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If you can read this, you’re on the new blog. I know stuff is messed up (see that funny stuff below where quotation marks belong) and the right sidebar is missing stuff big time. I just took a big pill for my kidney stone and I shouldn’t be operating heavy machinery right now.

If you encounter any problems, please leave a description in the comments to this article.

You will find that comments are closed on all articles. You can view the blog, read the articles and comments, but you will not be able to leave comments.

At some point the blog will switch to the new host and you will see “Obama Conspiracy Theories 2.0” in the mast head. This will be a temporary indicator that you are on the new host. I hope this will take under one hour.

Windows keeps old copies of IP addresses cached. That means that even after the switch, you may still get the old site. To remedy that problem, you can reboot your computer, or if you know how to get to a command line, run the command “ipconfig /flushdns”.

I will be posting updates on Twitter (as DrConspiracy).

The process will probably involve a number of problems and I thank you for your understanding and patience.

18 Responses to Blog moving

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    Majority Will February 2, 2012 at 3:54 pm #

    Be sure to use lots of bubble wrap. Data can get scratched up easily. Just ask Justia.com.

    πŸ˜‰

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    donna February 2, 2012 at 7:48 pm #

    MAZEL TOV!!! glad to have you back!!!!

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    G February 2, 2012 at 8:17 pm #

    Just letting you know, many of the blog articles still have comments turned off…

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    Dr. Conspiracy February 2, 2012 at 8:33 pm #

    I just finished turning them on.

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    Reality Check February 2, 2012 at 8:39 pm #

    Doc

    Everything appeared to move fine.it seems to be workDjfjfiaithrkap[qgok=-eskgjgaslfk-q=4-4olg glorp!

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    Dr. Conspiracy February 2, 2012 at 8:42 pm #

    I don’t know about you guys, but the site is up and down for me. This is not a hosting problem, but a DNS problem at my old host.

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    Reality Check February 2, 2012 at 10:10 pm #

    I seems faster so far.

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    Tomtech February 3, 2012 at 12:30 am #

    It seems faster to me.

    BTW: There was some joking at The Fogbow on how there was some errors in converting the text.

    I see the same type of errors in transferred text.

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    Nathanael February 3, 2012 at 7:26 am #

    Reality Check:
    I seems faster so far.

    Apparently too fast. It’s dropping T’s πŸ™‚

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    Dr. Conspiracy February 3, 2012 at 8:31 am #

    There are problems with non-Latin alphabetic characters during the move. I don’t know why it failed — I tried to keep everything the same. I manually fixed open and close quotes, apostrophes, dashes, and ellipses; however, the Cyrillic is hosed for good.

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    Dr. Conspiracy February 3, 2012 at 8:52 am #

    It seems to me that the blog is running faster at the new host. That wasn’t the purpose of the move, but it’s nice. However the Load Averages (a measure of many processes are actively trying to use the system) are way up (8.27 6.25 5.44) compared with below one before. Maybe the difference is tied to the dynamic resource scaling.

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    Reality Check February 3, 2012 at 8:52 am #

    At least your move went smoother than Sharon Rondeau’s move at the P&E. That should not be a shock to anyone however.

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    Keith February 3, 2012 at 9:28 am #

    Nathanael: Apparently too fast. It’s dropping T’s

    At least it isn’t missing its periods.

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    Dr. Conspiracy February 3, 2012 at 10:36 am #

    I have enabled compression both for cached pages and at the web server. This should speed up page load times.

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    Rickey February 3, 2012 at 11:20 am #

    The only problem I see is that I am no longer receiving e-mail notifications about new posts.

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    Dr. Conspiracy February 3, 2012 at 12:28 pm #

    Not surprising. I’ll try re-installing the plug-in.

    Rickey: The only problem I see is that I am no longer receiving e-mail notifications about new posts.

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    Dr. Conspiracy February 3, 2012 at 8:48 pm #

    Well that was an unmitigated disaster. Server only compression from now on.

    Dr. Conspiracy: I have enabled compression both for cached pages and at the web server. This should speed up page load times.

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    Northland10 February 6, 2012 at 7:02 am #

    Welcome back!!!