I've updated the site to .NET 7 Blazor and it went well, with only a few minor issues I could easily fix.
I've added a new "Statistics" box to the "Welcome" page. It shows counts for Site Visitors and a "KP says" Top 5 Hits for the Last Month. Visitor numbers are low but that was never the point of this site anyway. It gives me a playground to play around with brand new .NET Blazor features and that's great fun.
I may tweak and optimize the "Statistics" box a bit over the next days. We'll see what happens.
I made a fatal mistake on Friday November 4th. By a sequence of stupidities I managed to delete all data from my production database. My Hosting Provider saved my ass Today for a small fee when they found a database backup that was only 1 day old. I am extremely grateful. Without their backup I could have lost more than 2 months of work.
This has once again taught me a lesson. There is NO excuse for not having a recent backup of your data and code. It will NOT happen again. Pfeeew. It's been a long weekend not knowing if there was a cure for my stupidities. Now I can relax again.
The "Welcome" page works okay for now, maybe I'll add more info boxes to it later...
I've been chasing some annoying random errors I found in the log. It's not always easy figuring out why something failed in Blazor, but I hope I've fixed most of the errors now.
I've split the photos and videos into dedicated photo and video menus. It makes it a bit easier to navigate them.
I've released the first experimental version of my new "Welcome" page. I'll probably tweak it a bit and add more content over time.
I've improved the search / filter functionality on the "KP says" and "Photos" pages. Hit the "Options" button on the pages to access it.
I have been improving and fixing all sorts of minor/major things on the site. Most visibly I have begun adding a lot more photos, some are new some are from the archives. I have also made it possible to present some of my videos from my collection of live videos at Vimeo. I will keep on improving the site, I still have plenty of stuff to add, improve, tweak and fix. All things considered though, I am fairly happy now, with how the site looks and works.
I've been busy since the launch fixing some issues that blew up. It turns out that a Blazor based website vs. the search engines/social networks is a complication I didn't know shit about. I had to rewrite/restructure parts of the internal code but I got there in the end. I have just launched a new version of the site that should work well with e.g. Google and Facebook. I still need a few fixes to get all the way but it should be fairly stable now.
Today I have launched my new website as a replacement for my old website that had been running for almost 17 years! It was about time to do a complete rewrite on brand new .NET Blazor technology. After a lot of hard work the site is now online. I will be adding more content and functionality along the way and there may still be a few things here and there that need a few adjustments to work as intended.
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