Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Technical Upheaval

Sorry for teh delay between posts, there is actually some disturbance going on behind the scenes which has delayed some regular matters. I have changed registrars, which doesn't really mean much to you, but could result in some downtime for the site and blogs. Specifically, this could affect this blog and The OddBlog, though it may also affect The Cyberculturalist.

If everything goes through as it should,you shouldn't have any problems. However, certain glitches which can arise could delay the matter by as much as two weeks. During the switchover (which, again, will happen sometime between this weekend and the next two weeks), the blogs and site may be unreachable for some time. I have done everything in my power to avoid this, but regular readers know we went through this with our current registrar when we switched-over to them to start with.

The technical difficulties are only part of the reason we're switching; financial matters are also a factor. There is also a physical move involved, which I am trying my best to time with this. If everything goes as planned, you won't even notice the change; if things do not go well, the blogs will be down for about a week (hopefully less) while we move everything around, but we will be too busy to notice. Otherwise, the delay may be quite noticeable, as we will be gone for the time it takes to physically move the computers, as well as the five-day turn-around we can expect if the registrar-changing process becomes protracted.

Unfortunately, our current registrar has not been easy to deal with (in addition to being cost-prohibitive), and I fear the worst. If I get word on the matter in enough time, I will be sure to keep you abreast of the situation; if we are suddenly "gone" for a few days, you know we'll be right back in about a week.

None of this has anything to do with the major redesign efforts going on. While those will take some time to "tweak" and finalize, those will be done before your very eyes! Okay, it's not that grandiose; one day, everything will look like it does now - and on another day, it will look different. The change in design is to reflect the change in design across the site and will result in more options and better navigation, making Weird Ink a more productive tool in your writing arsenal.

© C Harris Lynn, 2009

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