I did it!! I did it!!I did it!!

by DaniGirl on August 13, 2008 · 6 comments

in Editorial asides

I’m dancing around the living room with Lucas singing, “We did it!!!” I fixed all the problems (that, erm, I had created in the first place) in transferring over to my new blog host. I figured out that my SQL database wouldn’t populate because I was using the wrong version of SQL (and let me tell you, I felt a cold finger of dread performing the bloggy equivalent of open heart surgery with a box cutter when I was mucking about in those SQL tables, trying to cut and paste them when the file was too big!!!) and then I figured out why my wp-config file wasn’t reading the databases correctly. After 48 hours of headache, five calls and four e-mails to technical support and about sixty filezilla uploads and downloads, I DID IT!!!!

Oh how I missed you, my pretty blog. There were a few dark hours there where I thought I might never see you again, and I felt guilty remorse for the horrible way I’ve neglected you over the past few months.

I swear, my darling blog, I’ll never leave you again!

Anecdotal aside: yesterday, I was asking Beloved how to set up our printer-scanner thingamawhatchacallit so I could scan some reciepts before I send them to the health insurance company. He said, “You just plug it into the USB port on the laptop and it’s ready to go.” When I kind of muttered and asked him to do it for me, he said, “Let me get this straight. With no idea how to use the coding languages, you’ll edit your PHP files and your SQL databases, but you can’t figure out how to plug something into the USB port?”

I replied that it was all a part of the delightful package of contradictions and dichotomies that is me.

P.S. Did I mention I DID IT!!???!!!

P.P.S. I know, some of the images are missing, including the blog banner. I have to resave my images file on the new server, but after Lucas and I finish our victory dance, there are a few (ahem, hundred) things around here I’ve neglected while parsing my blog code, like feeding the kids. It’ll all be back to normal eventually, now that the scary part is fixed.

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1 swirl girl August 13, 2008 at 12:25 pm

huh? I understood about 1/3 of that computer stuff. I am lucky I can even type ….

2 Karen August 13, 2008 at 2:10 pm

congrats-wow, impressive….
feeding the kids??? that’s what cheerios are for!!!

keep up the good work ; )

3 Lee August 13, 2008 at 6:39 pm

Wahoo! Time to put in a transfer to the Information Technology department at work!

Good job!

4 Jerri Ann August 13, 2008 at 7:09 pm

It took me days and days and I finally had to bring in the hubster expert…man it hurt, but way to go for you!!!

5 Batman August 15, 2008 at 10:18 pm

I’m a little late in chiming in…congrats and welcome back! Good job.

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