In the last year or so the idea of upgrading my www.j-hanson.com website came to the forefront from time to time. However, I was always managed to push it to the background as it was all just too much work. Then I switched from my old Mac to my new MacBook Air.
The Nurse – who was in Phnom Penh at the time – did her IT best, but there was no way to transfer the iWeb files to a new computer. What? How could it not be possible? Being held hostage by Mac and iWeb made me reconsider the website upgrade. Those in the know told me that Word Press was the way to go. A few assured me that it was so idiot-proof and that even I could figure it out, but the jury is still out on that one.
Web Site Development
So I got in touch with my friend Andrés in Buenos Aires and he and his partner Carolina agreed to design a new site for me. Inshallah, all of a sudden this started getting easier as they are both talented and competent. As anyone who is familiar with my technological ignorance knows, I just don’t get it, which makes me more of a liability than an asset. But they worked around me and got the site operational.
Over the years, a number of people have suggested I should have a blog. But – like the website – it seemed overwhelming. Then all of a sudden there it was with the new website. And it came at such a good time. The diary I’ve kept since August 1981 when I went to live in Nigeria has run its course. I was writing baby Spanish that would not be of interest to anyone ever so it really wasn’t fair to take up space at the Flinders Archives. So now the game plan is to make the ‘blog’ a sort of diary with entries every week to ten days.
And at long last – gracias a mis amigos who are still talking with me – the site is ready to go. I’m really looking forward to getting into it and making it work. So come along on my adventures from Phnom Penh and beyond.