It’s been 5 long and blissfully problem-free years, but now it’s time to find a new host for For various unimportant reasons, my server needs to move out of the server room it’s been hiding in. I have a few options:

* see if I can find another free host. Unlikely.
* follow Reid’s footsteps and switch home ISPs to one that allows servers. He’s had a lot of problems with that over the years, but I’ll consider it.
* Move to a virtual server provider (e.g. Linode or Tektonic). I already have a Tektonic VPS, but now we’re talking about real money ($15-$20 per month).

I may have to evict some of my high-resource tenants in the process, which sucks… Still, I can hardly complain, having found free hosting in one place or another for about 15 years now!!!

posted at 8:12 pm on Wednesday, August 29, 2007 in Site News | Comments (2)
  1. Greg Wilson says:

    I’m looking at moving my two domains ( and off the aging Linux box in Jonah’s machine room, and onto Dreamhost or something similar — if you come across any good deals, I’d be grateful for a ping (and I’ll ping back if I find any).

  2. wjr says:

    What are your bandwidth and storage needs? I’m happy to add more virtual hosts to my ISP is quite happy with servers.


back from vacation. House still in one piece, thanks to Pene!

* trailer: awesome!
* altantic canada: awesome!
* two kiting events: fabulous!
* 3.5 weeks with the family: The Best!

More later :)

posted at 1:39 pm on Tuesday, August 28, 2007 in Personal | Comments Off on back!

time flies like a banana

It’s August? Already? How the hell did that happen?

posted at 10:50 am on Wednesday, August 01, 2007 in Personal | Comments (2)
  1. Nita says:

    It’s astounding, time is fleeting….

  2. David Brake says:

    Worse, I think of August as the 7th month of the year because I think of Aug 1st as mid-summer. In fact of course it is the 8th month so the end of the year is coming up sooner than I am ready for…