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Posted on Thursday, December 21st, 2006

Dave!I seem to have survived my bout with food poisoning (or whatever).

Which is probably a good thing, because my most excellent web hosting company Media Temple, is moving Blogography to a new "grid server" here in a few hours. I don't understand much of what's happening, but it all sounds very cool and interesting. In any event, I totally trust Media Temple with my life. Out of the dozens of hosting companies I've dealt with over the years, they are the very best... by far.

I am told that there will be some down-time for a bit while the move occurs. So, if you try to visit Blogography and can't, that's why. And if you are coming here after not being able to access the site, that's why.

Many thanks to Bad Robert for the use his pick-up truck "The Blue Bitch." we couldn't have gotten everything moved without her...

Moving Day

Please forgive the urine stains in the passenger seat. Bad Monkey had a fifth of vodka with a two-liter bottle of 7-Up for dinner and forgot to go to the bathroom before we left. I made sure there was plenty of toilet paper in case we had to stop along the way, but he didn't tell me until after the deed was done. You know monkeys...

UPDATE: Well that was amazing. The move went flawlessly with no data loss and everything ending up in its proper place. I then set about changing all my blog settings and scripts to point to their new address... only to find that Media Temple had already done it. And not just in the obvious places, like my Movable Type blog software, but also in not so obvious places like my Mint stats package. I simply cannot say enough good things about Media Temple for web hosting. Brilliant company. Terrific service.

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  1. Laurence says:

    Oh, if I try to visit Blogography and can’t… That sounds like a very, very bad day for me !!! I hope that it will not happen. 🙂

    “Blue Bitch” seems to have a very interesting story !!! Maybe more interesting than Bad Monkey, vodka and paper toilet !!! 😀

  2. diane says:

    Happy Moving Day!
    Isn’t it such a relief when high-technitude goes well?
    Thanks for the linkage love, too. 🙂

  3. Chase says:

    Oooooooh, I got pissed at Media Temple. I was going to move TTW there and yadda yadda yadda..didn’t end up doing it.

    I cancelled my account, went through all the bs to cancel, etc…and then, for 6 months, they kept charging me for Movable Type. They didn’t understand that I couldn’t USE Movable Type without actually having something even HOSTED.

    And then, after a billion calls, they refused to refund my money. They can suck it.

    (And then you can suck it too but in the good way because I’m like totally in lust with you so see ya at TequilaCon baby?)


  4. NetChick says:

    Yay for new digs! Glad it went off without a hitch.

  5. Jeff says:

    Nary a burp in my visits. Yay for good news!!!

    There’s far too little of that in the techno-world these days.

  6. Hilly says:

    Hot damn for moving!

    Urine stained seats aside, good times.

  7. Bre says:

    Happy Moving day! Don’t forget to christen the new pad… and not with monkey urine!

  8. Neil T. says:

    Media Temple grid hosting came up on the Six Apart Professionals Network a few weeks ago… people were split roughly 50/50 on it – lots of people praising it for being superb, others having major problems and downtime. Looks like you were one of the lucky ones 🙂 .

  9. Karl says:

    Hey, nice place you’ve got here. Love what you’ve done with the place. Where’s the Diet Coke with Lime dispenser?

  10. Anonymous says:

    Wuh the fuh?

    Are you trying to tell me that that Blue Bitch isn’t pimped out with leather?

    Thas no way for a bad monkey to travel dude.

    Bad Monkey’s welcome to travel with my any time. He can press his oily little monkey cheeks on the windows and everything.

  11. nancycle says:

    Apparently in the hast of listening to Green Day while wrapping gifts influenced my last post anon post.


  12. kapgar says:

    Tell me you’re receiving some kind of kickback for all that copious praise.

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