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My Kidney Blog Maintenance

The My Kidney Blog site has been updated -

~ Upgraded to Drupal 6.4.

~ Installed the new releases of the Comment Notify, Comment Closer and Akismet modules.

  • Note to fellow MyKidney Bloggers: You will now start receiving emails whenever someone leaves comments on your posts!
  • Note to Everyone: The Comment Closer module will auto-close commenting on posts older than one month. If you read an archived post and have something to say, the My Kidney Bloggers would love to receive a contact email.
  • Note to Spammers: Akismet will eat you.

~ My Kidney Blog has been added to AllTop.com under the Health category. When you've got a moment, take a peek at AllTop's site and check out the new sidebar button. Good job, everyone!

I'm Away, Leave a Message

My Kidney Blog has been offline far longer than I ever anticipated for it to be. Even though a disaster of sorts has occurred here on this site, a bigger disaster has occurred in my personal life.

Aside from this site losing more than 6 weeks worth of blog posts, I've also lost all the user accounts and most of my custom settings (sidebars, etc.) I need to have time to work on the site and get it back up and running... it just can't happen at this very moment.

I'd gladly have given away my entire website and everything in it to have my lost friend back...

Temporary Online - Sort of...

2008-04-22 @ 2030 EST

OK, here's the deal - My Kidney Blog is currently under maintenance. Why?

... because the site admin (that would be me) purchased a simple Drupal theme from TemplateMonster.com that didn't function as advertised...

In order to resolve my dissatisfaction, I politely asked for a refund (they have a 100% satisfaction guarantee) and was referred to 'Paul' in tech support who would 'fix' my problem, therefore resulting in my not wanting my guaranteed satisfaction in the form of a refund.

Paul instructed me to do four simple little steps to set-up the theme properly:

1) Download the most recent version of Drupal (already using it);

2) Install the most recent version Drupal (see #1);

3) Move the purchased theme to my themes folder (CHECK);

4) Add a MySQL dump file (which he emailed me, supposedly directly from the theme's creator) to my database... (UH, CHECK... weird, but OK...)


The four simple steps resulted in a wipe of the entire MyKidney.com database (!!!!!!)

Party ON!

Ultimate Blog Party 2008 Here's something fun to do, and while it has absolutely nothing to do with kidneys (or health or medications) it certainly can't be bad to party with me at the Ultimate Blog Party 2008! Fun and crazy parting on the net - woo hoo!

Without further adieu, let me introduce myself to you...

I'm Krissi. I'm a 31 year old optimistic realist, and My Kidney Blog tells you about (part of) my life's story: of my life-long journey with chronic kidney disease (CKD), kidney failure (ESRD), hemo-dialysis and kidney transplantation.

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