Archive for February 2nd, 2012
I didn’t originally have anything planned to post today, beyond the “Hey, look, my website didn’t die” post. But then a couple of funny things happened. Tom and Carla, from Hoperatives, are out of town for a few days and asked if those of use who contribute regularly could perhaps think of something to post in their absence.
Well, hey, guess, what, with the start of Cincinnati Beer Week being today, I came up with just the right beer-related topic for me, a family guy with responsibilities trying to figure out how to make the most of Beer Week. Writing up a list of tips, or well, a parody of tips, really, was a whole lot of fun, and actually made me giggle a bit. Swing by Hoperatives.com site and check it out.
After that, I figured, wow, I’ve had a full day! But then I got an email from Nick Hurm, the kind soul behind Paul Daugherty’s blog on Cincinnati.com, The Morning Line. Doc’s on a bit of a sabbatical from TML to work on a book, but nominated an impressive list of stand-ins to keep the fire going while he’s away. Well, I didn’t volunteer to post this time around, thinking I’d give someone else a shot. But then later I figured, why not offer to spot-start in case one of the regularly scheduled subs falls through.
Which is exactly what happened this morning.
Now, without a doubt, that’s enough bloggery for one day. I need to quit while I’m ahead, especially with this guest posting. If this stuff keeps up, someone’s going to accuse me of being a blog whore.
Which, I suppose, wouldn’t necessarily be untrue.
So, tell me, is your blog lookin’ for a date?
Hey, look! It’s back already! Hold up, there, cowpoke, you say, did Puddintopia ever actually go anywhere? And what’s with the title of this post, other than giving loyal readers an excuse to make “That’s what she said” jokes?
As it turns out, I was expecting some down time over the course of today. In my previous post, the Big Boy Pants in question actually referred to real web hosting. The time had come to move my little blog from the horridly slow, unreliable, 1994 Pentium III server in my house to a real host, with real redundancy and the expectation of being up (almost) all the time.
In other words, my three year-old can no longer bring Puddintopia to a screeching halt because he likes to press the button with the blinky green light.
As an added bonus, everything should load about a million times faster now. No more waiting 3 days to see today’s post.
Not everything’s perfect, yet, though. My email isn’t working right and there are some tiny little tweaks to make to the design. Still, all the old posts have been brought along and it turns out the site was never really even down. So, win-win!
So, tell me, do you like the new theme?
Go ahead, take a good look at my new Big Boy Pants and let me know what you think.