Irradiated by Stingray
Well that was a fun and exciting week, wasn’t it? As I’ve mentioned before when we go down for a bit, the hosting company we used had a screaming deal from us getting in on a promo many years ago in the before times. The trade off, obviously, was reliability. The occasional jihadi hacking someone else on the same box, some hardware failure, and a couple other general case “shit just broke, yo” cases. We lived with it because there’s no advertisers to keep happy, we don’t lose money when the site’s down, and basically it just means we don’t have the pressure to write something. Ok, so we’re not exactly churning out the volume on that last point lately, but shut up, I’m telling a story.
Anyway, this last go round with the cyclic soaring elation of having access to our stuff again and crushing disappointment of it going back down sometimes less than two hours later finally lit a sufficient fire under my ass. We are no longer with the old company, which was your basic godaddy/dreamhost/whatever cpanel jobbie with many users on one server, to our very own (virtual) server. More work, but more control. Costs… well, I’m not happy about the increase, but it’s still less than I spend on burritos in a month, so I think we’ll live. Trying to shoehorn configuring a server, getting all the shit we *cough* totally religiously backed up like the baddass pros we are collected and moved, and all the rest of the associated crap in the middle of work, derby, and family birthdays was a heap of fun though, lemme tell you…
There’s a few things I know still need fixing (for some reason we had to rebuild the blogroll manually; we did a little trimming and updating while we were at it) so pardon any dust.
So we’re back. Content as we think of it. Oh, and those of you who pester people that are not us about our online/offline status? C’mon. Don’t be that guy. Chill and wait; if we decide to pull the plug we’ll say so in advance.