The Core Dump

A strong conviction that something must be done is the parent of many bad measures

[By Nic Lindh on Monday, 12 September 2005]

At the new server

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.

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