Just a heads-up, gang. As previously mentioned, it looks like the blog is going to be moving. I’ve finally received the official go-ahead from the powers that be at Keenspot that they’re okay with the move. I’m not sure yet when it will officially happen, but seeing as I’ll be on a business trip next week, it might be a week or two. I’ll have to iron out the details with the Keen Tech Crew first.
So what does this mean for you? Well, if you read this blog via a Web browser, probably nothing. Just keep using the old
www.jeffdarlington.com domain name and you shouldn’t notice any difference, just that one day the blog won’t have Keenspot ads and the next day it will. Isn’t the magic of DNS grand? (If the ads bother you, then I’ll go ahead and make the prerequisite plug for Keenspot PREMIUM, which removes those ads and puts a few extra bucks in my pocket at the same time.)
If you’re checking for updates via one of the XML feeds like RSS or Atom, you might want to periodically peek in via a browser, especially if I seem even more silent than usual. (Yeah, I know, that’ll be hard to notice as my updates are somewhat sporadic. Sorry about that.) The reason I mention this is that the feed links currently bypass the dynamic DNS’ Web forwarding (i.e. the translation from the domain name on port 80 to the IP on the real port; check this post for the gory details). Unfortunately, when the site moves to Keen, that alternate port will no longer be available and the XML feed links will return back to port 80. To anyone currently using the feeds on the alternate port, the feed will appear to break. You’ll need to keep an eye on the feed URLs to notice when they update. I’ll look into ways to redirect them, but I doubt Keenspot will be willing to jump through those hoops just for me.
If you don’t read this blog, then… well… what are you doing here, then?
I’ll try and keep you apprised of things as often as I can. I plan to move as much data from one site to the other as possible, so hopefully those of you who have already signed up for commenting shouldn’t need to worry about signing up again. Thanks in advance for your patience.