swallowbush is no longer…

It is official, my previous domain www.swallowbush.com has been retired, and I don’t intend on bringing her back. We had a great 6 year run, and she held together until the end. A lot of the things that I will miss are easily found in Drupal, and some of the things that aren’t, will always be with me, guiding me through development in the future. Our saga has come to a close, and for that reason I am going to tell you a few of the good and bad experiences with developing my own website.

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Downtime? What?

Yesterday, an unfortunate discovery lead to an unfortunate mishap lead which lead to a great discovery and later to another unfortunate mishap. The initial mishap was indeed as terrible as you would have thought, and in some ways it shows how important it is to put proper error checking into your website, and in others it is showing how a user interacting with a website can quickly join the statistic of people who have no ability to use your application and say its too hard. You may be wondering what happened to my site yesterday between 5pm and 10pm, and if you are, be calmed in knowing that it was entirely my fault and I have been working on a few steps to help avoid that in the future. I deleted my database.

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Back from the compiler land

Hey folks, long time no talk. I’ve been away working on WAW for the last few days gearing up for a release, which ended up getting pushed out, but was great none the less. For those who don’t know I’ve been working with them for about 2 months now, and met some really good people. They are always around and have accepted me in as family practically even though they have been working together for more than two years. The mod is an extension of their old mod, which someone out there may already know about being the number one inspiration for my mod, Firearms (FA for short). It’s got some very unique ideas and is for the most part just waiting on some help on the art front to catch up to everything else.

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today I declared my independence.

After a long discussion with myself I decided that it was time to break free, from NPR. I got introduced to public radio around the time that bush was reelected, and I must say that it was a terrible choice. Not only did popping my political cherry ruin my views on the world it also drove me into innumerable depressions because of epiphanies that occurred through the process of life.

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