Happy Birthday!

Happy birthday to (jaska dot) me!

This site launched on 8 March 2013, and is now officially three years old.

Sure, in places, it shows, but at least it’s all working. I’ve gone through numerous formatting changes, lots of content additions (and subtractions), and even some developer changes in the last few years. As it stands, jaska.me is run and maintained exclusively by me. Just me. For the forseeable future, that’s how it will┬ábe.

Currently, I’m working on backend stuff for Diversified Creativity, so the main Jaska site might not be quite up to scratch. I keep uploading license plate stuff (and have another post incoming for January – March 2016), but photography and music has unfortunately taken the back burner for now. I suppose the lack of creative energy really doesn’t help, huh.

This server setup and its config(s) are three years old as well, and I really need to update. However, this could result in substantial downtime if I were to migrate my instance (even if it were possible to do so as an AMI). I cannot afford to have two simultaneous instances, even if only for a few days whilst I sort out the backend on the new server. I’d effectively have to remake anything and everything having to do with permissions and content control. That will likely be necessary regardless, and it would make a huge difference if I could re-build a local staging area instead of putting things together piecemeal on a 2012 MacBook Pro and hoping everything works the same on a virtual Ubuntu server from 2013.


In any case, it’s nice to know I’ve been able to come this far. I know nobody cares, because nobody has ever bothered to donate or even mention that they like my website, but that’s likely because they think I built it from some boilerplate “hosting company” bullshit template. Their loss.

Now, if you’ll excuse me…these databases won’t write themselves, you know.