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Be It Ever So Humble...

Mike SteffanosWednesday, March 21, 2007
By Mike Steffanos

I mentioned in yesterday's post that Lisa and I are closing on our home Friday. Apparently moving is a recurring theme this week. A while back I received an email from the company that hosts this web site announcing that they had been sold to another company. Then last week I received another email which said, in part:

Dear Michael,

We are pleased to inform you that your Web Hosting account with AQHost is being upgraded to a far superior Datacenter and will now enjoy all of the perks of being in the nations leading telecommunication facility (the One Wilshire Datacenter). Your site/s will soon load at even faster speeds as all incoming and outgoing bandwidth will be transited via the following Tier 1 providers - Global Crossing, Level 3, Savvis, and At&t.

... There will be absolutely no downtime or negative effects as a result of the move, which will take place this weekend on March 18th, 2007 at approximately 7:00am PST. Your site will stay exactly the same as it is now (your passwords, email accounts, subdomains, parked domains, addon domains, etc will remain the same). No changes need to be made on your end. [my emphasis]

If you've tried to leave a comment here over the past few months only to have the site timeout on you, you'll understand the need for an upgrade to the hosting. Unfortunately, this move didn't happen March 18. It didn't happen March 19, either. Apparently it happened some time yesterday morning or early afternoon.

The good news is that the hosting seems to be noticeably more robust. The downside is that in the process of moving the server some comments, including mine, were left on the old one. Also, yesterday's post, made in the afternoon, was also posted to the now defunct old server. I finally figured things out around 7 PM when I reposted the article to the new server.

As with the move Lisa and I will be making in about a month, there is good and bad involved with any move. For the house, I'm so not looking forward to all of the painting and removing of wallpaper I will be partaking in over the next month. For the web site, it was yesterday's minor fiascos.

Anyway, I'll see if I can catch up on all of the comments that I already answered once, and the ones I didn't get a chance to answer yet. If I miss one, don't think I'm dissing your comment. Also, if your comment has disappeared from the site, I swear I didn't censure you. Rather, your comment is moldering away on Mike's Mets former server in Massachusetts. If it's any consolation, there are several of mine there keeping it company.

The fun with the house will begin this weekend, but the moving pains for this web site should be a thing of the past. I'll be back in a few with a Mets post. Thanks for your indulgence.

About Mike: I was the original writer on this web site, actually its only writer for the first 15 months of existence. Although I am grateful for the excellent contributions of my fellow writers here, I have no plans of stepping back into strictly an editorial role. I started this thing in the first place because I love to write and I love the Mets, and blogging here keeps me somewhat sane. If you haven't had enough already, more bio info can be found here.

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Comments (3)


You need a good old-fashioned painting/wallpapering party. For the house, not the web host. Just bring the pizza and beer, and the rest will take care of itself. As long as you don't mind a bunch of drunken bums doing your home improvements for you.

Seriously, best of luck. The most satisfying part of home improvements is the great sigh of relief when they're over. And trust me, they're never over.

No degradation of service noticed here, Mike. All is well, including our 6-2 win over a slumping (boo-freakin'-hoo) Dodgers crew in Vero Beach.

I wouldn't wish a house-move on my worst enemy, or Al Gore, even. Good luck and don't overdo it.

NostraDennis - I know they're never over. Still, I'm looking forward to it.
Geezer - we hope this is the last move for quite a while.

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