Plea for help

You guessed it, it’s a bleg(gh!). To improved the performance of this site, I need to move the blog from its current shared hosting to a different accelerated server. This involves various bits of SQL database magic that are beyond my skills. If someone can help, I’ll be happy to reward them with a post on a topic of their choosing or (if professional skills are needed) with a reasonable monetary return for their time.

The Sandlot rip

11 thoughts on “Plea for help

  1. You’d better be careful the ATO doesn’t get wind of your offer for bater. They don’t take kindly to people trading amongst themselves and not paying their cut.

  2. Feel free to email me with more details of what you require. I have some experience with MySQL and Apache and may be able to assist you in transferring your database and blog to a new server. However, I’d imagine that whoever is managing the new server would be in the best position to do this for you. Can’t you ask them directly?

  3. You can report JQs antisocial behaviour using the info at the following ATO website. 😉

    http://www.ato.gov.au/corporate/pathway.asp?pc=001/001/008

    However I prefer that we allow people to barter quietly in the shadows. It’s one of the few ways that people can avoid the domestic trade barriers and optimise the division of labour. I always offer trades people cash payments if it helps them keep things efficient.

  4. Terje,

    Me too, but I try to be sensitive to the progressive tax folk. They might see this kind of barter arrangement as a tax cut for the rich.

  5. John,
    can you be a bit more specific, what’s the current database? what’s the new database? Is it just data migration from old to new. Do you have admin accounts to both, etc. More info the better.

  6. In essence, I need to migrate some MySQL databases, reinstall WordPress and do whatever is needed to make DNS point to the right place. It seems simple enough, but it’s fiddly and I just get into trouble at every step.

  7. …”it’s fiddly and I just get into trouble at every step.”

    God that is so familiar to me, when it comes to computers. John, what you need is a teenager! I am glad you are to make the change as your great site has been playing up on me a lot lately.

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