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Work seems like it will be sending me all over the place for the next month or so, so maybe not around so much either online or in meatspace for the next little while. We’ll see.

back online

Have interwebs at home again. It was down for a week, hence no posting, and comments taking a while to appear.

Gotta say I missed instant access to information, but I didn’t  miss Facebook. 😛

comments are go

Aha. Just noticed that the new wordpress is treating comments like spam. Have retrieved a bunch. Will keep an eye on the spam filter from now on. Hopefully it will remember people who have had comments approved.

EDIT: Hmm. Actually, maybe you need to register to post comments that wont get eaten as spam? First link on the right under Meta

…and we’re back

Yay. Thanks to the generosity (and genius) of Joel, we are migrated to a new home and back up and running.

Anyone who has been reading via the straight IP address ( probably won’t be able to see this, and I don’t think that will work any more. At any rate, just the straight www.undulatingungulate.com is the thing to bookmark from now on. Lose the /blog. And those of you playing by RSS may need to re-up.

At some point some customisation will happen. We seem to have lost embedded youtube links and photo links, and a theme will happen. But as a bonus, comments now seem unfubared, and the comment backlog has been automagically filtered. I just skimmed over the past few months and discovered a bunch of comments, and commenters, I didn’t know existed! (Hi, Rimu! Great grumping, ScottK! And on a geek joy level that maybe two of you will get, “Howard W. Campbell” posted a comment, too 😉 )

And I am now in some shiny new wordpress version. Gotta learn my way around it. (Hadn’t updated the other one in 4.5 years…)

switching servers

Hopefully this evening we will be switching the site over to its new host (thanks, Joel!). There may be weirdness/site downtime…


will be offline from Friday-Monday (at least) while net is switched over. so contactable via txt only.

new flatmates moving in tomorrow. will be different.

man, babies popping up everywhere right now…

Aegypt by John Crowley is amazing.

everything feels somewhere between busy and empty lately.

and a special hello to US Military readers

Back when we were blogging a lot of political/underground/fringe stuff, we had a pretty regular hit-count from the US Military. It ran at a stable level across the months, like we were being monitored, rather than they were tracking individual items. The attention seemed to drop away a little once the shift in content was more established; or maybe they got lost in the spam, and the spam killing measures that quartered traffic a month or so back has revealed them again.

This is last month’s site traffic by origin.

site usage march 2009

Fully 1% of all site traffic was “US Military”. How bizarre.

(I guess maybe they noticed the thing about the organics last month.)

Just while we are on the US Military, check this out: the testimony of Spc Brandon Neely, a straight up country boy from the USA who enlisted in the army, graduated in 2001, and ended up at Guantanomo Bay as an MP. His testimony is in response to being generally horrified by what was going on, and is fascinating, if brutal, reading.

comments fubar

Comments may be a bit fubarred for the next little while. For some reason the moderation.php file won’t open, so if you post a comment and it doesn’t appear, it will be stuck in limbo. OTOH, if you have had a comment posted successfully in the past, then if you fill out the comments form with the same details, it should remember you and commenting should be fine.

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