Yeah. So. G&T’s been down since Sunday. Sorry about that. Basically: I get free webspace from a friend of mine, and his server has gone down – for reasons which I don’t actually know yet, as he hasn’t got net access at the moment. So, until it gets fixed – which I hope will be this week, but I don’t know for sure – here’s a temporary G&T blog, which we’ll post the usual drivel on.

For those of you wondering why I don’t restore the site from a backup – my latest on-site backup is from May 20th, and whilst there’s a backup from far more recently than that, it’s off-site, and not easily accessible at the moment. Also, there’s problems with syncing the database up again once the other server comes back online if I use a backup. Far easier just to use a temporary blog for the time being, and then import all the entries into the main site once we’re back up and running again.

So. Updates. Best get round to them then…

19 comments on “Testing, Testing, One One One, Me Me Me

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  • I did wonder why the site was down.
    I found your test blogs?.mainly because I?m sad and kept pressing refresh.

  • You scared me for a moment there. At first glance I thought you?d redesigned again to this really not-very-good format.

  • Remastered. Re-mastered. Re: bastard, i.e. Regarding said bastard. Re-plastered. Real ass turd. Reed grass herd. It all amounts to the same thing.

  • FWIW – it looks like a specific hardware problem with the actual server. They?ve tried remotely power-cycling it, but that?s not fixed it, so they need to get an engineer on-site to have a look at it.

    More when I have it…

  • Incidentally, I?ve got a nicer template for this site in mind, which I?ll implement tonight. For all I know, we might be fixed by the weekend – but we might not, so I might as well get the site looking a bit nicer.

  • Right. Bit of a nicer theme here now. Good old reliable Hemingway. Not sure it?s perfect – only two post excerpts at the top isn?t really ideal for G&T – but it?ll do for now.

    I?ll add a proper latest comments list at some point – but first priority at the moment is to get this damn place updated.

  • I?m not sure the grey text on a black background is ideal for easy reading. Otherwise, good.

  • Yeah, agreed. I?ve made it brighter.

    I don?t want to spend ages fiddling around with the layout of this place – especially as I?m hopeful the old site will be back online by the weekend, and I?d be very surprised if it wasn?t back by the end of next week – but any serious issues anyone has, let me know.

  • Just popped in to show I?m not ignoring anything..looks better that the last jobbie?I hope things are back to normal soon, though ?normal? may not be the best choice of words :-)

  • Oh, I meant to say – thanks for the kind words, everyone. It means a lot. Seriously.

    When we go back online, I?m going to add nightly backups to my personal computer too, so we don?t have this kind of situation again.

    Anyway, only thing left to add now is a recent comments list. I?ll do that tomorrow night.

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