Over the last couple of days I've spent a few unnerving hours trying to understand and resolve problems associated with Weebly, the digital home of this blog and my final dissertation.
Presumably as a result of releasing and new and (questionably) improved editor function, I've had problems uploading images and documents. Some dialogue with Twitter identified an alternative resolution to the latter, while the former problem seems to have sorted itself out. More worrying however was the fact that I couldn't log in to this site last night, or indeed any of my weebly accounts/sites.
The problem persisted this morning and my conclusion is that weebly is no longer Safari friendly. I've therefore downloaded Google Chrome and everything - including the earlier upload problems - are now resolved.
The point I'm recording this here is that it's a useful reminder of the instability of digital spaces. I've have already spent days working on the structure, layout and wider purpose of my dissertation website. The realisation last night that I was apparently blocked from accessing my own work wasn't a good way to end the day. Apart from acting as a useful reminder not to upload any images or text until they are complete (and saved elsewhere) - and the guidance in the dissertation handbook about having information hosted on a secure site for at least a year - it serves to support the point about the instability of digital space for assessment.
Actually, this little episode could feature in my dissertation rationale.