So, since I haven't posted much news since I have been in school the last couple of years, I figured I would share a few things that were going on.
Next week I start school back. It's the beginning of my Senior year in college, so it's kind of exciting for me. I was in summer school trying to earn some credits up until August 11th, so I only got about a 2 week break in between classes. In that time, I have been able to experiment with some new website design techniques I have learned in school.
A couple of days ago, however, I had two new problems arise with this very website. First, my server crashed. Not just crashed, but really crashed. The system my sites were running on would not boot up but just for a few seconds, and then shut down again. Probably fried the motherboard. That was only the first problem.
Then, I received an email from Google stating the Youtube account I have been using to upload some of the videos seen on ToonJet was being shut down because of non-compliance with their terms. Not the first time this has happened, but when you're only uploading public domain videos, it's kind of hard to make that case.
So first of all, I have migrated my entire server to another machine. I began keeping backups of all of my data and files for this very reason. It isn't perfect, but it cost me under $100 and it seems to be working marvelously so far. As far as the other problem, you have probably noticed that I have begun to use Vimeo as the new video server. You may still see some Youtube videos on ToonJet, but going forward, I will be using Vimeo exclusively, and probably migrating some of the old videos over to Vimeo as well.
One good thing that came of all of this was I had a chance to go back and troubleshoot some problems the site was having with signups. I noticed a huge gap in time between signups, and realized that the signup system wasn't working at all. So, I went in and found the problem and hopefully all is well with that now.
Whether you're an old friend of ToonJet or just coming aboard, welcome and let's enjoy some cartoons, shall we?