As I mentioned in a previous Roundup, I have been doing a bit of work in the background to make HLS a bit leaner and meaner. We’ve seen a bit of success here, meaning that I can safely move us back to our usual hosting plan instead of the emergency upgrade my pocketbook got slammed with.
What this means for you, the Loyal Reader, is that HLS will be under maintenance throughout the entire Memorial Day weekend starting this Friday, May 24.
During this time, you will likely see a maintenance splash page all weekend. For parts of Friday, you will also likely see HLS outright inaccessible during the server move. This means we will have DNS changes that need to propagate which takes some time (non-nerd speak: the Internet will need some time to find us again).
I am also hopeful that I can figure out what happened to our forums during this time and get those back up and running. I’m pretty sure our theme is to blame, so don’t be surprised if I get frustrated enough to punt until we move to our new theme.
Speaking of the new theme, things have been moving at a snail’s pace as I’ve been in a whirlwind with little free time (and motivation) to work on it. The goal is to make that new theme look as close to what you see today as possible. To do this, I am having to put in a healthy dose of custom code and I want to make sure I do it right. I promise though, it will be worth it. It will remove a lot of headaches for me on the administration side and be a lot easier to use, most notably in the comment section.
I also fully expect more Eddie Vanderdoes news will break because why not.
So enjoy your Memorial Day Weekend. Rest assured that Father Sorin will be having a vigil for my efforts on what he dubs our “magic box” with his Good Friday post taking a week off. And, considering we will not have a Roundup this week as well, here is your beer suggestion for the weekend: exercise your freedom to drink whatever the hell you want because AMERICA Y’ALL!