Like a lot of people, I’ve been getting fed up with GoDaddy’s sexist marketing and their relentless upselling.
Seriously, I get that you need to ask for the sale, but there’s a difference between offering and preloading alternatives so every visit to a GoDaddy page means having to triple-check to make sure you don’t end up buying a freaking yacht.
And of course, I don’t want to support a company that treats me like a knuckledragger while it picks my pocket.
It took a while, since apparently the rules for switching name hosts were written back in the days when zeppelins ruled the skies. Can’t transfer a domain within 60 (yes! 60!) days of renewing it, and domains can’t be transferred if they’re within seven days of renewal.
The transfer itself takes about a week. Yes, about a week. Silly me, I thought there were, oh, what are they called? oh yes, computers involved in this process, but apparently not.
So patience is key. Patience and writing down all your current DNS settings at the current registrar so you can recreate them.
Oh, and NameCheap? Their website sure won’t win any design awards, but it’s functional and doesn’t try to sell you a yacht while it distracts you with boobs, so it’s all good.
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.