Thanks for hanging in there!

Flickr Photo - Jackup SunriseI'm thrilled to be able to announce that, after almost 2 years of silence, Symplebyte is back on line!

The re-launch was a bit bumpier than I had planned, mainly due to inconsisties between my development and hosting platforms. I apologize for the off-line notices and the weird / unformated / repeated RSS submissions some of you received. Hopefully we're past that now as I've been able to get the configurations worked out.

Now, for what's new and different around here...

First of all, the primary focus of Symplebyte will remain the same. That is to provide easy to understand and (hopefully) useful information about computer related subjects. One of the new features I'm launching will allow users (yes, that's you) to submit your own questions. You can specify your preference for allowing your submission to be posted on-line or kept private. In either case I'll do my best to answer the question, or direct you to a reasonable resource if I don't know the answer.

I've also added a Reading Bytes section, where I'm going to be posting book reviews. Most times these will have nothing to do with technology, but are instead reviews of books that I've read and find interesting. Because this isn't the primary focus of the site I will not be posting these to the main page (again, apologies for today's hiccups), and they will have their own RSS feed. I'm posting these only because they interest me, and in the hopes that they might be of some use for some of you. It's a purely selfish, personal thing, but easily avoided if it doesn't interest you.

In addition I've simplified the navigation, as it was much too complex and difficult to maintain previously. It is now simply:

These seem to be pretty self-explanatory, so I won't waste time describing them.

The final item is the new design and layout, hopefully it's both appealing and utilitarian. I'll welcome any comments or suggestions you may have.

Finally, I would like to say it's good to be back here posting again. I've been very much sidetracked with personal and professional endeavors, which have consumed the majority of my time. I've got some other projects in mind, and didn't feel right about starting something new while this site languished. This will not, however, be a site with multiple daily postings. You're much more likely to see one or two most weeks, which will hopefully be enough to maintain your interest.

I would like to thank all of you that have kept me in your RSS feeders for all this time, and of course welcome anyone new. By all means, leave a comment or ask a question, I'm glad you're here!

DavidC

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