One of my COVID-time focuses (aside from learning Korean, which is evidently going to take the rest of my life) has been tidying up decades of files. Yes, decades, because I started this computing thing verrrry early (Atari, anyone?) and brought all my data files with me all along the way, including multiple external drive backups during emergencies.
(It turns out that reconciling those files is massive brain aerobics. The task remains elusively incomplete, for all the progress I’ve made.)
The online world has its own housekeeping. Don’t ask me about my website. I know, I know. It’s not a responsive design. Responsive design is my limit, and the need for it is why I eased out of 20+ years of pro webmastering a couple years ago. I’ll figure something out, though. Maybe next year?
And then there’s the face of the blog. The theme I was using stopped updating a couple years ago, so…I knew this was coming. The most recent server PHP update BROKE THINGS.
Therefore, those of you who are regulars* might notice yesterday’s big changes. Not that some of it wasn’t just tossed together–I mean, that header image is from my Feb ’21 Tracking Dog test with Lannie Beagle, and really, shouldn’t I put together something bookish instead? The answer to that is obvious, but…someday. Meanwhile the rest of it is cleaner and tighter and uses a robust theme that’s unlikely to stop updating.
*(Any regulars here are absolutely due to the most awesome Write Horse, as my blog muse went walkabout when I lost my parents so close together and just hasn’t quite made it back yet. Not that they had anything to do with my blogging, but I guess there’s no telling what breaks with grief.)
And that leaves us where we are this morning! A nice clean new look, and a whole batch of small broken things cleared out. (Wow, the links on the book covers actually work now.) Hope you all like it!