This was my first time making macarons outside of a controlled environment (i.e. a commercial kitchen of a wonderful macaron goddess) and let me tell you I have complete macaron fail over here.
I can't tell you where or how it went wrong, but this is a learning experience for me. I might not have whipped my eggs enough, or let them "rest" for long enough, or maybe I let them dry for too long.
So instead of fluffy macarons, I have pancakes and cracked domes... I will try again, but I think you need a PhD to bake macarons.
On to the next batch...