December 11, 2003

Sudden Changes

Posted by shonk at 03:58 AM in Blogging | TrackBack

Well, if you're reading this, you've realized that the site has moved.

The old domain is dead (or at least inactive), so I've gone out and gotten a new and better one.

I just spent the last three hours transferring all the old posts one-by-one, so I don't have the energy left to write anything intelligible. Hopefully everything will be back to normal within a couple of days.

If I have a spare day or two, I'll think about tackling the problem of trying to transfer all the old comments. As it is, though, I'm focusing on fixing up all the dead links and getting the content back to where it was.

Thanks for dropping by.


Map shows new domain. Very nice layout.

Posted by: The Commissar at December 11, 2003 09:02 AM
Trackback from The Politburo Diktat
December 11, 2003 09:10 AM
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Posted by: Andy Stedman at December 11, 2003 10:22 AM

Thanks, both of you.

Posted by: shonk at December 11, 2003 02:09 PM

I wish I knew that your site had been down; I would've did what I could to fix it.

Congratulations on the new domain; it looks great.

However, my domain is neither dead nor inactive.

Posted by: Michelle at December 11, 2003 06:55 PM

Sorry, I should have said "the old sub-domain is dead (or at least inactive)". Only my little piece of your domain is inactive.

Just for the record, I want to let everyone know how appreciative I am of Michelle having hosted me for the last four months. My decision to leave had nothing to do with her - it's just that, because of a server/hosting company snafu that she was in no way responsible for, it became apparent that I would have to entirely rebuild my site. Since it would have taken the same amount of work to rebuild it there or somewhere else, I decided to strike out on my own.

Incidentally, though it may not ultimately have mattered, let this be a lesson to everyone thinking about making their own blog with Movable Type to expend the extra energy to use MySQL instead of BerkeleyDB for your database. Maybe it wouldn't have mattered, but I have a sneaking suspicion that MySQL, being more robust, might have survived where BerkeleyDB failed.

Posted by: shonk at December 11, 2003 07:15 PM

It is only the most intelligent and the most stupid who are not susceptible to change.

Posted by: Benton John at February 27, 2004 04:17 PM