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Sunday, September 17, 2006

Coolest guy on the planet

There's no doubt in my mind who's "the man" -- it's Jake Ortman of Bend, proprietor of UtterlyBoring.com.

Jake has donated his time, talent, disk space, bandwidth, computer geek skills, and good humor to a task that I once thought impossible -- getting all the old material from this blog back where it belongs.

Check out my archives over there on the left sidebar. Except for parts of July and August 2006 -- when I foolishly trusted my web host to keep a backup, and it didn't -- I've now got everything re-integrated into the blog. There's some more housekeeping to do now with Mr. Template (get out the key to the liquor cabinet), but that's nothing compared to getting 3,000 entries and all the accompanying comments back in place. Jake did it. Heck, I'll even manually re-do the two lost months myself now, I'm that happy.

Having suffered through internet hell, I know what a formidable task this was. To have a guy I've never met in person pop up and fix this for me is one of life's blessings. Mad props, as the kids say, to Jake.

Comments (3)

Man, you had to find the ONE picture on my site that I look totally like crap.

Come to think of it, I've only posted a few pictures of myself on my site, and they all look like crap.

But when I'm holding one of my newborn girls, it ain't about me, right?

But no thanks needed, Jack. Seriously. I've seen a lot of good people screwed by s**ty webhosts (and have nearly been screwed myself by that very same one) that anything I can do to keep sites functional, the better. Your site's such a great resource and one of Oregon's great blogs that I couldn't see such a bad thing happen to such a good site.

But if you still feel the need to thank me, next time you're in Central Oregon buy me a soda and we'll call it good ;-)

Hey, send me a better picture. The birth of your daughter probably was one of your finest moments, but if you're like me, the tears were welling up and the hairs on the back of your neck were standing up!

That picture there is after I hadn't slept for a few days and have been stuck on my back for a few days (as that was a few months before it went out entirely and required cutting me open). I probably passed out asleep about 10 minutes later.

Sadly, though, I doubt I have much better, and I'd rather be known as a good dad than a handsome fellow ;-)


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