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September 8th, 2012

Last night the Ozblogistan network slowed down and then began to “yo-yo” — stop working and then reappear cyclically.

I have been becoming increasingly dissatisfied with WPEngine’s reliability and service. Tis was the straw that broke the camel’s back. So I began a crash move of the network to a new hosting service, Page.ly.

That is why the site was unavailable last night and this morning, and why you first saw kittens and then a little moving truck.

Page.ly’s service has already shown itself to be much better than WPEngine’s; however they have reported back that migration is going slowly because the WPEngine servers periodically drop the connection they’re using to download files.

Their advice was to switch back to WPEngine’s servers for today. Any posts or comments from today could then be migrated using the WXR import/export facility built into WordPress.

So here we are, temporarily back at WPEngine. Tonight I and the Page.ly staff will try the move again.

A few hours ago WPEngine finally traced the problem back the recent comments widget on Skepticlawyer and Catallaxy Files. I’ve disabled those for now. (Amazing how much their service has improved, now that I’m leaving).

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  1. Sancho
    September 9th, 2012 at 09:07 | #1

    Catallaxy comments broke the site. Not unexpected. They’re the intellectual equivalent of dividing by zero.

  2. Freelander
    September 9th, 2012 at 09:16 | #2

    I’m what triggered their rage? Clearly none of these liberty for me and only me libertarians will be fighting to their death to uphold the right to free speech of anyone whose views they do not wholeheartedly support. Not freedom of speech, their support extends only to freedom of right speech.

  3. Freelander
    September 9th, 2012 at 09:20 | #3

    They all vanished down their own stupidity singularity long ago. Too bad we still manage to get these messages from the other side.

  4. Freelander
    September 9th, 2012 at 20:29 | #4

    Speaking of trauma… Santa’s evil much younger brother, not content to simply risk audience injury from rolling in aisles went for a death by laughter (or irony) record by criticizing those who believe there might even be ‘rights’ other than property of ideology.

    Wow!

    islamversuseurope.blogspot.com.au/2012/09/czech-president-warns-against-ideology.html?m=1

  5. Sancho
    September 9th, 2012 at 21:36 | #5

    Freelander :
    Clearly none of these liberty for me and only me libertarians will be fighting to their death to uphold the right to free speech of anyone whose views they do not wholeheartedly support.

    It’s not quite that. The Catallaxians don’t argue that no one else is entitled to freedom; they just argue that a free society, by sheer coincidence, entitles them and their beliefs.

    Catallaxy is a place of wonder, where conservative middle-class white guys delve into the philosophy of freedom and self-determination, and are always delighted to find that the principles of freedom and self-determination greatly privilege conservative middle-class white guys.

  6. Freelander
    September 9th, 2012 at 22:57 | #6

    @Sancho

    You’re quite right. The Libertarians were out exercising their right to free speech on servers containing speech they find unpalatable that, by merest and wholely unitended and uncoordinated coincidence, those servers became overloaded and said unpalatable speech was curtailed.

    The free world is full of such coincidences as DSK, Assange and so many others continue to find to their displeasure.

    When former British Ministers like Robin Cook. ke say things like a certain 911 connected groups name means database and said group was a creation of the c-ia, said former minister shortly afterwards finds himself extremely former (some might even suggest with prejudice) coincidence silences even the strongest voices. Permanently.

  7. Freelander
    September 9th, 2012 at 22:59 | #7

    Lord save me from our free society! (Enjoyed equally by all!)

  8. Freelander
    September 9th, 2012 at 23:10 | #8

    Conservative middle-class white guys arevthe new “Alfred Garnets”, the world conservatives have created today is even more of an increasing horror for the middle-class than the world the conservatives were busy creating for his class back in alf’s day.

  9. Freelander
    September 10th, 2012 at 10:32 | #9

    Interesting how our extremely free press, and our brave ‘radical’ commentators studiously avoid a herd of elephant topics in every room.

    The very late Robin Cook former British Foreign Minister was in a position to know what he was talking about. But after he found himself somewhat silent, after he conveniently lost his voice, after he was censured by extremely prejudicial natural causes, the West’s Free press, the uncensurable commentariat deafened by their silence on what he had said. “Don’t go there girl!” “Bad for the cardiovascular system!”

  10. Freelander
    September 10th, 2012 at 10:41 | #10

    The fiction that the West has ever had free speech has been the way that truth in the West has been so successfully silenced in a way only dreampt of in repressive countries!

  11. may
    September 10th, 2012 at 12:15 | #11

    Freelander :Speaking of trauma… Santa’s evil much younger brother, not content to simply risk audience injury from rolling in aisles went for a death by laughter (or irony) record by criticizing those who believe there might even be ‘rights’ other than property of ideology.
    Wow!
    islamversuseurope.blogspot.com.au/2012/09/czech-president-warns-against-ideology.html?m=1

    reminds me of the

    “divine rights of kings”

    doing the rounds before Chas 1 got it in the neck.

    chas 2 was a little more circumspect after his unwelcome “travels”.

    and religious govt allied to commerce was found to be not quite the thing.

    (what! no fun!at all!—bugr that.)

    the “divine right of property” seems to occupy the same place in the minds of those in ideological lockdown.

    latifundia anyone?

  12. Sancho
    September 10th, 2012 at 14:24 | #12

    Property rights are important. Private ownership of tangible stuff is fundamental to western civilisation, but the “libertarians” are using that idea as a way of entrenching an aristocracy.

    It’s no coincidence that the people who already possess a lot of property, money and power are the ones who benefit most from that particular model of freedom.

  13. Freelander
    September 10th, 2012 at 14:38 | #13

    The trick is to turn others property, implicit or explicit, into your own property.

    A great idea was the original privatisation of the Commons. Much better to run sheep on them, than have those smelly commoners using them. Oops… suddenly you had poor people. What to do? Know what? Poor Laws. Make the parish pay. (That is, the almost poor, not the new owners of the once Commons.) Anyway, if the almost Pope’s load needs to be lightened can always hang a few poor, or transport them to the American colonies. Ambition Accomplished.

  14. Sancho
    September 10th, 2012 at 14:45 | #14

    I think that’s true. It’s just fascinating the way that the modern right is committed to strengthening the social hierarchy and installing a distinct ruling class, but is using the language of freedom and egalitarianism to disguise it.

  15. Freelander
    September 10th, 2012 at 14:46 | #15

    IP which is 99% BS is the new privatization of the Commons. Loved the shake down of Samsung! Billion dollar penalty for not being American. Well, at least the “murderer in chief did send a drone or killer squad of navy seals after them. And moneywise could have been worse BP didn’t get off so likely in their shake down. Hella VA price for not being American.

  16. Sancho
    September 10th, 2012 at 14:48 | #16

    Think you’re getting a bit fanatical there. An epidemic of self-serving bastardry doesn’t mean there’s a global conspiracy afoot.

  17. Freelander
    September 10th, 2012 at 15:11 | #17

    There’s no such thing a a global conspiracy. Conspiracy, there are always plenty of those, with caring degrees of success and concealment. Making everyone else pay and keep silent for not being American is simply the exercise of power. But that power is waning, so how about we start to stick it to them!

    I, for one would like to see their eyes water!!!

  18. Troy Prideaux
    September 10th, 2012 at 16:02 | #18

    Freelander :
    IP which is 99% BS is the new privatization of the Commons. Loved the shake down of Samsung! Billion dollar penalty for not being American. Well, at least the “murderer in chief did send a drone or killer squad of navy seals after them. And moneywise could have been worse BP didn’t get off so likely in their shake down. Hella VA price for not being American.

    Without commenting on the verdict and penalty, it is interesting that most of the important ICs inside the IPhones and IPads etc are Samsung ICs.

  19. Freelander
    September 10th, 2012 at 17:27 | #19

    Apple shows that more important than “know how” (to do) is “know how” (to take). The world is ruled by ‘caveman’ economics. Always has been.

  20. Freelander
    September 10th, 2012 at 19:37 | #20

    More trauma from theatre of the absurd …

    praguemonitor.com/2012/09/10/klaus-current-west-disappointing-returns-socialism

    About time voters canceled that Czech. But that’s democrazy for you.

  21. Freelander
    September 10th, 2012 at 19:47 | #21

    Suppose, could be worse, instead he could be an RC prelate, in which case we’d find out “The Czech is in the male.

  22. Freelander
    September 13th, 2012 at 12:06 | #22

    Interesting how conspiracy is dismissed out if hand for events difficult to understand in the absence of some (American) conspiracy, but the “there be dragons” parts of the world must of necessity abound with anti- great Satan conspiracy. No. Islamist couldn’t possibly be spontaneously upset at an expensive contrived insult, or the reminder of the self-involved orgy of distruction of Muslim countries the US has been undertaking since 911!

    Give me a break. (And a kittkat.)

    http://www.google.com/hostednews/ukpress/article/ALeqM5ijPQbkto_nYb4Y7JTmsoDqW_nlGg?docId=N0140121347498953302A

  23. September 15th, 2012 at 04:42 | #23

    WPEngine / WPEngine’s servers really give their best in supporting any hassle or problem brought towards customers. They provide techniques and other options to solve some tangible web or program problems. They deserve to be appreciated :)

  24. Freelander
    September 15th, 2012 at 17:43 | #24

    There be dragons, all over.

    Anti-American protests spread. Obama should save his breath. The Obama the level-headed internationalist charade was seen through well before he grasped his Nobel Peace Prize. His presidency simply a reminder that evil comes in all colours, and has long been an equal opportunity employer.

  25. Freelander
    September 16th, 2012 at 11:57 | #25

    In case any lamely hold to the idea of freedom of speech being alive and well in the west …

    http://www.thetelegraphandargus.co.uk/news/local/localbrad/9931221.Man__20__guilty_of_offensive_posting_for_remarks_over_soldiers__deaths/

    On a personal level I would be sad to hear of a relative dying in Iraq or Afghanistan even though if they were a soldier I could not help but feel it a fate that they had brought on themselves. Sometimes bad things can happen to you when you are up to no good. These fellows are neither serving their country or serving me. Quite the opposite. As well as unleashing mayhem on innocents, any not do innocents they encounter we are hardly I’m a position to judge.

  26. Freelander
    September 16th, 2012 at 12:04 | #26

    Is / has the UK devolved into an even more fascistic repressive state than the US? Margaret Thatcher’s legacy has not died even if her mind reportably “left the building” some time ago.

  27. Freelander
    September 16th, 2012 at 14:17 | #27

    So fine to have a film, an expensive film, possibly state sponsor (whether united states or not) , that doesn’t involve the traditional thoughts, concepts, ideas that “freedom of speech” is supposed to be about, but instead is simply a long contrived insult against certain “enemies” religion, not to change their minds about anything but simply and solely to hurt their feelings infuriate them and cause violence, that’s what Obama and Google seek to protect. But the idea that there is a measure of karma in those who enlist to kill others in others countries for no defensible reason suffering the fate they desired to have others meet, no, that is speech that not only ought not be protected but should be prosecuted with s measure prejudice.

  28. Freelander
    September 16th, 2012 at 14:18 | #28

    Moder ell? How apropos!

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