HostRocket, the company that hosts this website, sent me an e-mail in July stating that they had “catastrophic hardware failure” on one of their servers, resulting in “a complete data loss.”
My website was completely erased with no chance of recovery.
I’ve restored the database from a backup, but the most recent backup I have available is from March of 2014.
All the photos will have to be re-uploaded. It might take a while. I had a thousand or two.
I do intend to resume writing, though. Stay tuned.
I haven’t been writing here because I’ve been writing for a creative writing workshop. I hope to share some stuff later.
I don’t write creative fiction very often, and have a few things kicking around, including some that have appeared here. It’s interesting to hear others’ opinions about it and to get constructive feedback. My class is very encouraging.
I’ve upgraded WordPress to 3.8 and am trying out the new default theme. It’s okay. I didn’t meet my goal this year of designing my own theme.
I recently published my 1, 500th post on this blog, which I think is a lot for a personal blog. To celebrate I put together a little presentation using Prezi, an online tool my wife showed me. Enjoy.
[prezi id=”http://prezi.com/mqitng017puj/edit/#253_54928807″ width=604 height=483 lock_to_path=1]
For my Spanish-speaking in-laws (many) and fans (none) I’ve added a translation tool to the sidebar menu: Select “Español” from the drop-down menu for an automatic translation. I’m using a plugin called Transposh. Let me know how it works.
(And thanks to DailyDisgust for the suggestion.)