Good news! The TAMARA BRAUN ONLINE MEDIA section is back. All videos have been restored and for the most part are working. If you should encounter any issues, please feel free to contact me. When you do please, please, please include the url of the video and what was happening. If you can provide me a print screen of what the error was so I know what to look for. You can contact me on the CONTACT & FEEDBACK page. There is an attachment link there. Again, please try to include this. It makes my job easier to find the problem. I’m also working on the revamped press section as well as getting a filmography in place. Busy, busy, busy.
I know it’s been a long time no see. I also know the site for a long time was basically in a jumbled mess in terms of pictures not showing in the gallery, videos not playing, the media section down completely, the press section not working, etc. Last year I was informed by my former host that my account would be terminated due to how large this and other sites of mine grew to. This despite the fact I was paying them for the space. I had to then find a new host and transfer the site. Given how big this one is with all the components, it was a daunting task. One I wasn’t looking forward to. Apparently once portions of the site were moved, the new host had a failure on one of the servers. The one this one was on. I had to reupload from the backup I had and nothing was going right including the connection from my laptop to the server. Did I say ghosts in the machine? The site remained dormant for this time.
With Tamara’s work on DAYS OF OUR LIVES as AVA VITALI a daily event, I became burned out with trying to keep things up-to-date, and my recording device died on me. Also I just cannot get into soaps anymore. I know that’s Tamara’s bread and butter, but I can’t take all the demon possession storylines, and if truth be told I don’t like her storyline. Running a site has its pluses and minuses, and one of those minuses is when the webmaster doesn’t like the thing the subject of the website is on. Namely: I don’t like Ava being out of Steve’s sphere. Plainly I’m an Ava and Steve shipper. I want them to have been given a chance and I’m tired of the “Ava raped Steve” stuff. I don’t like that Ava’s backstory has been shifted around to the point it makes little sense for the actual timeframe she’s been on. I know that’s the nature of soap operas, but at some point they’ve got to make sense. Otherwise it’s a lot of eye rolling and holding ones nose. Another thing that has taken up a lot of my time is I’m writing my first novel. The researching has taken a lot of time and I’ve also been battling a health issue not COVID related, and some personal issues I will not go into.
Now onto the update: I’ve managed to get the main site and gallery back up. Everything is all smoothed out and working normally. I’m in the process of trying to get the media/video section back up and working. I’m having to upload the videos in batches because the server times out if I try to do them all at once. I hope to have the media section back up within the next few days. I had an issue with trying to get the online content software working hence the on-again-off-again nature of that section. I’m in the process of transferring the press section to a different method based on the rest of the site and the new theme I’m using throughout. This will make the site a little more streamlined and make my job a little easier. This again will take some time, and I’m sorry about that. I’m also trying to establish a good filmography section that will take into consideration Tamara’s full body of work.
That’s about it for now. My apologies for not having been present and for not updating you on the status of the site. I hope this helps to try to explain what’s been happening. As for now, take care and be safe.
A little update on what’s going on. I’m beginning to feel a slight bit better than I was earlier in the week. I’m still suffering from the vertigo and have largely been confined to bed for the most part. I see a specialist next week to find out what’s going on. Hopefully they find out because this is a major downer. I get a few moments of relief when I hold my head a certain way. So here’s what’s going to happen over the weekend. I’m going to try to get the screencaps edited by Sunday. It’s very “visual” work and my eyes are still pretty fluttery so it’ll be slow going. I will hope to get the video clips done within that so fingers crossed, hopefully things will be “caught up” by Monday. Again so sorry for no posts or videos but I think I’m allowed a little indulgence in terms of getting my health back, though I don’t want too much of a backlog. So that’s where it is about now.
Just to let you know what’s been happening. I have a really severe case of vertigo. It started Friday night and go worse over the weekend culminating in my having to go to the emergency room on Monday. They’re not sure what’s causing it all they know is I’m having focus issues as well as balance issues. Makes getting to the toilet an interesting adventure. They’ve given me some meds to help with the nausea and a bit with the vertigo, but right now it’s a moment-by-moment thing. So what does this mean gong forward? I’m going to try to work on the screencaps and clips from Friday and today in small bits depending on how I feel. I can’t sit up for long due to the spinning but I’ll try and get things done soon so they don’t pile up. Take care and thanks for your understanding.
I know you likely noticed I didn’t get yesterday’s show up. I’m sorry for that. I had some appointments yesterday and I trusted my PVR to record the episode so I could transfer it to my computer. My PVR didn’t record it all. I’m having to get it on demand today and will have both episodes up later tonight or tomorrow. And just a word here, if for any reason I can’t post to the site, please follow our Twitter feed at @TAMARABRAUNONLN. I’ll use that to update on any issues for the day’s episode or problems with the site.