Programming Note: No Clues on Friday

Programming Note: No Clues on Friday

by Kerry Scott on 27 August 2009

I have this web host that sucks.  I’ve put off switching because it’s a huge pain, and because I very rarely get big blocks of time to do stuff like that, and because I don’t really know what the hell I’m doing.  Anna at ABDPBT helped out with that last part by doing a post just for me on her awesome blog about how to start and run a blog.  She’s full service like that.  My husband is also taking tomorrow afternoon off to corral the kids.  He’s full service too.

So if all goes well, I’m going to start this after lunch (central time) on Friday.  This site will be down for some period of time.  Cross your fingers that the period of time is short.  Just in case, I checked the Kopp’s Flavor Forecast (yes, people in the other 49 states, that’s how we roll here in Wisconsin…we check the Kopp’s Flavor Forecast before doing stuff).  Friday’s flavors aren’t that good, but if this goes into Saturday, there’s Grasshopper Fudge.  If it goes all the way to Sunday, there’s Reese’s Peanut Butter Kupps.  Those are good flavors.  My full-service husband also made sure that we have an ample supply of Diet Coke.  I think I’m ready.

SATURDAY NIGHT UPDATE: It’s done.  It only took two scoops of Grasshopper Fudge frozen custard, seven cans of Diet Coke (over two days…but still), an order of Chocolate Souffle Cake from California Pizza Kitchen, and a brief episode in which I thought I had taught one of my kids a very naughty word.  Thankfully, the sound of his loud Tonka fire truck covered me.  The people at LiquidWeb are 742 times more fabulous than expected (and I had high expectations).

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abdpbt August 27, 2009 at 9:14 am

Wow! Good luck! You’ve chosen the right time to do it, and hopefully it won’t be as annoying as my experience. And, even if it is, after you’re done you will be so glad you did it.
.-= abdpbt´s last blog ..Fugitive =-.

Tim G August 27, 2009 at 1:11 pm

Good luck with this project. It looks like based on your experience, along with Anna’s, DreamHost may have to be featured in Tales of the ClueFree pretty soon.
.-= Tim G´s last blog ..Here Comes the Judge! =-.

Kerry Sandberg Scott August 27, 2009 at 1:22 pm

Oh, don’t EVEN get me started on DreamHost. I’m trying not to be all rant-y.

But they suck. All hosts have some downtime, but the support people need to give you a better answer than, “Someone else had a good traffic day, so you’re screwed.”

Sabrina August 29, 2009 at 11:35 pm

Glad you’re back up and with a host you like. I know how it is being with a crappy one. Last one I had had this attitude of “We’re the best in the business so if you don’t like it, there’s the door.” Except they weren’t the best. Whatevs. Anyway, glad you’re back up. And as for teaching the kids new four letter words, hey they gotta learn it somewhere, right? Better at home than picking it up on the street. ;)
.-= Sabrina´s last blog ..Do You Wanna Date My Avatar? =-.

class factotum August 31, 2009 at 2:44 pm

Kopp’s number is programmed into my cellphone. We decide where to go to church sometimes based on the flavor du jour. (Greendale at my husband’s old church from when he lived in Franklin so we can drive by Kopp’s or stay in Tosa and walk and not have custard. Or walk to Baskin Robbins, a sad, sad second choice.)
.-= class factotum´s last blog ..Monday report =-.

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