Editor’s Note: Ouch!

An apologetic note about the recent site-related complications.

Unlike the troubles we experienced last fall, I can’t blame the complications on the inadequacy of our web host. In fact, this time around, I have no one to blame but myself. While upgrading our WordPress backbone to the brand new 2.5 version, I slipped up and copied over the old files rather than merging them (see technical explanation below). I attribute my negligence to the countless number of brain cells I’ve melted playing Super Smash Bros. Brawl recently.

Luckily, I backed up our database before the failed upgrade, so almost the entire site has been restored. A few images are missing, among a few other kinks, but if something doesn’t look right, please let us know. I appreciated all of your sympathetic emails during our brief downtime. We’re glad you folks care as much as we do.

But otherwise, things are well here at The Bygone Bureau headquarters in scenic Tacoma, Washington. We recently published our first printed edition, which collected a sampling of some of our favorite works from the past few months; we’ll be uploading a PDF of the print version to the site soon.

Additionally, I’d like to encourage budding writers with something to say to check out our Submissions Policy. We’ve published a few unsolicited submissions over the past few months, and we’d like to see more.

Oh, and you can listen to the radio promo that Caitlin and I recorded for the Bureau.

That’s all for now. Have a lovely day.


Technical explanation of The Bygone Bureau’s downtime:
Due to anomalies in the core reactor, a system-wide extrapolation of the flux capacitor caused a chain reaction of hydrochloric meltdowns, disabling FTL drives throughout the server. Fortunately, the crash was brought to justice by heroism overcoming adversity against all odds.

Kevin Nguyen is a founding editor of The Bygone Bureau. His only marketable skill is an above-average knowledge of European geography. He has been useless since the introduction of the atlas in 1477. Reach him by email or follow his Twitter account.