I had some issues with the site since I upgraded to the “fancy” theme. What I have learned is this managing of a WordPress site and all the plugins to make it secure and backed up is really hard. So instead of learning how to use my new welder, today I’m working on the site.
I guess I’ll need to seek some outside assistance. I’ll probably look for one of those public support groups. Anyway, hopefully the site is back up and you can find the content you are looking for.
As most of you know I moved to a new town a few years ago. My logo had our old town on it. Back in the day with what passed for graphics tools, I could pretty much “photo-shop” just about anything. When my friend Rich Mullins reached out and offered to modernize my logo I was thrilled. Rich did a great job.
With time, I’ve fallen out of contact with Rich. This is a tragedy in its self and someday I’ll speak more about how we don’t communicate like we did. Back to the story, I looked at the logo with my weak set of tools available to me. There was no way I was going to be able to fix my logo.
I got a wild hair and went out to the Forum on Overland Bound where I am member #1411. I asked if anyone could fix my logo. Within a few minutes the founder, Mike member #0000, reached out and said he would help. I also watch Mike’s Youtube channel and I knew he was headed out to the Overland West Expo. I didn’t think he would have the time, but you never know. Conner #7206 also offered to help. With no word from Mike, I told Conner it looked like Mike wouldn’t be able to get to it.
Conner fixed it for me. I offered to send him something but he was just happy to help. That was so generous of him.
A great big shout out to Conner from Yuma. Thank you for your help. And if I’m ever able to get out on the trail the beers are on me.
Conner runs a 2010 LT 1500 4×4 5.3 Silverado. He has a fair set of mods. As you can see at the time of this post, he is working on his front bumper. From a farm truck to overland rig.
Sorry for all the trouble this past week with my site. I’ve been trying to get my site updated and secured. This has taxed my abilities in the web hosting universe. This ain’t as simple as turning a wrench.
Anyway, you can feel all warm and fuzzy now that my site has an SSL certificate. I am trying to get redirects up to send you to the HTTPS site no matter how you’ve saved my shortcut. I may have to call back into tech support for that.
Thanks for your patience, thanks for reading, and Happy Rovering.
‘ve noticed lately that I am getting 404 reports from Google. I looked and noticed a couple of obvious posts were missing. The Capulin Volcano posts were missing. I’ve been putting them back up as I have time. But today I wanted to share an ignition module issue with another RRC owner and it turned out it was missing too. Overall it seems I’ve lost 7 posts.
A Little Maintenance
Overlanding Kit on the Way
Goodbye Lucas Ignition
Ignition Module Failure
I am sure this all happened when I had the issues with my WordPress setup. I post to Tumbler as well and most of the time the post is over there. So I’ll be restoring them in the coming days.
Sorry for the inconvenience.
Wow! Doesn’t that look great? I am chuffed to bits over it. It may surprise you but photoshop is not one of the things I’m good at. I put together the old Okierover logo more than ten years ago using Paintshop Pro.
My good friend Richard Mullins did it for me. Rich and I’s friendship goes way back. He is one of those friends that you knew were cool just being around him. We went to high school and the same university and worked together at T.G.&Y. Back in the day he was a pretty good racketball player too. One of my most cherished memories is of Rich and I hanging around at my house. We were trying to take “cool pictures”. So Rich grabs the phone and says, “Take a picture of me talking on the phone.” I still have the picture.
As you can tell the 1980’s were in full bloom in this picture. Rick Ocasek (The Cars) haircut, check. Racing check sleeve-less shirt with graphic, check. That might even be a “Fast Times at Ridgemont High” shirt. Phone attached to wall, check.
Rich always had the latest music videos on VHS. We lived in rural Oklahoma and music videos were only shown on a late night show. This was back when MTV actually showed music videos all day, everyday. If you wanted to watch videos and you didn’t have cable TV you had to record them. He was always a fixture at our parties. He was the first person I knew that knew what he wanted to do with his life that wasn’t trying to be a doctor of some sort or other.
Rich wanted to be an artist and that’s what he became. He’s doing it professionally and has a very unique expressionist style.
He was the first person I thought of when I thought of redesigning my website and getting my logo refreshed. The results are, as you have seen above, stunning. Way more than I expected.
Go over to Rich’s site RICHARDMULLINS.COM and check out his paintings. you might even see something you like.
Thanks again Rich, you are totally awesome for sure.