Yearly Archive August 5, 2017

The 37th Annual Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire

It’s here. Already for some, finally for others. This will be out 21st season at this Faire. We’ve changed quit a bit over those years, added new products, people, and even parts to the shop. Leather hasn’t changed too much, some refinements have been made in the tanning process, better tools have been developed, and it’s nearly tripled in price, but the same basics we started out with still apply. We’ll be open here for the next 13 weekends and Labor Day Monday, stop in and visit if you’re in the area. See the Faire’s website for details:

The Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire

About That Time

We’d been kicking around the idea of a new site for years now. The aging code in the old one had been tweaked so many times that no one knew where the canned code ended and the customization began. We’d already discarded the embedded shopping system in favor of Square when they started offering a web based store and we hadn’t been able to get the contact page to work reliably for the last 3 revisions of PHP. The final nail in the coffin came over the weekend when someone told me that email was bouncing. I checked the web site and was presented with a “Unable to connect to database server!” message and nothing else. For the second time, our web host had shut off our service without bothering to invoice us. It was at this point that the old proverb “Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me.” kicked in and I made sure there will be no third time.

Search, search, search, read review, read review, read review, demo, demo, demo, ding, ding, ding, we have a winner. New host, new domain name, new web site and all before August.