The annual update was meant as a joke initially, but has become a sad reality.
This year blogging has taken a severe hit by Photobucket's policy change. Most will have come across that sad story by now, so I won't retell it here. Since large parts of my blog's gallery were hosted there, almost the whole back catalogue of posts and pictures is rendered useless. I have restored some posts. But it is a huge undertaking to download all albums (Photobucket does its best to prevent that) and reupload them somewhere else. Sure, there are ways to outsmart their service, yet I have no trust that there will be any lasting solution with free hosting sites. Also I don't have the time or will to revisit every post affected.
That is the main reason why I have pretty much stopped using this blog. There are now easier (and less time-consuming) ways to record my hobby activities. Which sadly have become few and far between, anyway. Also, after almost ten years of service *oh boy* this site is in desperate need of a major overhaul, in technical terms as well as in format and style. Even small things like fonts cannot be changed due to an outdated custom template, hence I reckon it requires a lot more effort than I'm able to spend on it at the moment.
I won't scrap the blog completely for I still hope to come back to it in this current or any other format. But if you're interested in my progress – what little there is – you can either follow me on Twitter (see the right bar) or keep an eye on the Lead Adventure Forum, which I roam under the guise of Mad Doc Morris.
Until next year or so.