<p>Hola.</p> <p>Brief summary, as this is a work in progress:</p> <p>August 2002 – Rob gets a domain name & host.<br />
September 2002 – Rob launches rumblestrip, a weblog.
October 2002 – Rob realizes his host is not reliable, vows to find new one “right away”.
November 2002 – Rob experiences another multi-day email outage with same webhost, vows once again to find new host “right away”. It is about this time that he makes a backup of the weblog content (foreshadowing).
December 2002 – Rob posts a few things to the weblog, thinking all the while that he really needs to follow up on finding a new host.
Early January 2003 – Rob’s domain host screws up the swapping of a faulty disk controller, trashing the hard drive and losing all their customer info, thus finally sparking Rob into action to find a new host.
Mid January 2003 – Rob declares “this is good, it gives me a chance to totally redo my site”.
January 19, 2003 – Rob installs Movable Type from scratch, manually plugs his old weblog posts into the new database, and uses a default stylesheet after realizing that redoing the whole site is a herculean task and he wants to be writing again sooner than later.
<p>So there you have it. The comments are gone. My posts from December and early January are gone. The static pages are gone for now. I am working on making a better site, but I can’t do it all in one weekend because I really don’t know what the hell I’m doing. So, in lieu of some glitzy overnight version 2.0 redesign relaunch, replete with showgirls and fancy lighting, you get it in stages. For those of you who posted comments in the past, I encourage you to keep doing it into the future. I really appreciate the comments; they show me that people are visiting! Time permitting, I will try and fold your old comments back into the site (I still have them, through November). But first I’d like to get the rest of the static pages online and tweak the formatting a bit. I also promise to be more diligent in backing up the system. I swear. </p> <p>Boy, it feels good to be back.</p>