I’ve owned the domain name mcmm.net for a bit over nine years and have been blogging on it for most of that time. I have always liked that it was a short name, but it’s time to retire it in favor of michaelchan.org, which is easier to give out over the phone (people can’t tell if you are saying “m” or “n”), and which actually means..umm.. well, something I suppose. Moving the email will take a bit longer, but I sure won’t miss nine years of spam harvesting.
So the circuit went down again to a coordinated DOS attack (according to my ISP), and before it had recovered, several city blocks lost their copper due to a train hitting a 300 pair telephone cable, one of those pairs was home to my circuit. After the phone company replaced the cable (which was somewhat interesting to watch for a spell, believe it or not), the DDOS was still going on, so I moved my server to a hosted provider. Unfortunately, some incoming email was definitely lost. More unfortunately, I’ve got seven years of mail archives that I may or may not want to migrate to my new server. Probably not. Anyway, if you sent me an email between Friday and Sunday, it may have been lost for good.
For fun, I wrote a little script to throw random images onto the left sidebar.
Yet Another Service Outage. QWest had to switch copper to get the circuit back up, but I am now on another (much slower) line temporarily until I migrate the site to a better pipe. The problem is migrating seven years of mail in Cyrus imap format to the target server.
Lots of new pictures coming. I swear.
I haven’t had much time to spend working on pictures as of late, let alone post blog entries, and have several hundred images to process and load. I have been working heavily with WordPress for the last few months on a couple of sites I administer and will be switching here too, as soon as I figure out how to integrate my picture pages. Gallery2 is an interesting project but I don’t think it works for me.