Can you believe it! 8 years ago this past Saturday (December 8th), I first registered withinmyworld.org. Since then, it’s been everything from an anime portal to a graduate portfolio…what a strange and meandering path!
May the next year be full of more updates and layouts–and hopefully a few more sites along the way! 😀
Randomly hit by a burst of inspiration last night, I began putting together the graphics for a tentative Version 14.
…Wow, brain. V13 hasn’t even been up for a month, and I had to cudgel you pretty hard to even get it done, and NOW you want to start the whole process over again. Just WOW. LOL
My host sent me an email about a firmware reboot on Sept. 27th (around 7pm EDT), so if you visit my site that day and get an error, that will likely be why. They’re only expecting about 10 minutes of real “downtime,” so hopefully it won’t be long. 🙂
[Still hard at work on several sites behind the scenes, too… 😉 ]
A few unexpected code bugs, plus some real-life stuff, have pushed me a little further behind in getting my layouts done, but I’m still a-workin’! 😀 Additionally, I also have been revamping some content pages to read a little better/more concisely. So when v13 DOES go live, it’ll be much more awesome. 🙂
Yep, I has a new computer. 🙂 And her name is “Jo”. Let’s pray she’ll be as sturdy and talented as the book character for whom she is named!
In other news, I didn’t get any money for trading in “Meg,” “Amy,” and “Beth” (;_;), but Best Buy can use them for spare parts. :/ Oh well, at least I’m recycling!
After many moons of waiting (almost 10 months), I’ll hopefully be getting a new laptop tomorrow. I’ll be able to trade in my three older laptops and perhaps get a bit of the price knocked down, but even if the older systems aren’t worth anything, they won’t be junking up my house anymore, and someone else may be able to get a refurbished system for cheaper. And, if all else fails, the metals used in the computers can be recycled :/
I’m looking forward to being able to have my own system again–I’ve been using the family laptop, which does the job, but I don’t feel right saving my own files on the family hard drive. Can’t wait to have my own hard drive again instead of running my life off three flash drives! That’s the only reason y’all haven’t seen version 13 yet–I’ve been trying to minimize the saving and rewriting I’ve been doing, and anybody who’s done web design knows how much saving and editing you end up doing while designing. LOL
We’re looking at buying the Asus G75, which currently has a LOT of good reviews across the board. It only came out last month, so perhaps all my waiting has paid off. Wish me luck tomorrow–hopefully they’ll have it in stock and I can bring my new laptop baby home!
(By the way, this one’s name will be “Jo,” after the character in Little Women; “Meg” was my long-suffering college laptop, which still works, while “Amy” was my spoiled little grad school laptop, whose motherboard got burned out by an overworked graphics card. And “Beth” was my most recent, ill-fated gaming laptop which soldiered on bravely after being gravely wounded. It seemed fitting. :/ )
Though not much has changed on the ol’ domain, I swear I’m here. Real life and illness have been keeping me from working, as well as the lack of my own computer yet. :/ (I guess I’ll be going to get a new computer soonish, if only to have an internal hard drive of my own again.) Did I mention I’ve about had it with these headaches that feel like the side of my head’s been set on fire? They need to go AWAY.
…Annnnnnnnnnd I realllllly hate dialup. *shakes fist at corporations that won’t get off their butts to install fast access out here*
I’ve been keeping Crooked Glasses updated weekly, but that’s been the limit of what I could do most recently. My novel is being worked on, very very slowly (hard to write when I can’t think clearly), and the layouts for WMW.org are coming along well also (amid a couple of rethinking sessions and setbacks). I’ve actually got a very new style on the way–I think it’ll work better for how the domain’s been growing and changing–WMW isn’t such an infant anymore, and appears to have grown out of its baby clothes. 😛
Please continue to watch this space, as I battle the Headache Monster, the Real-Life Monster, and the Technology Monster. ^_^;
They did their best, but it was not to be. At least a year and a half of poetry, personal fiction, intensive databases hundreds of entries long, photos, and web design work gone. I am physically feeling ill over this–have had a headache and nausea ever since I got the news this morning.
I do have an older hard drive from June 2010 to hopefully pull data off of, so maybe I can rebuild using that. But I did a lot of work in the latter half of 2010 and through 2011. I don’t know if I’ll even remember how to create some of it again. I need a brick wall to bash my head against repeatedly–this is just another thing on top of all the other crap that has happened. Medical bills, plumbing repairs, more medical bills, other computer repair bills, and now this.
And I’m likely going to have to get another computer–mainly because we don’t need to throw any more money down the drain on a computer that might not last much longer anyway. Again, need brick wall.
I haz a giant sad, only mitigated by the fact that my novel is safe. Feels like suspiciously small comfort in the midst of all this.
After months of shuffling my feet and going back and forth about it, WMW.org is finally on Twitter, as–you guessed it–@wmworg . 😀
Also, this post is a way of testing whether WP and the WordSocial plugin play nicely together. This way, I can post to this little blog and Twitter will automatically update…I hope. *crosses fingers* Well, we shall see!
So, the pre-payment for the data recovery job is in place. Now, the real waiting begins, to see whether the poor damaged hard drive can give up its secrets before it truly becomes scrap metal and plastic.
Also, I’ll be making a few edits to the site here and there today and tomorrow as I can. I received a complaint from a visitor that they couldn’t find my fanlisting link or my network link, so I need to make those more visible, I guess. And I still need to edit the College Knowledge content. LOL, been saying that for a month or more, but sickness and RL stuff always manages to stick its butt into my business.