I got to sleep at 2am last night. I found that there were problems with many files transferred and had to do many of them again unfortunately. I continued working on the gallery at 7am this morning. As of 8:41am the HOG Golf Photo Gallery is up and running. Let’s test it out:
I also deleted thousands of unnecessary files and tables in the database. The database alone was cleared of over 50,000 “temporary” tables or files. This should help the gallery run quicker, as should my new dedicated server.
Next and (hopefully) final fix, the rotating banner in the header.
The core of HOG’s server move is done. The template and all text/posts are good to go. Now for the big PITA, the gallery. I started transferring the files to the gallery about 15 hours ago and they’re still going…
Oh man if you only knew how fried my brain is. I may have one brain cell left… HOG is back!
I don’t have time to write, I have more stuff to fix. But I’m glad to see the core of HOG is back online with the new server!
It has taken me almost three hours of clicking and reading to go through the golf blogs in the HOG Links. I went through and checked them all and deleted all the ones which have been inactive for more than six months or just didn’t exist anymore. If you have a blog, I recommend doing the same to help the bots feast on fresh golf blog food.
Among the sadly ignored blogs which were apparently left for dead was the USGA blog, with a last update of January 2, 2008. You see many entities like this try to jump on the blogwagon but they just don’t get it. Just “having” a blog doesn’t cut the mustard folks. Ya gotta work the thing.
Another sad find, was that the Reluctant Jam Boy has hung up his golf blog caddie bib. Sorry to see him go, again.
A not-so-sad deletion was the Wie-Blog, with the most recent post being “Wie to attend Stanford next year.”
I didn’t even notice this until recently, but I’ve surpassed the 2000 golf blog post mark!
With that many golf blog posts, one of them is bound to be decent.