Its taken a massive effort, but I've resurrected this blog. I suppose that much is obvious. There were vulnerabilities in the software the site was built upon and they were exploited. I was alerted immediately and pulled the site down before any damage was done. Rebuilding it has been difficult because I had to match the new version of the site (even though it currently looks exactly like the old version) with the old database. I Ended up having to build a new database. Then I had to use scripts to pull all the Entries from the old database (there actually ended up being two of them) and then use another script to write all the entries to the new database so that all the fields matched. There was a lot to do even after that was completed and I'm still not finished resurrecting all those old articles.
This is a weird time for me. Looking back over old blog entries has made it even more weird. Everything is going well at the moment and I'm getting married in two months. I'm not particularly worried about getting married, but its weird after all I've come through over the past few years and because I'm at an age where huge change isn't always welcomed. In truth I'm the sort of person who never welcomed huge change. It takes me time to adapt to even small changes.
I woke up this morning after having a dream about my past. I was talking to someone and earnestly telling them things that, in real life, I never actually got to say before they were gone from me. Maybe they wouldn't have cared even if I had actually said those things. Sometimes what's a big deal to you means nothing to another person. People get caught up in the realities they've chosen for themselves. I'm no different and I'm guilty of romanticising everything and attributing deep meaning where there often is none. Still, dreaming about these things is unnerving and I would rather dream about mundane things, like dinosaurs and flying teapots.