I’m getting too old for this retirement lark.
They say retirement is all about taking cruises [not something that appeals, to be honest], joining the local bowls club [it’s miles away and doesn’t appeal either] or generally having a relaxing and carefree time.
Things have been quite busy for the last few days.
Apart from one or two family crises and a couple of other completely unexpected events which involved a lot of driving, I had decided to redesign a website. The old design really pissed me off but I had been procrastinating for the best part of a year, so a couple of days ago I decided enough was enough, rolled up my sleeves and got typing.
I’m still not completely sure about the new design, but take it from me – it’s a thousand times better than the old one. It’s still far from finished but I put it live last night.
This morning I got up to find an email from a friend to say his website was down.
Now his website is nothing to do with mine. It’s on a completely different server so there could be no connection between his site and the new one I had tweaked? The two were on different servers so one couldn’t possibly affect the other? To make things even more confusing I could see his site perfectly but he couldn’t.
I actually found the problem and to put it mildly, it was really fucking weird. I won’t go into the details. I’m not being patronising with the assumption that you wouldn’t understand; it’s more a case of I don’t really understand. For the technically minded – I had to add a couple of A records to a DNS server. Simple? No. I’m confused too. It shouldn’t have made any difference, but it did.
Anyways, all sites seem to be running smoothly and the new one is up and running. All I have to do now is add about fifty pages.
And regarding the image at the top – yes I would!