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Spirited Away

I’ve been neglecting my blog, I’ll readily admit that.  So I recently decided that I should stop being terrible and update it.  However, I was quite surprised to find out that my blog was in a state of non-existence.  Did I forget to pay some bill?  Of course not.  Did I ignore some email telling me that I should do something so my blog doesn’t die a premature death?  Nope, that didn’t seem to be the case.  What happened was my web host, E-Rice, just disappeared into the ether.  Poof.  Now, you’d think that I would have learned my lesson from the last time I almost lost my blog about a year ago (due to completely ignoring relevant emails) and regularly back things up.  That would be the sensible thing to do after such a situation, so I most certainly did no such thing.  I have a backup, but it’s not nearly recent enough.  So, I decided to just start over instead of trying to piece things together from my inconsistent backups.

So, I’m now using Nearly Free Speech for my hosting needs.  They’re a bit more expensive than the $10 a year I was paying for E-Rice (I get what I pay for, apparently), but their servers seem far less likely to be spirited away, so I’m hoping it’s worth it.  Also, I have ssh access to the server and can use Python, which is always a plus.  Since I’ve gone though all this effort, I’m going to make an attempt to post at least twice a month.  That’s 22 post over the course of this year.  Also, I need to find/make a superior template for my blog.  I think I can do better than the default template.  Big things are happening soon, people.  Big.  Things.