Overcoming inertia was a bit more difficult than I anticipated. . .I realized that the content management software (e107) I had running webjon was from 2005 — it was time for an update.
As soon as I installed e107 I found it cumbersome and bulky, but with a lot of customization I got it to look and act how I wanted it to. Since it was time to update I started looking at other options — but starting over with new software was going to be even more painful that losing all my e107 customizations, so I bit the bullet and installed five small updates, then went for the upgrade.
According to the software the upgrade went fine. . . But the reality was a disaster — not a single e107 page or function worked properly anymore. Thankfully my art gallery was not within e107 so it kept chugging along. I’ve spent the last couple of days retrieving what I could from the old webjon database and starting over with new software. . .
So here we are. . . the only piece left to restore from the old website is the sketch gallery, unfortunately that software is specific to e107 so I need to find another option, but other than that I think everything is back — and I’ve added trade lists, and I’ve re-enabled comments.
Webjon is back — blogified just in time for the new show season to start!
Inertia — according to Webster: 1 a: a property of matter by which it remains at rest or in uniform motion in the same straight line unless acted upon by some external force.
Yes indeed. . . inertia. In this case a website that remains at rest seemingly indefinitely, but those folks from the film Field of Dreams were right — if you build it they will come, and despite not touching this site in over a year I just checked the stats, and people still come.
So that’s cool. . .
The inertia didn’t stop at the website though. My collection was hampered by it too — sure I kept clicking on eBay and paying with Paypal (I’d prefer another great non-sport card buying option, but right now they are few and far between), but my lists of what I have became insanely out dated. Stacks of various base cards covered nearly every flat surface in my office, and trading totally stopped for a long time.
The good news. . . the site is getting updated right now. . . I’ve gone through stacks of chase cards and actually updated my lists, and I’ve scrubbed off a lot of the rust and have started trading again through a forum I joined. Now I’m looking to get back into this (trading and writing) aspect of the hobby more. . .
Please bear with me a tiny bit longer until I can get trade lists posted, and actually start writing again. . . it’ll be more of a blog format this time. . . but more on that later.
Ohh. . . and I’m allowing comments. . . if I get too much spam I’ll turn it off, but we’ll give it a try. . .