I'm still alive, I swear. I started a new job last week and have been dealing with life stuff and I just haven't had any urges to make new posts.
Anyways, I'll, hopefully, be backing up everything and upgrading this blog tomorrow evening. There may some downtime around 19:00 EST and/or the site may not function correctly until the upgrade is complete. I'll post a follow up after the upgrade is complete.
P.S. I'm going to be moving chrisolin.com to another registrar in the near future to prepare this blog for a move to either another shared hosting provider or a VPS. I've heard horror stories how 1and1 will try holding a domain hostage and/or deny access to any files stored on the domain after transferring a domain registered through 1and1 to another registrar. If there's any unexpected downtime, this is probably the problem and check back in ~24 hours.