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Why is it so hard?

It shouldn’t be so hard to find a grid style theme that I like. Grid theming should be easy. Take my posts. grid them out across the homepage. If they’re an image  post, display the damned image. Dont make me use a featured image. Oh, and optimize the damned code so the whole thing loads expediently? This isn’t rocket science. Apparently it is, however. So many themes make doing exactly this, a hurdle. You have to create a dozen or so files, route them all together, and maybe, if you’re lucky, the whole thing…wont display correctly. Its a damned joke.

I’m still not 100% happy with what I’ve got. But its working so far.

Failure.

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I don’t know when it all fell down. A couple days ago? Weeks? I’m not sure when the last time I logged in was. Pretty sure it was a month. Between then and now, the database that drove MGL, vanished. As in it no longer existed. The WordPress files were all there, but the config and everything else, had eaten itself.

Part of me is a little numb. So much is gone. I’d rolled so much forward from LiveJournal. Then the old MGL databases. There was stuff here that even linked back to old BlackRadish.com days. 15 years worth of musings. Deleted. I’m making peace with this. I’m paving over it. We’ll start anew. New pictures, new musings. New…things.