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A hardware upgrade is coming later today. Permanent link to this item in the archive.

At 9:20PM Pacific, the hardware upgrade is done.  Permanent link to this item in the archive.

There's a pretty funny podcast coming out tomorrow over on Pajama Media; an interview by Andrew Keen, of yours truly. Permanent link to this item in the archive.

Lance Knobel: "On Heinz Avenue in slightly industrial west Berkeley, there was a large farm truck, with its ramp down. Gleefully charging out of the truck was a large drove of goats, being herded into a derelict, hugely overgrown site." Permanent link to this item in the archive.

Amyloo: "Hil says she is running out of time to do anything with her giant Dave masks in time for One Web Day." Permanent link to this item in the archive.

Lisa Williams: "I am at The Berkman Thursday Blog Meeting demoing the OPML Editor." Permanent link to this item in the archive.

Here's why Countdown is down for the count. Dan Abrams, who the MSNBC "chief legal analyst" (and led off the yesterday's count) is the new president of MSNBC. Apparently Hardball today is all about JonBenet too. Oh my god. Dan Abrams, the Worst. Person. In. The. Worrrrrrrld.  Permanent link to this item in the archive.

BBC: "Boeing is scrapping its in-flight high speed broadband service because of lack of interest from leading airlines." Permanent link to this item in the archive.

NY Times: "A federal judge in Detroit ruled today that the Bush administration's eavesdropping program is illegal and unconstitutional, and she ordered that it cease at once."  Permanent link to this item in the archive.

A picture named bushBushClinton.jpgWhat's the deal with JonBenet Ramsey. I don't get it. I totally tuned it out every time the press became obsessed about it, there was always some news report that didn't go crazy, but now there's not. I've gotten in the habit of watching Countdown every night at 9PM on MSNBC, it's biased, but it's biased in my way, always taking the dimmest view of Bush, without going into total fantasy-land. And last night, with President Clinton suggesting the obvious, that President Bush is using the supposed terror crisis in Britain as an excuse to bash Democrats, they spent 45 minutes on some development in this 10 year old murder case. How many Iraqis died yesterday? How many Americans died in Iraq? How's the Lebanon peace thing working out? What about the hysterical passenger on the flight from London to NY? Not one word on Countdown. All through the show Olbermann is making lame excuses for what they made him do, obviously they're trying for more ratings. I couldn't let this pass without saying something.  Permanent link to this item in the archive.

Michael Markman noticed it too. Would someone call Olbermann and tell him we'll forgive him this one transgression, but that's enough of the sensationlism. Go back to bashing O'Reilly and everyone will be happy. (Oh and to repent, name yourself Worst Person in the World.) Permanent link to this item in the archive.

And at the same time, CNN is actually getting better. Anderson Cooper is on vacation, and they have Wolf Blitzer and Christianne Amanpour substituting. Neither of them are great, but I'll take anyone over AC, who is a complete utterly ditzy airbag (who wears great clothes even when he's running from Hezbollah rockets). Someone needs to tell him that war isn't exactly like a hurricane.  Permanent link to this item in the archive.

Some problems this morning on the OPML community server. It should be back up now, but running slowly. I'm doing a full backup of the static content, just to be sure.  Permanent link to this item in the archive.

BBC: "Ambassador Sha responded strongly to the allegations. 'It's better for the US to shut up,' he said." Permanent link to this item in the archive.

Hardware upgrade Permanent link to this item in the archive.

Later today I'm going to upgrade the hardware that the OPML community server is running on, basically splitting it into two machine, one for the blog hosting and directory hosting, and another for everything else. I happen to have the extra server capacity, unused, so it won't actually add anything to my monthly bill.

However, it will not be a transparent change if you're using the server to host directories with your own domain name (using the Map A Domain feature).

If you read the docs for Map A Domain, you'll see that it calls for you to map your domain to

That will change to, when the upgrade is done, probably sometime tonight (I'll post a note on Scripting News).

I'm not posting this on support.opml.org because the server is so slow I'm concerned no one will be able to read it.

Sorry for the difficulty in this transition, however, the good news is that we should get better performance. (Fingers crossed, praise Murphy.)

At 9:20PM Pacific, the hardware upgrade is done.


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