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A New Beginning

So, what does one write for the very first post of a brand new blog? I suppose I could introduce myself, talk about what I do and what this blog is for, but I think I already covered that well enough on the Welcome page. Besides which, I suspect most of the people visiting this site, at least at first, will be people who already know me fairly well. I think I’ll stick with something a bit timelier and more relevant.

Obviously, the new VektorVisual.com is online, now in easier to digest blog form! The conversion to WordPress required moving the site to a new server, which has been about a week’s worth of fun and games, lemme tell ya. I do have to give credit to my ISP, Cutting Edge Communications, for wrangling all the nuts and bolts and patiently refraining from having me killed after my tenth or eleventh phone call with a series of probably stupid questions. I’ve been with these guys for quite a few years now and they’ve always done right by me.

Now, for those of you who are wondering what happened to all the 3D renderings and other images I had posted in various threads across the Internet, the reason they’ve disappeared is because all of the files from the old site got blown away (deliberately) during the server move. I have them backed up and will be restoring them over the next day or two, especially the USS Grandeur and my modified TOS Enterprise. I may wait to restore the others until I have some new progress to show on them.

This new site is still something of a work-in-progress and I am definitely looking for feedback, especially from those who are familiar with WordPress and how to accomplish various things with it that I might want to take advantage of. I’ll be posting requests for help and ideas on specific site-related issues as we go along. In the mean time, I plan to use the next couple of posts to put up some actual content, starting with my entry for this month’s art contest in the Trek Art forum on TrekBBS. Watch for it!

And welcome to the new site!

9 comments to A New Beginning

  • deg

    Well congrats dude, and let me be the first to post and say from one E builder to another, best of success with your new blog site, eh!

    LLP,
    deg

  • Hey, Jason…

    Sorry to hear about the lost files, man!! Great start to the new site though!

    If you need anything done, feel free to ask and I’ll see to it.

    Cheers & Blessings, my friend!
    Darren “theCommander” Sexton
    http://www.facebook.com/groups.php?ref=sb#/group.php?gid=70661839655

  • Also, thanks for the Sexton Design side link! I appreciate it!

    Blessings!
    Darren “theCommander” Sexton
    http://www.facebook.com/groups.php?ref=sb#/group.php?gid=70661839655

  • Psion

    Deg beat me to it, but let me congratulate you on the new site as well!

  • Jason Lee

    Commander, the deletion of the files was not unexpected and nothing was lost. It was the easiest way to transfer the site to a new server and gave me the opportunity to clean things up a bit. I will be restoring the files soon.

  • trekmann

    Hi Vektor, I can’t wait to see what you have instore for us over the next few weeks and months.

  • Jason Lee

    Thanks, everybody. I’m having fun with it so far and really enjoying the ability to interact with people directly on my own site. I think the switch to a blog format was a good move.

  • Hi, Jason.

    I’m a huge fan of that reimagined Enterprise project you’ve been working on. I’m looking forward to seeing some new images!

    I particularly like your take on the nav deflector, so much so that it’s inspired me to use a version of it for a scale model scratchbuild project I’m working on.

  • Douglas C. Lubeck

    Mr. Lee
    I am very impressed with your updated version of the TOS Enterprise. I would be interested in scale drawings of that model if you’d be willing to provide them. I have built a cg model of the TOS Enterprise, it’s just a hobby for me, as I am active duty military, but I would like the challenge of reproducing your version on my next deployment to Afghanistan.

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