It’s been indicated that I haven’t posted in a while. Yes, it’s true. Projects are stagnating. Bloglines has long ago quit showing any indication of updates here or at I (heart) baking. Why? It’s ski season. Weekends that once served as primary “catch up” time for my websites and projects are now spent skiing the lovely slopes of Colorado.* I also have yet to reconnect my internet. Honestly, I’m enjoying being not so connected. Plus, if I hold out for another 25 days, I can get better Internet deals.
On to a somewhat related topic, perhaps on Tuesday or Wednesday you happened upon my site and found a really ugly “Account Suspended” message or tried to venture past my front page and were confronted with an ugly 404 error. Were you surprised? Yeah, me too. Unknown to me, PayPal had decided to cancel payment subscriptions I had set up to pay my hosting bills. Since I didn’t know they were cancelled, I wasn’t aware that the bills weren’t paid until TextDrive [hosts I (heart) baking] contacted me requesting alternate payment. I received no such notice from ASmallOrange (which hosts this site). My one and only notice that I had an overdue balance was a big fat website BSOD from them announcing that my account was suspended. I love looking like a delinquent. From what I understand, they are supposed to have a notification system built into their billing, but apparently my account somehow slipped through the cracks. As a consequence of the account suspension, my .htaccess file was deleted in its entirety. Thus, from the time my account was reinstated until the middle of yesterday when I noticed this, most of my site was throwing 404 errors. It’s been a fun couple days. PayPal has yet to provide me with a great explanation of what happened.
Here’s to some champagne powder for this weekend!
* It snowed 10 inches last night at my favorite resort, so don’t expect this weekend to be any different than the others.