My brand new website: https://www.jessicasuniverse.com/
It has a history... I like that 'sun' is in the domain name.
Hi everyone. I have a new website of my own making!
This is not the first time I have designed my own website but it is the first time I have bought a URL and taken responsibility to make a beautiful site that I would be proud to share. Not just because I want people to know who I am but most importantly, what I am doing with adverse event data in the context of COVID-19.
I was kind of forced to do this: but it was a good kind of force. Like force associated with Work. Frikkin’ friction.
Here’s the inception story. The other day I was meant to deliver a speech via Zoom/Teletron for the March on Washington, and it turned out that I didn’t get to complete that task as planned. In my disappointment, I decided to record myself giving my speech instead, and then the plan was to share it on my netlify website. That was the plan anyway. I added the file to my i-do-not-consent website, commited the changes, and then pushed the changes to my Github account. As per usual. But, the movie file was too big for Github and this time, I didn’t get a warning - I got an implosion. I went to my online Github medics and did everything they suggested to fix the problem but, for me, it remains unfixed. The suggestions and help were brilliant but I am just not quite where I need to be to be able to fix bugs of bugs. It is as if there’s a raccoon stuck in the toilet outflow pipe and he can’t go forward and he can’t go back and nothing else, not even a mouse, can get through. Or a possum.
But I didn’t give up there. I built a new toilet. Started from scratch. There! Rebuilt. Pushed some files. No dice. There remained a problem. I know that this problem is fixable but combined with the fact that I was done diddly done on patience, and that I had been thinking for months that I needed a better website anyway (not just one with a nicer URL like ‘knowledgeballs’ (it’s taken, Ricky - I tried)) but one that looks a little nicer and was a little more user-friendly.
For 2 days I lamented what felt like a failure. Dark these troughs can be.
But then I thought, screw it, I’ll make something new and awesome. I spent 24 hours straight making the construct of this new website, transferring as much as I could from the old website to this new one. I am grateful for the netlify site - it remains an amazing log of activity that goes back over a year. And I will keep it. But it won’t be updated anymore. From Sunday, January 23rd, 2022, my netlify site is frozen in time. Like kamala said so eloquently:
It is time for us to do what we have been doing, and that time is every day.
Back to the new website. I am still adding content with regards to VAERS data and will continue to do so. Albeit, now, manually. Which is actually great because now I can do the unthinkable: think about content changes and implement them! The point of the website remains the same for me: I want people to know what’s going on in VAERS - it represents fellow Americans - people - who are suffering (and reporting adverse events) in the context of having been injected with products that I know are not properly safety-tested across all demographics and immunological backgrounds. That’s what exclusion criteria lists are for! But this new website also contains all of the other stuff that’s important as well - including a link to here! How very circular. Some of this other stuff includes my interviews, podcasts, updates, CV and publications.
Please feel free to have a gander at it and if there’s something you’d like to see, let me know in the comments!