If you by any chance read my art blog, then you may have noticed it’s been down for the past month. Now the blog’s back online, but it’s in a state of flux. Well, you can thank yours-truly, Evan, for that. See, programming stuff has never really been my forte, and I slog through it whenever I redesign this art portfolio site, but I’m by no means a wizard with such things… even less when we’re talking about databases, SQL, and all that.
Anyway, I had never really updated the back-end software of my WordPress installation, and thought it might be a good time to get fully updated, in case I was missing out on any nice new features, and also to maybe better fight the comment spam gremlins. Problem is, I had to manually install the new version, since my old version was made before WordPress made automatic upgrades easy. Somewhere along in that process I bungled things up and didn’t back up my archive correctly, so all the blog posts since 2008 are gone! Well, more or less… I was able to snag the code for all of them up until a year ago off of the Internet Archive Wayback Machine (it’s saved me more than once now!) What I might do, when I have time, is to post up these old blog entries as an archive, and go from there. Also, special thanks to Ken at Doteasy for being super helpful in getting my database stuff straightened out!
This all sort of leads into something exciting. For the past month, whenever my busy schedule has allowed, I’ve been working on a total redo / redesign of the site, and will be posting that soon! It’s been a ton of work, and everything is different, bigger, and better! I’m not 100% how soon I’ll be posting it. It’s about 90% done, but the remaining couple sections are a little tricky. Also, this blog is going to look a weird sometimes and will have some broken links (fixed later) while I tweak it, so hang in there! See you soooooooon!