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Sunday, July 19th, 2009
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Okay, I switched web servers! Hopefully everything in the archives made it over to the new From now on, I'm going to keep website updates on my site news instead of on this LJ. But you can still follow them at kvdc_news on LJ, or my catch-all Multiblog.


There's still so much more stuff I want to do to that website, but I'm relieved that I've finally made the switch and now I can redo my priorities again.
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[User Picture]From: the_chuck
2009-07-19 05:33 am (UTC)
can't you like.. make it so that the RSS feed posts make it onto here as well? use your python skills to write a cron job to do it, or something.

also, what server did you switch to?

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[User Picture]From: kvance
2009-07-19 05:57 am (UTC)
I guess so, but it's more work. And I don't want my LJ credentials on my web server, so it's not even straightforward, I'd have to run it from my own computer or something.

And the fact is, I only made 1 LJ post last month. I still want to use LJ, but the community has been shrinking steadily and that's made me feel like I should be diversifying.

I switched from a Hurricane Electric vhost to a GeekISP vhost. I liked, but I wanted to try writing my website in python so I had to move. So far, it's been pretty good. I've had to send a few emails to the admin and he's been very quick to help me out.

Edited at 2009-07-19 05:57 am (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: kvance
2009-07-19 06:00 am (UTC)
To clarify, I'm still posting here. But I'm not going to write stuff about how I changed the license on some project from the archives or added a new category or something.
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[User Picture]From: wikle
2009-07-19 08:30 pm (UTC)
How do you like GeekISP? I've been using for a while now and while they are cheap their email is not the greatest. I've had people complain that my mail has bounced a message a time or two.

What I need is an absolute rock solid mail server that will let me check mail over the internet as well as through my chosen email program. It looks like I would need their 10 dollar a month plan to be able to host my sites.
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[User Picture]From: kvance
2009-07-19 09:33 pm (UTC)
I've been told to stay away from 1and1, though I don't remember about what specifically.

GeekISP is so far so good. I switched my mail to them last week, and as far as I know I haven't lost any messages. And it does have webmail as well as regular old IMAP.

They are serious about the geek part though. For example, adding a new domain to your vhost: you log in to your shell account and run the control_apache script, as opposed to clicking around some web interface. To me, that's an improvement, but it might not be for you.
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