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Site move update

Honestly, I really do have better things to do than annoy you, dear readers, with the minutiae of my ongoing adventure as I move this site from one hosting company to another. But since there’s at least an outside chance that the old hosting company is going to screw up and pull the plug on this site before they’re supposed to, I wanted to post a warning.

The new site is in place, but still points here, to the old one. When talking to tech support people at the old company just minutes ago, in an attempt to get them to unlock the domain name so I can transfer it to a new registrar (don’t ask), they wanted to kill off my account (and this site) now. I made it abundantly clear to them that they should not do this, and that I would call when I had finished the transfer of the site’s contents and wanted the old site sent to bit heaven. But the communication challenges were formidable, to say the least, and even though I was quite insistent I’m not convinced everything will go as planned.

So, if everything goes well, you won’t see any disruption in the availability of this site. If the old hosting company screws up, you’ll be sans TCOE for a few days while I scramble around behind the scenes trying to get things patched together with the blogosphere equivalent of duct tape, bailing wire, and spit.

You may now return to your regularly scheduled blogging….

9 comments to Site move update

  • disdaniel

    Do you still have a place for readers to post “off the wall” ideas? Or will the new site?

    I have a halfbaked idea for what might be a better way to transport things (energy wise) than the current system. It is very simple in concept, so simple that I must be missing something…

  • Markus Fitzhenry

    [Deranged climate change denier gibberish deleted in the interest of sparing my readers the embarrassment of laughing so hard they make those awful snorting noises.]

  • Nice example of denier-bot gibberish.

  • Mark Shapiro

    disdaniel: check out Google’s brand new website —

    It’s Google’s version of the TED talks. Watch Andreas Raptopoulos’ talk about “matternet”.
    The other talks are good too — my favorite in Rob McGinnis and his osmotic desalination work at Oasys.

  • disdaniel

    Interesting….thanks for the link Mark S. I had not seen that website or the matternet concept.

    Actually my “off the wall” idea shares a number of features in common with matternet. Although my system is based on a fundamentally more low-tech approach to air transport…

  • Lou

    disdaniel’s idea involves wrapping people and goods to be shipped in giant T-shirts and firing them out of immense versions of those compressed-air T-shirt cannons used at sporting events. Personally, I’m a bit skeptical of the whole thing, having seen those things in use at many hockey and lacrosse games; they’re not nearly accurate enough for regularly scheduled departures. And don’t get me started about the acre-size catcher’s mitts on the receiving end…

  • disdaniel

    Ahhhhhhh! Accuracy!…*looks pained* *mutters* but that wasn’t in the specification…

  • Lou

    Apparently Markus Fitzhenry took exception to my comment above left in place of his comment:

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    Who do you think you are calling deranged, you sniveling little prick.

    Markus Fitzhenry.

  • Lou

    And for more on Mr. Fitzhenry (none of which I can verify or refute, just to be unmistakeably clear):