13 Oct 2012
After lots of tweaking and intensive study on how to do a lot of the little design changes to the site, plus getting started with putting each post back online, one by one, then taking a month off in August to hike in the Pyrenees in southern France, I’ve finally gotten most of what I need to run the site smoothly back up, plus figured out the navigation so that it is intuitive and straightforward. It’s going to take a while to get all the posts and pages fully working again, though, especially the photographs, which need to have each URL changed, the actually image moved to a new folder, thumbnails generated, featured images configured for each post, and old lightbox coding (the coding that allows readers to click on the image in the post and see the image enlarged on the screen) removed so the new one can operate. Unfortunately the posts and comments in Japanese have been permanently lost. Something happened to the coding so the Japanese characters come out as gibberish now, even on my backups. A shame, since one of the Japanese posts had one of the most interesting discussions in the blog. I want to get my next story of my walk in Europe out as soon as I can, but with close to 2,000 photos, getting the images processed is going to take some time.
There is other big news about my real life as well, but I’ll hold back on that for now. Suffice it to say that it entails new work and very likely a move out closer to the mountains. Nothing set.
Oh, and I’ve been writing a fantasy novel for about four months now. Moving along much better than I would have hoped, especially after 35 years of trying to get it started.