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We were supposed to get an epic snowstorm on Tuesday here in the Denver metro area. Arvada was “only” slated to get 8″-16″ of snow overnight, while south Denver was supposed to get hammered with 12″18″.
Expecting the storm of a century to roll in, I brought my camera to work to record a time lapse of the clouds coming in from the west. Due to a couple hiccups, which included me forgetting to press record and forgetting to bring a power cord, I only ended up getting a couple hours of footage. That compressed down to about five seconds of time lapse:
For reference, this was filmed facing west at about 108th Ave. between Wadsworth Blvd. and Simms St. in Westminster, Colo.
As weather predictions in Colorado often are, the snowfall totals in the northwest metro area were completely off. I think we only ended up getting at most, a couple inches of snow up here in Arvada. But the south metro area did indeed get hammered as promised.
Long story short, my entire website got deleted about six weeks ago. Not just my blog, but everything on my web server. My hosting provider, 1and1, was not particularly helpful when looking for the root cause of the deletion. I want to blame my hosting provider or some other nefarious third party for screwing the pooch and losing all my data, and maybe to a certain extent, I can. But at the end of the day, it was my bad for not keeping regular backups of my website. The last backup I have is at least over one year old, so not all is lost. I’m really bummed that all of my race reports from the past couple of years are gone.
That said, after nearly two months, I’ve finally decided to rebuild and refocus. I’m undecided on the focus of my personal blog, but I think it will still be focused on my hobbies: running, triathlon, photography, video games and more. Sara and my existing wedding website will transition from a wedding webpage and turn into a personal blog for the both of us to talk about our travels, life at home and more.
There’s lots of work on both fronts to get my blog back to the way I like it.