Date the below entry was originally posted – June 21, 2016. If you don’t know why the old copy was lost, check this post: Website Port and SSL upgrade completed
ORIGINAL POST CONTENT:
Hi everyone! Welcome to my WordPress blog! I had a minimalist blog planned here before but this is arguably simpler to maintain, searchable, and, well, just better than coding my own blog by hand. You can comment if you want to, or subscribe via RSS, or search the blog posts for relevant content. I will also be setting up a shop here with WooCommerce, as a supplement to my eBay and Etsy storefronts. Let’s face it, eBay is charging a lot of fees, and I can trim the prices down by about 4% for anyone who buys here instead – and, in some cases, maybe even more than that! I sell unique handcrafted artworks in acrylic, pastel, colored pencil, and other media, but I also offer services as a video editor, vfx artist, 3d artist, miniature artist, and web designer. You should definitely bookmark this site as things are going to be very interesting very soon.
Good news: SSL encryption is fully functional on all parts of HornbostelProductions.com, the domain (shop, etc) is fully secured with 2048-bit encryption and certification from a respected certificate authority [Comodo]. The domain and WP installation has been relocated as well to my new hosting platform, and that means enhanced load times and improved performance.
Bad news: All the shop product listings and blog posts from 2016 are gone. Just completely, totally and bafflingly gone. I’ll do what I can to quickly recreate some of that content but it won’t be 100% identical, so just be aware of that. This is incredibly frustrating but I’m not sure what I can really do to fix it at this point.
The shop and everything else here should be rebuilt in some form over the course of the next week.
[EDIT – SILVER LINING]
On January 30th, 2017, I reverted the domain to its old format for about four hours, just long enough to recover and screen capture all the old blog post content and shop data. I will now recreate all of that content, for the most part, tonight. It won’t all be 100% identical in format – certain details are unavoidably changing like the coded date of the post – but pretty much the same in most respects.