Today my laptop died. That’s my primary computer — my development machine.
I do make very frequent backups so I should be able to recover everything when it’s fixed, but I will be almost computerless for the next 6-10 days. The Machaus in Wasilla was kind enough to give me a “loaner” machine so I can check my email and such, but I don’t have any of my development tools installed.
I was getting ready to do a new “launch” of Article Architect v2.7 but I’ll probably have to hold off on that — I can put a Mac build out but until I get my laptop back I don’t have a good way to put out the Windows version.
And here’s what I’ve found is *really* a bummer — all of my content in Article Architect is safe in the backup — but I don’t have access to it!
For some time I’ve been thinking of doing a “remote database” that would allow you to sync your articles and content to a server online. If I had already done that I’d be able to download a new version of AA and then “link it” to the remote database to get all my stuff.
I think, for the next week or so while I’m kind of dead in the water, I’ll spec up something that would give us AA people some kind of remote access to our content.
And that’s how most of my development goes — I crash into something that’s tedious or frustrating and code a tool to fix it. =:)
We shall see what happens…