Aug 11

Advance Warning #3 (final, probably)

Posted: under Website Notice.
Tags:  August 11th, 2009

OK–Verizon has finally told when the change will take place–“sometime” between midnight and 6 am  Central Daylight Time (for the US, this is)  on Friday the 14th.   All services there (my websites, these blogs, the mail and news servers) will go *poof* for at least two hours as the staff puts things back online and checks them out.  Maybe longer.

So don’t expect to access my stuff (this stuff, for instance) from midnight to at least 8 am CDT.

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Aug 10

Advance Warning #2

Posted: under Website Notice.
Tags:  August 10th, 2009

Remember that, which hosts my sites (and thus these blogs) expects everything to be unavailable for a considerable time on August 16, and the instability will probably start on August 14–this Friday.

Do not worry–stuff will come back eventually.   If I get more details I’ll let you know, except that I’ll be gone starting August 14 (ArmadilloCon in Austin, Texas, for the weekend) and won’t be home until next Wednesday the 20th.  I’m flying out to South Carolina on Monday morning.   That means any last minute updates from will miss me.  Any of you who are on yourselves might want to check the admin.announce newsgroup, and if you see an update, let others know.  Don’t email me–I’m not taking the laptop to the convention or South Carolina…I’ll find out what’s happened when I get back (and hopefully, by then everything will be back up with its new IP numbers.)

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Jul 23

Advance warning: site outage

Posted: under Website Notice.
Tags:  July 23rd, 2009

Hey folks–my webhost just warned us all that Verizon (which supplies their access to everything) is insisting on making big changes, including of their IP numbers.   So on or about August 14 (if the schedule doesn’t change)  the Paksworld site and this blog will go *poof* for at least one day, and maybe more–the web host will have alternate servers in another location, but they expect things to be ‘bobbly,’ as they say, for about 72 hours and hopefully not longer.

We’re promised more details later on, and I’ll pass those on to you, as well as reminding you a few days before the blank-out that it’s coming.   If anyone misses this announcement and the next, and emails you in a panic about it, please share the word.

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