Update: The bulk of the transition is complete. At this point it's me fixing bugs and such that crop up during use only. All the known proactive stuff is complete! (Though I am working on enriching RSS more, sorry for any RSS noise).
It's a good thing I don't have steady visitors to this website to pick up on the instability wrought by my numerous web hosting manuevers of late.
But, should you notice, be aware that for the remainder of this week, 12/28 through 1/2, the website will be up, down, and all around, as I work to resituate it with a new hosting service.
Short story is, I tried to serve the site on the cheap through shared hosting. I try this every couple of years thinking for sure that shared hosting as a methodology must surely have evolved new management processes to ensure speed and stability. The dream of saving money for what stands as little more than a personal hobby is too alluring, and I take the bait.
Then, after a few weeks or months, the brick walls I hit while the shared resources of the not-actually-anymore-evolved-than-the-last-time-I-tried, choke and sputter, chases me back to a VPS. Overhead of the actual monies and the time involved in setting everything back up -- again --, included.
The only upshot of this reckless nonsense I put myself through is that, it's just plain old fun. Plus, the reset is a chance to weed out and tighten up things in the process.
Ah well, so, if you land here and the page doesn't load or something, try again later. The URLs are going to change a little too. Good thing I don't monetize anything.
By Dave for Personal Blog.
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By the time you see this comment I'll be able to say that the transition back to a VPS, a virtual private server, is complete. This very comment is helping me to test the transition.
While at it, I took advantage of the transition to re-do the layout of the blog and to work out some different behaviors. You probably won't notice them, but it's worth mentioning that even after my New Years Eve re-launch, for awhile, there are going to be kinks and such to work out.