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
Includes Hollywood Dead, Tales from the Loop, Things from the Flood, The Court of Broken Knives, and Port of Shadows.
Nic has a retinal tear and has his vision is saved by a laser.
Includes The Storm Before the Storm, White Trash, Calypso, Tell the Machine Goodnight, Prince of Fools, and Provenance.
The Internet tells Nic to install Ubiquiti gear in his house, so he does, and now he has thoughts.
What I wish I’d known when I started podcasting.
Nic starts a new podcast about—gasp!—American sports.
Mostly excellent non-fiction in this installment. Includes Fantasyland, The Miracle of Dunkirk, Das Reich, The Undoing Project, Waiting for the Punch, Vacationland and Points of Impact.