I have had 3 projects on my mind this past few months, and I just succeeded at one of them!!
#1: Finish Moving Blog, Girl!
I moved my blog from one hosting to another and while the domain name was transferring, it got hung up for some reason. I checked it every couple of days and it still hadn’t completed, and eventually I got super busy and forgot all about it. In the back of my mind, I was worried that I had just lost my domain entirely, because I never confirmed that it was transferred and it was past the due date for renewal at the original place. Anyway, I finally got in contact with tech support and they said they have control of the domain, they just had to finalize it. That was fixed and all I had to do was copy over all the website files and the get the wordpress databases that I previously copied over working.
For some reason that is always a pain. I’ve done it a few times and I always get mixed up. There’s only one file you have to update. It shouldn’t be that hard. For some reason there were like 6 databases and I’m pretty sure I don’t need 5 of them. If there is an easy way to see what’s in them, I guess I could go in and delete them, or maybe I will just leave it because I am afraid I will break something. There’s no reason wordpress would need more than one database, right? Also about 3 of them are completely empty … I’m afraid of deleting things.
#2: Update your pic on LinkedIn!
The second project is to update my web presence (specifically LinkedIn). I have been making quite a few business contacts recently and LinkedIn will either be entirely useless, or maybe slightly helpful, but I’ll never know if I don’t try it out. And one thing is for certain, it can’t hurt. My only hold up here is that I can’t find a single ‘professional’ looking picture of me. I’m always making a weird face or tilting my head or … kissing a duck. I have had this profile since grad school with no picture on it. It is time.
#3: Finish your file server.
The last project is to build a server. Just a file server so all my stuff can live in one spot. Possibly a webserver as well if I can get that working. It’s been a while since I’ve attempted this. I sure hope all the hardware I have still works.
This is in addition to all these other projects I’m working on at work and outside of work. Prototek, a new makerspace in OKC; Nerdy Girls, a group of, well, girls who are nerds that get together and do awesome things; the AIChE (American Institute of Chemical Engineers) Young Professional Committee, Loss Prevention Committee, and the developing Mentorhsip Program; There’s a group called AEP (the Alliance of Emerging Professionals) that I’ve been trying to get more involved with for awhile; and I also want to join the Oklahoma Heritage Association’s Second Century Club (another local young professionals club). Man. That’s a lot of stuff. I think I need to make a list so I don’t forget anything.