… And We’re Back
Did you miss the blog? I hope you did. I missed it too.
It’s been a rough two weeks as I was transferring my hosting and domain. I didn’t have to but for your security and mine, I wanted to. You may have noticed that lovely padlock up there saying this site is secure. That’s right, folks. I went ahead and got you a watchman.
Let’s call him Brian. (Brian’s the name of the guy who helped me migrate). I picture him as a tall dark dude who needs glasses but refuses to go see an eye doctor. His favourite colour is navy and he wears a navy sweater everywhere even if it’s too hot. Also, he likes khaki trousers but who wouldn’t? Those things are versatile. You can wear them everywhere.
In my pursuit of Brian, the watchman, I stumbled upon a plethora of problems. First, my previous host … it’s painful talking about this… my previous host was supposed to terminate their services with me on the 31st of August. In preparation for this, since they were offering to give me the padlock if I paid them an outrageous amount of money per month, I ventured out. And I got a new service provider. It’s cheaper and I get the padlock for free! (I’m talking about SSL certification btw)
So previous host, let’s call him Adolf, dropped me like a hot potato on the 5th of August. Needless to say, I was surprised. I was shocked. Dumbfounded!
But here’s the hilarious part (read as the WTF part), I called Adolf, right, and I said, “Hi. I requested a cancellation of my order and it was to take effect on the 31st. How is it that my hosting has been terminated?” This was on the 7th.
“What’s your domain name, please?” Adolf asked. And I was pleased because at least the customer care was cool. I mean, she said ‘please’.
“thispostisabout.com,” I said.
“One moment, please.” Another ‘please’. Definitely, these people will help me.
A few moments later the rep came back on the phone and said this, (this is the actual truth, not making anything up), “I’m sorry but service for that domain was terminated on the 31st of August. You did not renew it.”
IT WAS THE 7TH FREAKING DAY OF AUGUST!
“Excuse me? Did you say it was terminated on the 31st of August?”
Oh no, you’re not gonna get me with your politeness! “Ahem, did you know that it’s only the 7th of August today?”
“Your hosting was terminated on – “
“Yes, you said that. On the 31st of this month. But, here’s the funny thing, we have 24 days left in August!”
“Are you trying to tell me that you went into the future and deleted all my files? Then you came back to the past to tell me that what is done is done? Is that what I’m hearing you say to me right now?”
“We will try to recover your files.”
“When? Last month?”
“We apologize for the inconvenience. Give us your email address and –“
“You have my email address. Don’t pretend you don’t. Recover my data.”
Then I hung up because, dude, I was dealing with time travellers. In hindsight, I should have been more kosher in my speech because what if they went to the past and killed me?
Speaking of time travel, was anyone else confused with the plot of Endgame?
Anyway, the second of my troubles was getting back my posts. Thank Jesus, I had a backup form my WordPress. Trouble is, it was all text. No images at all.
So, Brian helped restore my site but all my data was kaput, so I had to do a clean install. It worked, thankfully, but then I had to fix all the posts. I questioned why I started blogging in 2015. 72 posts are way too many to restore but by the grace of God, I did and here we are.
I’m not going to tell you who Adolf is (unless you inbox me) because I don’t want to defame anyone. But if you do inbox me and I do tell you, what you do with that information is out of my hands.
Troubles aside, we’re back. Gonna go back to releasing content on most Mondays at 10 am. I say most Mondays because I can skip a week or two (apologies in advance).
Thank you for waiting.
Have a good week.