Migrating Blogs, A Reprise

Some of you may have noticed that I pulled a Jason Bourne and disappeared from the grid for a few days and wondered what happened.

Theories have trended toward the exotic: That I was kidnapped by the Chinese who were concerned about my coverage of the upcoming Olympic summer games in Beijing, or that maybe the sicko serial killer Jigsaw from the Saw series snared me in one of his traps after I spoke so ill of him here and here.

That last one raises an interesting question: If Jigsaw did decide to come after me, what kind of trap would he use?

I’m thinking one of those glass helmets with a TV monitor inside showing an endless loop of Tarheel basketball highlights or else a perpetual PowerPoint presentation of “Jesus is my BFF” praise songs.

But I digress. What really happened was that my site, according to my hosting company, underwent an “emergency migration” when the server on which Ocular Fusion is located started to fail. Now as some of you may recall, my hosting company has a very spotty record when it comes to migration. Unlike birds who always seem to know where to go, The Host Group always manages to get themselves–and my data–lost.

This always makes me nervous as I wonder whether or not my data is lost forever. But the very nice technical folks at The Host Group reassured me that this wasn’t the case at all, that the data was flying around out there somewhere and that it would eventually land and nest where it was supposed to.

Well, it did, but the fact that it took so long and that this is the second time this has happened inside a year make me wonder, again, whether I should do some migrating of my own to another hosting company.

So, I’m going to check into that this week, and if any of you have any advice on that I would appreciate it. I know many of you who, along with me, went to The Host Group when Justin Baeder stopped hosting eventually moved over to Blue Host while others of you have ended up at TheoBloggers. If you’re in either of those categories, or know of another good company, please leave a comment and tell me what you think.

If I do that, there may be some more outages this week as I get things moved over, but it would give me a chance to update to a newer version of WordPress and give the old blog a little bit of a makeover since I’ve had the same look for over 2 years now.

So, if you’re driving down the road this week and a big, juicy SPLAT! lands on your windshield, look up: It may be my data.

It that happens, please drop me a line and let me know in which direction it was headed.

  1. Jeff Slater

    I’ve been with Theobloggers for a while now, and have had no problems at all. Brad Palmore is attentive, helpful and great to work with.

  2. Stoogelover

    As one of the three owners of theobloggers, I would highly recommend them / us!! Just to calm your concerns before they arise, I have nothing to do with the technical side of the business but Brad (and Randy) are very, very knowledgeable and helpful and I don’t know of anyone who uses us who has not been happy with the service.

  3. Mike the Eyeguy

    But, am I orthodox CofC enough to be on Theobloggers?

    Would I have to fill out a form affirming that I believe in the 5-fold plan of salvation (or is it six, I can’t remember), no instrumental music until after the closing prayer and that the church lapsed into apostasy shortly after the death of John and was in suspended animation for about 1800 years until it is was resuscitated at Cane Ridge, Kentucky?

    Would they (you) take a signed Apostles’ Creed in a pinch?

  4. Stoogelover

    You have us mixed up with traditional coC people . . . which all three of us ain’t!!

  5. Mike the Eyeguy

    I know; I was being very fa-see-shush and i-ron-ick like Mike the Redneck used to be before he went into hiding at one of them thar un-dee-sclothesed low-kay-shuns after the Lo-Mo loss.

  6. Brady

    Glad you came back. We were wondering what the problem was. Figured it was your serveur.

    Your questions in the comments show that you have some major issues their in your head.

    Hope it never clears up.

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