For a year or two I’ve been thinking about the nzspinningwheels.info site, and realising that it was time for some succession planning.
The code it’s written in would probably be sneered at by an 8-year-old. My knowledge of html was basic in the extreme when I wrote it fifteen years ago, and now it’s out of date as well because html has moved on and I haven’t.
Yes, the site works OK now, but for how much longer?
Even more important, I’m not immortal. I’ll be 80 next birthday, and the existence of the old site depended on a small monthly automatic payment from my bank account. We know what happens to bank accounts when someone dies: they are frozen, and payments stop. The old website would stop too.
So it has become a free WordPress site, which can stay put indefinitely.
And it has a new administrator. I’d like to introduce Shan.
As you can see, she is another spinning wheel enthusiast. The two of us have been working hard for some weeks, setting up the new site. And talking about wheels, of course.
I have truly loved the friendly contacts with other spinners that the old site has brought me, and enjoyed finding out about wheels from all the generous people who have sent information and photos. I’m sure Shan will feel the same.
It will be a joint effort for the first little while, and there is also some new material that we want to add very soon. Here’s a teaser.
If you have any problems or comments, you can contact Shan through the new website or me through this blog, which will continue.
Note – it seems this may be happening just in time. I have been trying to turn all the pages of the old site into a shell with just links to the new one, but the links won’t link. I am baffled. Please just use the links above, or copy-and-paste from the main page of the old site.