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Lost, Then Found

<p><strong>Friday</strong></p>

<p>AIM_me: &#8220;This is getting complicated.&#8221;</p>

<p>AIM_him: &#8220;It&#8217;s <em>really</em> not.  I could have this set up for you in like 30 seconds.&#8221;</p>

<p>AIM_me: &#8220;OK, here&#8217;s my domain registrar login info, here&#8217;s what I want&#8230;&#8221;</p>

<p><strong>Saturday</strong></p>

<p>email received: Subject: Domain Change Request Notice&#8230;</p>

<p>situation normal.  went flying.</p>

<p><strong>Sunday Morning</strong></p>

<p>Load www.rumblestrip.org: &#8220;hi!  coming soon!  this domain reserved!&#8221;</p>

<p><em>Begin freaking out.</em></p>

Trade gmail. AIM chat. Resolution.

<p>Enjoy remainder of Sunday.</p>

<p><strong>Sunday Evening</strong></p>

<p>Hi.  I&#8217;m back.  The first stage of my migration to a new webhost hit a pothole, but I&#8217;ve learned a lot about dns (domain name service) in the process, and now am the proud owner of not one but two hosted sites.  My email is now being received at a new server, and my website still lives at my old host.  I have a developmental webspace at my new host, and someday soon I hope to start using that to develop and test a <del>kinder gentler</del> way more kick-ass website that will make you all very proud of me.  </p>

<p>Meanwhile, there was about a 14-hour period of time (starting Mar 5 2005 10:33PM EST) where my site was down, and email may or may not have been delivered to me.  And this has me concerned, because I&#8217;m currently engaged in a <a href="http://www.snopes.com/crime/fraud/nigeria.asp">sweet deal</a> with this Nigerian fellow, and I&#8217;d hate to miss any communications with him. </p>

<p>Seriously, sorry for the downtime (and seriously, if you sent me email last night, you might wanna resend it ((save for the spam))).  It was an unfortunate accident but at least the result of me setting the pieces in place to begin a total revamp of my website, which has been a long time coming. </p>