign From God (if she exists, which I doubt). Or if not a sign from God, it still strikes me as a hell of a good deal. With a move in host companies, a move in blog software might be in order too, but those discussions will be held in private. When any change comes, y'all will, I'm sure, be the first to notice.
The Good News, such as it is, is that nothing is truly lost, as I do have a backup of all the "lost" posts on my home box, and in the future I'll most likely be creating archives of Brock's and Karen's pre-meltdown posts, along with a selection of those of mine that I can re-read now without embarassment (sort of similar to my archive of the old Blogger site). Meanwhile, we'll just be growing anew for right now. At least until the next crisis. :-)
Len on 02.06.05 @ 01:58 PM CST