OK, I don’t want to jinx myself, but everything seems to be Russian-free around here today. I apologize, once again, and hope it didn’t cause too many problems for you guys. This one was even uglier than previous excursions into the world of Give-Jeff-a-Goddamn-Stroke. The code kept regenerating itself on my end, and caused genuine mayhem for visitors of the site. It sucked, but I think everything’s under control now. Sorry it happened.
If any of you need help with WordPress, send me an email. The guy who cleaned up the mess yesterday has saved my ass many times. He’s great, and we’ve been working together for years. He can help during emergencies, and also does installs and professional alterations to your theme. I don’t know nothin’ about no code, and don’t want to know… I always just turn it over to him. I’d love to send him some extra work, so let me know if you’re looking for help in that area.
On Monday, while the virus or worm or whatever-the-hell was taking hold, I sent out a new Dispatch from the Bunker email. The link in that thing should be safe now, but I can understand why you might be leery. So, I’m going to break my own rules this one time, and link to the super-secret update here. If you’re not subscribed to the mailing list, you’re missing a weekly bonus update, like this one. The sign-up form is in the sidebar, if you’re interested. If not, that’s cool too.
Shockingly enough, two people complained this morning, saying they were having trouble finding Amazon links on the site. I don’t know how that’s possible, since they’re all over the place, but here they are again: Amazon US and Amazon Canada. Thanks, everyone, for remembering to use them. We’re on a pace to surpass December 2010, which is our best Amazon month ever. So, please keep it going. And thanks!
I have to go to an early meeting at work again today — apparently every Wednesday. So, I’m afraid this one’s gonna suck too. I’ll try to make up for all this on Thursday, with a genuine, full-length update.
Today I’d like for you guys to help me trim the Surf Report Christmas tree.
Many years ago, in Greensboro, I attended a hipster party where everyone was supposed to bring an ornament for the undecorated tree that was sitting in the middle of the hipster loft. People were hanging tampons on it, and photos of Sid Vicious, and crushed Pabst Blue Ribbon cans… I brought a big ball of dryer lint, with a metal hook embedded in it. It was a hit, and I was proud of my holiday offering.
So, let’s do the same thing here, kinda-sorta. Since we’re not all drunk together in a pretentious apartment in the South (unfortunately), we’ll just have to list our contributions in the comments section below. What would you add to the Surf Report Christmas tree? Use the comments link below, and together we’ll decorate this bitch!
I’ll be back tomorrow, my friends, with something more substantial. Thanks for sticking with me.
Have a great day.