I was reflecting on something today. 12 years ago today, I posted something on one of my first blogs (which has since been merged into this one).
In the years in between, I have had two photo blogs which I did a very good job up updating on a regular basis.
One of them, I posted almost daily for around 8 years, with over 1950 posts.
The other, I took, processed, and posted a new picture every day for a little over a year back in 2009. I tried to restart it two years ago, and did not get nearly as far.
This blog, I have not been doing as good of a job updating it (129 posts including this one in 12 years). But, I have tried to post at least once a month. Most of the time, I can make that. Sometimes, not as much.
Thanks for being on the ride as I am try to make this a bit better and more interesting than the occasional travel pics.
I upgrade my web host yesterday, and it seems that the web server bits got confused. I have fixed it, and now we are all good.
So, I decided that I did not like the performance of the site where I was hosting it, so I went over to Digital Ocean (referral link).
The process was pretty easy. I used the native tools to back up the old site, then after using the ‘one-click install’ process over at DO, I used the import function to import the backup. As an added bonus, the pictures and everything imported as well. After a few checks, I updated DNS, and bam! Running on new host with better performance. Easy-peasy.
Also, I have turned off any integration with Facebook as I feel that they have not been good stewards of the data they collect.
I had some time over the weekend, so I went through and cleaned up the links from the older posts as promised a while back. Amazingly, only one of the links is gone without a replacement.
The good thing was most of the updates where to change the URL from http:// to https://, which I think is a good thing.
For some reason, we have had a bit of power issues around the house recently. No big deal, just enough to cause non-UPS computers to reboot. Well, one of them was the firewall (the UPS on it pop a while back, and I just have not gotten around to replacing it). But, it would not come back the last time. Drag a it over to a monitor and have a look at the console. No HD. Nuts. On a backup solution until the new SSD to replace the dead (non)spinning rust shows up.