First, the photos below are from a spur-of-the-moment local short trip I took late morning today. Seems I have developed a fancy for CB (citizens band) radio after two decades of being away from the radio service which sparked and then turned into a Ham Radio hobby. I purchased a small magnetic mount antenna for my truck at the destination and am still shuffling through the choices of mobile radios that can work both the Ten and Eleven metre radio bands.
I used the Nikon D3300 and the Nikkor 70-300mm lens for these photos.
Moving right along, as you regular visitors have noted, I’d planned on moving this website to a self-hosted platform on WordPress.org. Well… That ain’t gonna happen! It’s a rather crappy story. A couple days back I decided to give the WordPress.com Business plan a shot. It appeared to have some features I liked so I purchased the plan.
All was fine but after a thorough trial run I decided to have WP.com remove the purchase and revert back to my Premium plan which was taken care of quickly by the WP.com team. After reverting, I was a bit shocked to learn that I had suddenly used all of my Thirteen Gig space allocation! Eh?? Previous to my changing my plan, my Admin panel told me that I’d used just fifty one percent of my allocated storage space. Really? eh??
I sent an email to WP.com explaining in detail what had happened. By the way, my attempt to move this site to WP.org and self-hosted status was a dismal failure. I spent around an hour and a half on the phone with a BlueHost tech guy today. Neither of us could figure out why the hell the new website wouldn’t accept my XML files which install the content from the website your reading now into the new site. Long story short, I ‘threw in the towel’.
It ain’t worth it. To hell with this bullshit. Nobody needs that crap eh? Blogging is an Avocation for me, not a source of income and I’m not a blogging addict. Yet I see my website as a very positive aspect of my life. In the long run, it’ll be worth the cost of the Business plan yet why the hell is it so bloody hard to move a blog domain?? Is it worth the bullshit? No. If you choose to move your site to WP.org, do choose the option to have all the work done by a pro. Money well spent.
So then, your all stuck with my presence here!!