Watch your step

I have begun the arduous task of revamping House of Horne… the only thing more arduous would be to attempt a flash-cut to the new look. Instead, I’m opting for the slow roll, so expect a host of dead links for the next few days.

Blog-a-versary

Well, everyone, it’s time!! One year ago yesterday we started up our joint blog, House of Horne. It took much urging and encouragement on the part of my patient husband and webmaster but I am so glad he kept at it! This past year I’ve really appreciated the little outlet our blog offers. Friends and family literally around the world have told us they enjoy reading our little snippets and seeing the photos we post.

So I am here to say thank you to all our faithful readers. You cannot imagine what a treat it is to hear out of the blue from someone that he/she visits our blog! We always enjoy discovering a new reader or flushing out a lurker.

Given we are celebrating our first blogaversary, I have a proposal: we’d love to continue to learn who our readers are. In that spirit, would you do us a huge favor and if you aren’t too shy, hit the comment button to say hello and let us know you visit the humble House of Horne? Please don’t let the fact that you might have entered a comment or two in the past stop you. The more, the merrier!! We look forward to your feedback and thanks a bunch!!

Technical Difficulties

The main purpose of this entry to explain our lapse in blogging recently. We’ve had computer troubles of varying kinds and though the end is in sight we are still without our faithful link to the outside world. I’ll allow Jay to elaborate on all this at another time. Till we are up and blogging again, hello to all our faithful readers and visitors and we look forward to talking with you again soon.

Long Time No Blog…

…and it’s not as though I’m feeling inspired to write anything new at this moment. I just feel we need to make some sort of explanation for our long absence from Blogdom. Life has seemed extremely busy and I guess we have felt uninspired!! We thank our faithful readers for your patience with us and apologize for the dearth of entries. Hopefully sometime soon, we will return to regular blogging. Take care…

Choose Your Style

As it turns out, one of the challenges of a shared blog/homepage is the potential for divergent ideas regarding the look and feel. I’ve therefore added a bit of functionality to allow each user to choose from a variety of styles for the site. Just select a style from the list at the top of the navigation column to the right, and as long as you allow cookies, the style will stay with you throughout the site. Though the list of supported styles equals 2 right now, keep a close watch because “Blue & Green” will be released shortly.

Update to Theologia

You may have thought Movable Type had shut down my blog… actually, I’ve been working away at porting Theologia to MT. I decided to take the opportunity to finally learn CSS. Which of course made the whole porting activity about 10 times more challenging.

But it’s done now. Let me know if your browser goofs up the new layout.

Moving to Movable Type

I’ve decided to port to Movable Type given it’s ongoing support and recent addition of categories. It doesn’t matter all that much for cogito ergo blog, but my cms is quite central to Theologia and other work I may do. Thus, I’m using my blog as a means of cutting my teeth on MT.

I’ve still got a ways to go on the format, etc. I decided to do this initial port using a default template.

I’m back

It looks like the craziness that resulted from the network upgrade has finally come to an end. I’ve got Theologia patched back up, everything’s running smoothly, life is good.

Jumpline Downgrade

I host hornes.org on Jumpline.com, who recently did a massive upgrade across their entire system. New mail services, new account management, new backbone connectivity, new servers, etc. They did not send out any advance warning… they just did it. The first sign of trouble was when they restored a two-week old view of our content after the upgrade. Then the email woes began, followed by the disk allocation problems, followed by multiple restorations of the site content to various backups, each time wiping out any new content posted.

It has not been pleasant. However, the new services are excellent, and the servers run significantly faster, and the price remains terrific. I have been holding off on any new blog posts since it was likely that they would be wiped out anyway. Hopefully, the pain is behind us.