I detect a certain malaise in blogdom. People getting tired, taking breaks. Feeling disillusioned.
And in the middle of all that, I disappear for 2 days. My 3 regular readers might wonder if I’ve fallen victim to “bloggers’ wrist”, or whatever this present malady is. But rest assured! All is well here as far as blogging is concerned. My absence is the result of my not being able to do 2 things at once, and my attention has been drawn elsewhere. For my sabbatical I’ve been learning PHP and mySQL, and the last day or two I’ve been trying seriously to implement the project I’ve been thinking about for a while. (Don’t ask — it’ll make your eyes glaze over ) Although I’m sure it would be a trivial exercise to an experienced programmer, the last time I tried to write anything from scratch was in SuperBasic on a Sinclair QL, so you can tell - I’m a bit out of practice! I’ve been pulling my hair out a bit to be honest, but this evening I began to feel like I was “getting there”.
The other reason I’ve been awol is also computer related. Another site I’m involved with is based on phpNuke, and it has always been fine. Unfortunately, it has been hacked by some evil *!%&*?* with too much time on their hands, and I’m having to give some thought to putting it right again. I’m not happy at all about this. There doesn’t seem to have been any point to the hacking. I can understand why someone might want to hack a government or corporate site, but what’s the point of hacking a site that’s used by a few friends to carry on a conversation?
But apart from that, I’m fine. Not jaded, disillusioned or intending to give up the blog. Just busy.
One last thing before I retire to my bed… If you can spare me a few moments in your prayers I’d be glad. I’m going on a school day trip to the beach tomorrow, and I might need them. Ah! The joy of 30 seven year olds!