My regular readers may have noticed a little change up yonder in the navigation bar - I registered my own domain name yesterday! The moment I did so, however, I realized that I must have completely lost my mind. I have no idea how to set up the new domain for my blog. I wasted
I know nothing about web design, web hosting or anything else connected with the actual operation of computers. This is not false modesty (oh, I wish!), but a simple statement of fact. Really, it is an understatement of fact, because few words can describe my sheer incompetence with computers. Obviously, my ritual of pouring a glass of wine to fortify me when tackling vexing computer-related issues is the one sensible thing I am able to point to in this story, but the rest was a disaster!
|Actor portraying Your Frustrated Reporter
I am not one to complain, but there are some things that are just ridiculously over-complicated and personal computers are the worst. I can never remember how to open programs or even to find things in my own files and the computer experiences regular meltdowns because I forget how to do the simplest operations. Actually, I barely know how to use a keyboard, either, having never learned it when I was younger and now being too old to learn these newfangled tricks!
As a matter of fact, I have been meaning to have a word with the gods about this. I want to know why I had to suffer the misfortune of being born too late for the computer revolution? Really, it is all too much! Personal computers were just becoming a thing in the couple of years after I graduated from university. Yes, I made my way through college without the internet, without word processing - I hand-wrote most of my term papers and all of my essays! - and without any understanding whatsoever about any of the new technologies coming right up behind me. Life is so unfair!!
|Huh? Speak for yourself!
Let us be perfectly frank: when it comes to computer technology, I am as ignorant and helpless as a baby. No wait, a baby would probably be ahead of me in this game. Aren't they training youngsters in basic keyboarding and DOS and fortran and all that nonsense in utero these days? It seems like that to me.
Anyway, in keeping with my usual
Eventually, I managed to find help*, and figured out how to simply redirect this blog to that web domain and here we are! It really is very simple for calm, capable people like Your Able Correspondent.
|Nothing to see here!
Situation under control
I have gone through and put my favorite blogs links all back on here, but who knows what else may have been dropped into the internet void during the migration! The horror! I may never figure any of this out properly, but I plan to
I hope my regular readers will help out by letting me know if they notice anything that seems wonky on my blog, or if anything has gone mysteriously missing. It is
|Artist's rendition of the future workspace of Your Faithful Scribe
Back to the NiftyUniverse forthwith! Good Day to All!
*Pro-tip: Type: "How the #$#!! do I set up my blog?" in the google window-thingie and voilà! Step-by-step instructions. You're welcome.