Dear MotoMatters.com readers,
First of all, sorry for the delay. Figuring out the site upgrade took longer than I thought, mostly because I chased a couple of dead ends and made some boneheaded mistakes. But that is how we learn, of course...
The good news is that the site upgrade is nearly finished. The migration to a newer version of the site software has been tested and works, and is ready to be done on the live website. The new layout is good enough to go live, and the remaining refinements can be done after the site has been relaunched.
A couple of things remain to be done. Firstly, a slightly different (and better) way of managing subscriber material. Subscribers will be at the heart of MotoMatters going forward, so getting this right is important. Fortunately, I have a very solid grasp of the logic I will be using, and so it is now only a Small Matter Of Programming. Then there is migrating the current subscriptions over to the new website. For this too, I have figured out the how, it's just a matter of implementing it.
I am currently at the Ducati Campioni in Pista launch, at the Madonna di Campiglio ski resort in Italy, where I have managed to combine a little bit of working on the website with the presentations and a couple of interesting interviews, which will appear on the site once it is relaunched. It is probably going to take until next weekend for me to finish everything up, so the target date (which is realistic this time, I promise) is Monday, January 30th.
Once again, thanks for your patience, and especially, thanks for your support.
David Emmett, Mediocre Programmer Extraordinaire