romanglass (romanglass) wrote in magne_f,

web site stuff

The other day I received a notification to update my SSL certificates, and this got me thinking: should I keep paying for domains and hosting and SSL on sites I have not been building and maintaining as I once had? Should I let go of my various web site ambitions and accept that I'll never reach the goals I had for myself?

And then I checked the site metrics for each domain, and found that there is still an audience at least for my archive site, despite the lack of updates. So I renewed my SSL certificate for another year, and we'll see how I feel when that year is up. In the meantime, no one likes to waste money, and paying for this service gave me the motivation to look into things.

Turns out the theme I bought back in 2012 or 2013 hasn't been updated by the developers since 2015, so that had to go, for real this time (if you recall, I experimented with a different theme earlier this year and then reverted to the orange and blue one). It took me a while to find a simple theme that wouldn't require me to resize the image thumbnails, but I am happy with the one I ended up with. I moved a couple of the top menu links to the footer, and then began updating the main pages.

I've updated the Blogs and Interview pages, removing links to MySpace and, respectively, since they are all broken. I added a bunch more interviews - it was fun reading some of them after all this time. I haven't had a chance to check all the media links and to remove the broken ones, but I'll get to that soon.

Some of the posts have an issue with not displaying the embedded videos correctly, so the theme definitely isn't perfect, and I'll have to go back through and validate the content. And then finally I can add WXL - the album page, the lyrics pages, the videos, etc.

For the first time since 2010 I have a lot of leave saved up, so I am taking next week off for Thanksgiving, and the last two weeks of the year. I can't wait. I have a lot to do around the house, but that will get old fast (haha), and since we're in a pandemic and being urged to stay home, no doubt I'll get to some web stuff while on holiday.

Not an exciting update, but having done some work, I felt the need to toot my own horn ;-) Hope you're all safe and healthy out there. More soon.

p.s. Magne, I want my xmas baubles, come onnnnnnnnn!

p.p.s. No solo shows in Oslo in December makes me sad. Wouldn't it be great if Santa Magne gifted us with the recording from last year? I'll send my letter to the North Pole, and if enough of us do it, maybe our wishes will come true ;-)

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