Back, Baby!

I finally got this thing back online. It was a huge pain that I have been putting off, but after months it’s finally back online. This post is pretty much all going to be technical stuff, so feel free to totally not pay any attention. This is now hosted on a server I am paying for, mostly because I don’t have to do any back-end maintenance on it. It will always have the newest software versions and I don’t have to mess with it. Now, because I am paying for this, it also means I lose root privileges which kind of made bringing my old database over a little bit of a pain. I had my friend Justin help me out with everything because he is far more proficient in databasing than I am. I do want to thank him very much for all the work he did; without him this still would be on the back burner. We had to take the MySQL dump from my old server and make some modifications to it as well as interpret all the errors coming in and parse out what they meant. It was really a testament to human will. Overall it’s a good learning experience and a warning to all people thinking about switching databases over. If you are going to go from root to not, it’s going to be a bitch. Trust me. Well, thats all I really wanted to say. Nothing really important. Just that this is back and I plan on posting to it a lot more, FINALLY!

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