Some of you may have notice that my blog changed a bit: it went from the Blogsphere template to Worpress. Why you may ask. Here is the answer: I don’t have a server anymore.
You see, my wife is not in great shape, having a yet to be diagnosed properly sickness, close to multiple sclerosis or what they call the yuppi syndrome. Whatever it is, it is physically showing up as weakness in legs and arms, fatigue and other muscles having a hard time (hard time swallowing and talking these days).
On top of that, my sleep apnea problems surfaces again. I had a somewhat major surgery about 5 years ago (UPPP) and it was suppose to fix the problem. After almost a year of investigation, it turns out the apnea is back. We didn’t search in that direction first because we thought it was fixed and buried deep. And to make matters worst, my apnea is almost twice as bad as the first time I was diagnosed with this shitty problem. Looking back, I now know why I hard such a hard time remembering my to dos and learning new things.
So because of that, I haven’t been working full time since July 2009. Of course, it came a bit hard on the wallet, and we had to fall back on what is called social solidarity here in Quebec. Basically, it’s the government giving you money as you went through all you had and you have some disease preventing you from working. It is stated as being a last resort resource, and believe me, it is. Still better than nothing though. As a freelancer for a while now, I don’t have such a thing as an invalidity insurance: can’t get one anymore since the first sleep apnea diagnosis 😦
Besides emptying our bank accounts and all we had, we also needed to get rid of our company in order to get the social solidarity money. That was a bit hard, as we had a few clients hosted on a Domino server we owned and hosting revenues are easy money (well, not-too-complicated-to-get money). And of course, my blog was on that server as well, so I had to think about what I would do with my blog when the server was going to be turned off.
So here I am, on WordPress. I didn’t take time to compare a lot of products (blogspot, and so on) and WordPress had all these cool themes. So why not. It’s not as flexible as a Domino based blog, but I,ll do for now, until I get my apnea under control and get back to a more normal life.
I’m still learning WordPress, so things might improve a bit over time, and I will continue to blog about my professional life, as I still want to do Domino stuff, and I have been approached for pretty cool Notes/Domino HTML 5 development in September. It’s still far away, as I am not planning further than the next few days, but it is very cool stuff and I like toying around with new things. So cool content should be coming in September, hopefully.
Now back to taming that third CPAP mask I’m trying…