As most of you know, this site went down again this morning. What you don’t know is that, behind the scenes I’ve actually changed hosts because of site outages. This time, however, it wasn’t the host, but a plug-in.
If you don’t know what a plug-in is, don’t worry about it. The easy explanation is a bit of software code designed to do something. For example, the box with google ads over there on the upper right is the result of a bit of code. Blogs often use lots of them and the one that was causing the site not to load has been there for several months.
What I’m pleased to report however, is this time I did not lose my cool. I didn’t even get angry inside.
Maybe I’m growing up. Maybe my meditation practice is working.
The image? It’s all over google images so I have no clue who first created this one, but the concept comes from the wonderful book and BBC radio series, The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy. (My buddy Lori tells me there was a movie too.) Some place in the book, on the first spaceship I think, someone points to the large friendly button with the words, Don’t Panic! on it. I’ve always loved the idea of a large friendly button!
Today I didn’t and I’m tickled. Later today or tomorrow? Who knows.