iscreamWell. For the second time in three years, WordPress has managed to mangle itself and lose every post I have written. Yes, I did backup the site. No, the re-installed WordPress does not recognize the file. No, I’m not a luddite. I’ve worked with computers since before the invention of the mouse and I’ve been building web pages for years.

So. Because I am a busy person. Because I have an actual life which involves me sitting for hours at a computer screen and I’m basically in no mood to voluntarily sit at one any longer than necessary, I’ve moved to Blogger. I don’t have quite the level of control over the layout, but, hey, at least the data doesn’t just disappear on a whim. Which is a Good Thing (TM).

At least that’s what my blood pressure tells me.

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Success! One Class Down!

I made it through my first class, on my way to my web designer certification. Yay, me! Our final project was a five page website using the information we learned in the class. There were some very clever designs, including pets and comics. Mine was based on one of my all-time favorite shows: The Sopranos. Take a look, if you like. I can still see much room for improvement but within the constraints of the course, I think I did pretty well. On with the next two courses…