Oh, man, there was a point earlier today when I wanted to just scream, “Help!!!!!!!”
Of course, Lucy, that’ll take some ‘splaining… 🙂
— Dennis Chighisola
And What A Strange New Year’s Day It Was!
Okay, here’s the scoop… On Christmas Eve this site was moved to a new and potentially better server. I shouldn’t even say “potentially”, because I know things are already working much faster — both here and on our Local Video Marketing site.
Of course, the best made plans…
Partway through the day, I received a few emails from a new member. His first problem was easy to resolve, but his second problem wasn’t his problem at all… Ugh.
As others might have discovered over recent days, certain videos on this site show error messages, and won’t play at all. Ya, “certain videos”…
As it turns out, that switch to a new server brought with it some difficulty in handling the file type I used in the earliest years of building this site. I mean, they were in the standard of that time — FLV files, but not exactly the darling of modern day sites or mobile devices.
As I said, the videos that are showing errors and not playing right now are the older ones, and they’re also quite often some of the best videos on this site. So, some really great techie people are on this problem, and attempting a work-around that makes them all accessible again.
As for all the new videos, they were rendered in a very lightweight format that makes them easy to view on your phone and other mobile devices. And, such will be the case with all other videos I’ll unveil here.
The damage to this point? 🙁 I lost a ton of work time today. So, my hockey friends can expect the newest CCC-TV Hockey Show episode to be added tomorrow, along with a late Suggested Weekend Reading list, and some new members-only Kettlebell material.
Hang in there with me, huh? I think we’re going to live!
PS: That new member had better not feel badly about uncovering those video problems, because I’d have never known anything was wrong without his help. So, thanks, Scott!