YAY, it took a few days of solid work to get this blog back up and running but it is back! The reason it was down all ths time was due to an unforseen issue with Microsoft Jet databases (MDB files) and 64 bit operating systems. Apparently Windows Server 2008 x64 does not have 32bit jet database drivers that can be easily accessable and caused this blog to not work. Well I found a few workaround fixes and finally got this back up and running.
I was using TypePad for two weeks as a workaround and to see how it performed in general as well, but I was quite unhappy with it. Simply put, TypePad sucks. I couldn‘t easily create tables to ogranize my images, the image upload feature kind of sucks, it had so many random text formatting issues that took me more time to fix, than it took me to write the blog, and so forth.
But I am back thankfully, I missed having my blog up.
I am working on the next version of this website yet again, but taking a completely different approach to the design. Instead of using a custom built website like always, I am playing with the idea of using Windows Sharepoint Services to host the site instead. Microsoft has some great website templates designed already, it has blog features, photo gallery features and even the ability to contribute to the blog and galleries via a simple email which is a huge selling point for me. I have no ETA on this deployment as I still have a considerable amount of work ahead of me, but so far I am very happy with Windows Sharepoint Services.