Tue. Sep 23, 2003
Welcome to My New Digital Home!
Welcome to My New Digital Home! – I know, it looks pretty much the same (trust me, that took a lot of work). But if you’re seeing this entry, you’re now viewing PhotoDude.com on its brand spankin’ new server space.As of now (Tuesday afternoon), the DNS transfer is beginning to propagate. I have one small problem I cant correct until it does, which simply means youll get an error if you try to leave a comment.
But waiting for DNS to propagate is torturous for a blogger of any volume. Stuff happens, thoughts spring to mind, and then … where do I post it? On the old server where people can see it now, but it will soon dissappear? Or on the new server where no one can see it yet? Today I got too frustrated to wait any longer, so below this entry you’ll find several new ones. Scroll on down.
While it’s not visible to you, this new digital home is much more spacious (675 MB vs. 300 MB), and far more modern (PHP, MySQL, subdomains, and more). Even simple functions within MT that failed for various reasons on the old server (no pings sent, some plug-ins wouldn’t work) have been welcome additions while building this version.
So, what’s new that is visible to you? There’s been a slight revamping of the way Arbitrary Secondaries is archived … my sometimes snarky comments within the title tag are now visible in text.
PixelPile has been converted from Greymatter to MT. Moving one web application to a new server was as much as I was prepared to deal with (sorry, Noah, but thanks for the years of great service). However, due to the way I had it setup in Greymatter, importing the old version into MT didn’t make sense, as it would have straitjacketed a lot of functionality. So I started over from scratch with the new version, and have uploaded and linked all of the previous PixelPile archives. All 1,373 of them.
Perhaps most enjoyable for me are the changes in QuoteLog. It’s been imported from its old Greymatter form into MT, which allows me to create categories. So you can now browse through over 700 quotes broken out into 46 categories like Creativity, Insults, even a page of quotes from Web Pundits. All searchable, and with an RSS feed.
Otherwise, things should be as they were. But of course, when you move a 7 year old domain with 5 “weblogs” and 290 MB of files, no matter how hard you try, some things get dropped. Lost. Or broken. So, if you encounter anything that seems odd (or rather, odder than normal), please let me know.