Hello all and hope you had a terrific summer and/or winter depending on your relative position on the globe. Things were delightful here in Kentucky. The summer started cool and wet and ended dry and hot. Along the way the Pastry clan got in lots of R&R, camped, spent time on the farm, and saw both a meteor shower and a moonbow (a rainbow by the light of the moon). I didn’t bake but I played the bass a fair amount, once at farm a wedding, then again on big boat, getting tossed about on Lake Michigan. I poisoned my lawn, grew it back again, and took a lot of naps.
Meanwhile, my trusty tech team was busy designing and building Joe Pastry version 3.0. I think you’ll agree that this is the simplest and sleekest Joe version yet. Designer extraordinaire Jason spent many an hour fiddling with fonts and streamlining the site to make it more usable. Supergirl developer Brooke outdid herself with the code (would you believe I hadn’t had a full software upgrade in six years?). The back end of the site is so advanced now I can’t figure out how to use any of the controls. I feel like I’m in a five star hotel in Scandinavia staring at the bathroom fixtures trying to figure out how to turn the cold water on.
So what’s new on Joe 3.0? For one, I decided to eliminate all advertising from the site. I know you’ll be heartbroken, but I just couldn’t stand all the intrusive popups anymore. The aggravation just wasn’t worth the eighty bucks a month. Next, the site is responsive. It was a long time coming, but now you can enjoy Joe Pastry on your smartphone or tablet without having to scroll around clicking links that resemble the type on the back of an aspirin bottle.
I hope to add other features down the line, but for now I’ve blown my budget. Hope this pleases!