Wake up and SmilePosted in insight, personal, video
Having neglected my personal website for going on 5 years, I decided to get 1 thing accomplished this week for myself and install some blog software to make it easier to update my musing to the world. You see, my kids are on spring break this week and for some inexplicable reason I gave the babysitter the entire week off. This week is also poorly timed as I am crazy busy at work, the kind of busy where you just cannot get ahead enough to take a week off. And my boss is in the states for the first time since December. This means I have spent the last 7 days chasing kids, answering emails, pulling porcupine quills from a dog’s nose and popping into work.
After all these years I did manage to figure out the login and password for my server and uploaded WordPress some time after midnight last night. Being more of a talker than a techie I was not surprised when I could not get my email to work this morning. I suddenly remembered why it had been so long between website updates… I don’t really know what I am doing and always manage to break what’s working in the attempt of fixing what is not. So when I noticed my site was down along with my email, I shit. I immediately assumed that I screwed something up and my punishment was no email.
Well it turns out it had nothing to do with my forays into SQL. A support email sent from another account solved that problem 8 hours later. I spent the resulting emailless day at the Bronx Zoo with my kids. This is a lesson for me not to panic and enjoy the important things in life. It also reminded me of this classic SNL skit about relying too heavily on technology. Enjoy.