Problems with the website

If you are a regular visitor you might have noticed an issue with accessing this blog. The web host I had been using was moving to a new server provider. Well needless to say I had to move to a different one instead.

They sent an e-mail telling me I had 48 hours to back up my data before the move. So I started doing just that. Unfortunately everytime I got to a certain point I would lose connection and have to wait an hour or more to pick back up. Probably a throttle to prevent hacking or DDoS attacks. I only got half way through the back up when I lost connection for good it seems. Even the host’s main website has not been reachable for more than a day now.

This isn’t the first time my website has been down. About once a month it has gone down for a day or two. Since it was a free host I can’t really name them or complain. I finally was able to work out my budget to go to a paid host so I know it will be up more than 90% of the time.

I am still checking systems to make sure everything is working right so please forgive any errors you might get for a short while.

What Happened?

Well the old saying to back up back up back came true for me. Due to an unforeseen situation I had to change web hosts this past week. While I had backed up my blog entries on a regular basis I found I forgot to back up my other files enough.

I am still trying to recover what I can from various off computer files I might have in storage so the blog will look funny for awhile. There will be missing images and text files.


Hello world!

Well I have taken the plunge.

I am converting Doug’s Views to WordPress.

The main reason is the high script overhead that MovableType uses. It leads to having a lot of server muscle to handle it and I want to scale back my level of web hosting I buy.

My other major blog will be converted soon.

This will be a bit bumpy as I transform this basic out of the box install into the look and and feel I want. And I expect some errors and 404 pages popping up.

Please be patient.