Ah, Sweet Procrastination

Hopefully you won’t see something akin to the picture above in July.

Some time around the beginning of the year (or earlier), it was announced that Apple would be dropping MobileMe in favor of iCloud. Almost all of the services available on MobileMe were available on iCloud and there was no reason for the redundancy. Those of us with MobileMe accounts automatically got iCloud account, we synced our calendars and contacts across all of our mobile devices and there was much rejoicing.*

Unfortunately, not all of the services would continue to be available.** One of the most obvious was web hosting. Now this shouldn’t be an issue for those of us here at the Roost.*** We moved off of MobileMe years ago.

The main concern is that there will be no more iWeb support or development. OK, no big deal. I had been thinking about switching to a different web design program anyway. This would just be the impetus I needed to finally get off of my butt and do it. I did some research, solicited advice on the Zuckerberg experiment, and made my decision. I downloaded the full version of one of the programs I had been testing (there were seven or so). Then I started remaking The Dragon’s Roost.

I did like a page and a half.

Then I sort of forgot about it.

Well, not really forgot. It was always on the list of things to do, it just kept getting pushed further and further down.

So why am I going into all of this now? Because the bell is tolling for MobileMe. As of 1 July it will cease to exist.

Hopefully this website will not do the same.

I think that I have done everything I need to do to insure the continued existence of my little rant platform. Hopefully I will also be able to continued to publish to it as well. I won’t know for sure until this weekend.

Until then, rest assured that if I find out that I have disappeared from the internets, I will rush the project and get
something up. In a similar vein, be aware that one of these days you will surf over here and find that it looks radically different. That will mean that I figured out what I was doing and started using the other program. There will probably be an extended period of time**** where some of the old material will be unavailable. I will do my best to get the archived Napalms up ASAP.

That’s all for now. I would start working on the new website design now, but I’m headed out of town.




*Huzzah

**It’s always something, right?

***Fingers crossed.

****I mean let’s be honest. Hopefully you won’t see something akin to the picture above in July.

Some time around the beginning of the year (or earlier), it was announced that Apple would be dropping MobileMe in favor of iCloud. Almost all of the services available on MobileMe were available on iCloud and there was no reason for the redundancy. Those of us with MobileMe accounts automatically got iCloud account, we synced our calendars and contacts across all of our mobile devices and there was much rejoicing.*

Unfortunately, not all of the services would continue to be available.** One of the most obvious was web hosting. Now this shouldn’t be an issue for those of us here at the Roost.*** We moved off of MobileMe years ago.

The main concern is that there will be no more iWeb support or development. OK, no big deal. I had been thinking about switching to a different web design program anyway. This would just be the impetus I needed to finally get off of my butt and do it. I did some research, solicited advice on the Zuckerberg experiment, and made my decision. I downloaded the full version of one of the programs I had been testing (there were seven or so). Then I started remaking The Dragon’s Roost.

I did like a page and a half.

Then I sort of forgot about it.

Well, not really forgot. It was always on the list of things to do, it just kept getting pushed further and further down.

So why am I going into all of this now? Because the bell is tolling for MobileMe. As of 1 July it will cease to exist.

Hopefully this website will not do the same.

I think that I have done everything I need to do to insure the continued existence of my little rant platform. Hopefully I will also be able to continued to publish to it as well. I won’t know for sure until this weekend.

Until then, rest assured that if I find out that I have disappeared from the internets, I will rush the project and get
something up. In a similar vein, be aware that one of these days you will surf over here and find that it looks radically different. That will mean that I figured out what I was doing and started using the other program. There will probably be an extended period of time**** where some of the old material will be unavailable. I will do my best to get the archived Napalms up ASAP.

That’s all for now. I would start working on the new website design now, but I’m headed out of town.




*Huzzah

**It’s always something, right?

***Fingers crossed.

****I mean let’s be honest.