Downtime & a quote

In case you were wondering, some git pwned my web host. Other than that, things have been very stable. Best quote this week: TSOs have been trained to not touch the monkey during the screening process. —TSA web site

We apologize for the inconvenience

So, I’m back. I’m afraid it looks as if my LiveJournal account will not be returning. I suggest you make sure you have a full backup of your journal in case they decide to pull the same shit with you. Fortunately, I was prescient enough to have just converted my entire journal backlog (or at least, all the good stuff) to blosxom format, so I can redeploy the whole lot on any web host which provides CGI.

Another web hosting provider disappears

My web hosting provider exploded. The company who supposedly bought their customer lists has failed to get things going after a week or two. So, I need a new web host. Requirements: Linux or UNIX based SSH access and rsync for uploading my site Low monthly fees No price gouging for extra bandwidth Low or zero setup fee One domain, at least 3 subdomains At least 2 POP3/IMAP mailboxes A reasonable amount of space (50 MB or more) SpamAssassin Nice-to-have features:


Got home, booked tickets to Minnesota. It’s funny, when I married Sara I didn’t really think about the fact that it would mean visiting Minnesota every other winter. Not that I’d have decided differently; I’m just amused that it didn’t occur to me. Also fixed my web site. The Perl script rewrote most the HTML for AT&T’s web servers, but I had to change a few URLs in my LiveJournal template and fix the redirection at pobox.