To paraphrase a metaphor: Live by technology, die by technology.
A spate of random, unrelated technological glitches over the last week has been killing us — at least from where I’m typing. It’s one thing to encounter such obstacles on our side of cyberspace, but I’m not happy when our readers catch a glimpse. And these have been noticeable.
Last Friday, the company that hosts our Web site was beset by a bizarre system outage that knocked it — and us — temporarily offline. The last couple of days, Noozhawk’s e-Bulletin provider has been tracking down a high-tech gremlin that insists on erasing the url links connecting our e-Bulletin to the actual stories on our Web site. Unfortunately, they’ve not yet caught the scoundrel and Thursday’s e-Bulletin will be delayed for a few hours until they do.
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Meanwhile, we apologize for the inconvenience.
Of course, you’ve been getting that a lot from us lately so let me end this with some positive news as a sign of things to come. For the last few months, we’ve been working with Ameravant, a Santa Barbara Web development company, on a new content management system. We’re very excited about the new features, and a brand-new design, and we’re close to introducing you to the package.
Really close. In fact, look for a sneak peek next week. This is one glimpse we don’t mind you seeing at all.