The Core Dump is now safely ensconced at its new home, Burnaby at TextDrive. This should be the last time for a while that I’ll move the site, as I signed up for their lifetime hosting. So as long as they stay in business and keep providing great service, that’s where this site will be. Hopefully this will be a long time.
The move was not too painful, except for a few hours wasted hunting down a malfunctioning .htaccess file that was throwing a spanner in the works.
Some of the articles look a bit ugly, as MySQL has some … ahem … interesting issues with non-ascii characters like curly quotes. I’m going to need to find some simple way of dealing with that.
One of the reasons for moving to shared hosting is that I don’t want to spend my free time doing system administration, and with TextDrive I get regular backups and patches and minions to watch the health of the server, so I can spend my time doing the fun bits. Plus it’s nice to have minions.
Another reason is that while Temeryx, my old faithful G4/450, has been steady as a rock, it is a bit sluggish for Ruby on Rails, and it was getting to be time to build a new machine to put in its place. That would have cost more than the TextDrive lifetime hosting in itself, and would have eaten up a weekend to build the machine, install FreeBSD or Fedora Core and set up web and mail and firewall and what have you.
So here we are. Onward and upward.
Big thanks to Joe for letting me stash Temeryx in his apartment.
Soundtrack: Stream from Groove Salad
Posted Monday, 12 September, 2005 by Nic Lindh
All Nic wants for WWDC is sync that actually works
Another book roundup, including some stellar athletes and soldiers, what might be the most jaded, soul-weary protagonist ever, and some grimdark fantasy.
The Internet is getting creepy, and Nic is breaking out his tinfoil hat after newspaper paywalls push him over the edge.
Nic is tired of tech sites obsessing over Apple’s financials and business strategy. So very tired.
Nic reads a book about the processed food industry and is incensed.
Computers are complicated. This brings out the irrational in people.
Nic proposes the loan word Rechthaberei be incorporated into American English.
The Core Dump is back! Books were read during the hiatus. Includes The Coldest Winter, Oh, Myyy!, Tough Sh*t, The Revolution Was Televised, The Rook, Mr. Penumbra’s 24 Hour Bookstore, Gun Machine, Fortress Frontier, Standing in Another Man’s Grave, and The Memory of Light.
This site will return in February.
From a true patriot to a world-weary detective, a dead god, and a civilization about to sublime from the galaxy, this book roundup spans the gamut. Includes Where Men Win Glory, Wild, Inside the Box, The Black Box, Three Parts Dead, Red Country, and The Hydrogen Sonata.