Certain wild and rabid fans have practically begged us to return to blogging. So, I guess we will.
Believe it or not, we actually took steps in 2020 to reinvigorate the site. But there were roadblocks and all that.
- Technical issues. On our prior host, WordPress was several versions behind, and we couldn’t update it. The PHP version was old, but the host didn’t provide an obvious way to do the update.
It was a convenient excuse to start learning to use AWS, and set up our own server. So we did that.
Naturally, when I logged into the prior host to change the DNS settings, they FINALLY prodded me to upgrade PHP. Just a year or two late there.
- Spacetime incompatibility. To put it simply, the Mascot *hasn’t even existed* in our universe for the last several years. We’re still deciding whether to post about the basic astrophysics of how our universe and the Eggish universe interact. It’s still too risky, because the government is watching us too closely.
- Work-life imbalance. The perfect excuse for not doing something. Yes, work has been very draining. With the nature of my work (and being one of the company owners), there’s no guarantee of time away from the job. But I *do* have time for rest, and it’s a matter of priorities. LEP hasn’t been a priority, and I just need to change that.
Here’s to a much more involved 2021!