FINALLY!

A new post! What have I been up to lately? Well, let me give you the rundown of my adventures in blogging. Maybe not adventures, more like giant crap balloons of frustration.

First of all, Hubby and I ripped out the carpet and redid the floors back in July. It took several weeks for the whole process to be completed, and to then get the furniture back where it goes. My computer, Carl, was out of commission for quite a while.

Once I plugged Carl back in, nothing happened. Would not start. It made that “Rrr, Rrr” noise cars make when they are trying to start, but to no avail. Roomie Matt, the computer expert was MIA for a week or so, leaving Carl in the lurch. I mean, what was he doing, WORKING? How dare he? Doesn’t he know fixing my computer should be his top priority? (Anytime I hear the phrase “how dare he?”, it always sounds just like Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, when Indy and Elsa are trying to sneak into that castle, and Indy is pretending to be a Scottish Lord. Hahahah!  …*crickets*… What, just me?)

So we finally got the new power source installed, and Carl was up and running. Huzzah! I managed to upload the entire gig of photos I’d been hauling around on my camera, and I even added a couple to the blog.

What happened next to destroy my equilibrium? Blog.com decided it hated me. Every single thing I clicked on led to a “Bad Gateway” error. Someone is probably going to read this and have a simple fix for that problem, but by then, it was too late (plus I don’t like knowing I did a bunch of work for no reason, so keep your magic solutions to yourself, smarty pants). I had witnessed the greatness that is wordpress (knock on wood!) and I could not go back to the awfulness and lack of features that is blog.com.

Even then, nothing was simple. I started my new blog here, but wordpress does not own blog.com, so I could not transfer everything over with the click of a mouse. Nope, I copied and pasted every single entry you see here over from blog.com. That meant hitting refresh a minimum of THREE TIMES on each entry before it would load, and on the home page, and through the archives. It has taken me about a week. I still don’t have everything how I want it yet, but it is definitely an improvement.

My only regret is that I lost all my comments. As far as I know, there is no way to transfer them over. I apologize to you 4 loyal readers who have followed me through the series of tubes we call the internet. I think it will be worth it though. That gig of photos is destined to be uploaded here, which will create massive entertainment for all of my minions. I hope to not have any more giant periods of absence. Thanks to anyone that reads this, and keep reading because I am highly entertaining.

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September 16, 2010. Tags: , , , , . Random typing.

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