I’m pleased to announce that this blog is now back online. I’d like to apologize to my readers for the lengthy delay. The original plan was to move to a new hosting service over the weekend before New Year’s Day and be back up in time to celebrate 2007. Unfortunately, the best laid plans of mice and men…
Originally I had everything downloaded from my previous service by December 28. So on December 29, I contacted the new service I had decided to go with. I had some experience with their services, as they currently hose the website for Paths of the Old Ways, and a friend had nothing but wonderful things to say about them. Unfortunately, my experiences were radically different. Let’s just say that despite charging my credit card for a two year subscription on December 29, they had not provided me with the details to log into my account and upload my site when I called and demanded a refund this morning. And this was in spite of the fact that I contacted them several times via email and phone to get this information. Each time I talked to them, i was assured that the matter would be taken care of “immediately,” only to be forgotten immediately instead.
Fortunately, I spent today finding a much more attentive and responsive company to host this blog and my other sites. Indeed, despite the fact that I only signed on with them today, they’ve worked with me to get everything set up in under eight hours. So to my new hosting service, I say, “Thank you and may the gods smile upon you always.”
Beyond that, I hope everyone had a pleasant New Year. Mine was okay, though somewhat darkened by a family tragedy. But I’ll go into more details about that in an upcoming entry.