October 6, 2011

You can always tell when it’s October; people left and right who spend their winters in Florida (east of the Mississippi) or Arizona (west of same) get the itch to head towards warmer climes. At the bar at North Billerica’s Wu Loon Ming on Tuesday night I heard a couple of people talking up Florida and their upcoming migration. My Auntie Marge and Uncle Don are in fact heading down to their winter home on Saturday – safe travels Auntie and Unc! At the Minneapolis airport on Tuesday I saw an elderly couple in Green Bay Packers garb without any carry-on luggage boarding our flight to Phoenix. The days are getting shorter, the year is closing in all around us, and for many it’s time to follow the sun.

The good news is it appears that the Blogs-About Hosting folks fixed my legacy website (the one you’re viewing right now) to enable the DreamHost folks to migrate all my missing blog content from 11/10/10 forward to the new site so I may not have to spend all weekend doing the extracts manually – that would be a good thing! If everything worked out as well as the DreamHost guy said it did today, the grand reopening of Goodboys Nation weblog will take place this coming Sunday. And I’ll be back in the regular blogging business, just like Rob and Dave.

Migration song for the day: one of Jimmy’s best in terms of melody and lyrical wordplay, I think. Love hearing the sound of guitar that’s being played through a Hammond Leslie (you can hear it clearly in the instrumental break); makes for a very ’60s touch to an ’80s tune!

Again, thanks to all for your patience during this trying time! This particular migration is nearing its end.

Filed in: Uncategorized by The Great White Shank at 20:51 | Comments (3)
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  1. I just now (5 minutes ago) restored the last of the entries lost on my blog installation. Tedious. My backup regimen has since been refined. Good luck with your migration, GWS.

    Comment by Rob — October 6, 2011 @ 9:21 am


  2. Good luck on the transition this weekend. Sorry your visit to Minneapolis didn’t leave you a chance to get together.

    Comment by Dave E. — October 6, 2011 @ 9:58 am


  3. One thing I always learned about doing a blog is to write your comments in a Word document first, then post them to the blog. That way, you’ll always have your blog backed up in case of host failure.

    Comment by Dave Richard — October 7, 2011 @ 12:01 pm


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