June 15, 2005

Tech Troubles from Hell

As you may have noticed, I have been mostly off-line since Sunday -- all because my hosting company (ValueWeb) did a server migration to cut down on comment spam and scrambled just about everything. I've got email back and some of the site, but the cgi scripts needed to run the blog still aren't working. I'm looking for the silver lining, but ain't seen it yet. I'm uploading this by hand.

Can we all say this together: Isn't it about time -- 10+ years into the web -- that we arrived a some kind of shared standard? Arrrrgh!

Stay tuned. Cheers ...


Posted by Tim Porter at June 15, 2005 06:02 PM

I hope you take this in the gentle spirit in which it's intended...

When I tried to read your site about the future of newspapers, I find the site crashed for Sunday, Monday, Tuesday ... can you imagine a newspaper that would fail to publish for that long? Server migration, comment spam, cgi scripts? Let's talk about fires, floods or 36 inches of snow.

Otherwise, you have a thoughtful and much-needed site.

Posted by: Brian on June 16, 2005 12:36 PM

Finally ... It is great to read your ideas again, Tim

Posted by: Jozef Imrich on June 17, 2005 06:48 AM

Glad to have the site back.

While I'm a big supporter of online news and virtual communities, to some degree I find truth in Brian's statement, and certainly in Tim's frustration at a lack of a shared standard. Big Media will certainly have safeguards in place to prevent their sites from going down for days at a time, but on the smaller scale, I invariably find that the world of technology doesn't provide quite what the gadgeteers (and tech journalists) would like us to believe it does.

Posted by: Kevin on June 17, 2005 09:18 AM
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