Secession of the Empire

If you’re reading this on my old blog site, go to my new blog site.

THE EMPIRE IS BACK!If you’re reading this on my new blog site, welcome to my new blog site! (And before long, the old site will simply redirect here.)

My blog’s former host, Yahoo, was a disaster; I’d been increasingly plagued by hidden spam ads, RSS failures, and so forth, and Yahoo’s customer service was the absolutely least helpful I’ve ever encountered.

So – brand new server, brand new day. All the old posts, comments, etc. have been moved here. And thanks very much to Brandon Snider for assisting this transition!

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16 Responses to Secession of the Empire

  1. Robert Paul December 23, 2008 at 7:37 pm #

    Congratulations. Will everything else remain at

  2. Administrator December 23, 2008 at 7:43 pm #

    Yes, it’s only the Yahoo/Wordpress interface that I had trouble with.

  3. f.penny December 23, 2008 at 11:05 pm #

    looks good!

  4. domenico December 24, 2008 at 4:52 am #

    the new one ago always to like.

    also for an Italian left-libertarian.
    a regard,

  5. Bob Kaercher December 24, 2008 at 11:21 am #

    How schnazzy-schnazzeroo!!!!

  6. Black Bloke December 24, 2008 at 11:32 am #

    Change is good. We’ll see how good as time goes on.

  7. Black Bloke December 24, 2008 at 11:48 am #

    Okay, the comment numbers for some old posts are largely wrong. Other than that a pretty good transition.

    • Ozymandias December 24, 2008 at 12:02 pm #

      Can you give me an example of what you mean? The comment counts will have changed on many posts because i had to blow away several thousand spam comments that had been approved. When I first took a look at the database there were just shy of 9200 approved comments. Now, after cleaning the database up, there are 4169, including this one. So that’s why the comment counts have changed, and I guess that’s what you’re referring to.
      — Brandon

      • Black Bloke December 25, 2008 at 5:09 pm #

        I assumed that it was related to spam busting. What I did was visit the earliest entries in the blog (September 2006) and then look through some of the comments.

        I started with “The Rule of Names” which was reported to have 9 comments, but in fact only has 7.

        I went into “Heywood and de Cleyre Texts Online” which is reported to have no comments at all, but really has 6 comments.

        Then I went to “Overpowered” reported to have 11 comments but in reality has 8.

        I stopped looking through old posts at about that point.

        • Ozymandias December 25, 2008 at 6:13 pm #

          You’re correct. Some of the posts have the wrong comment count. I’m not too concerned about it because everything else seems to be working.
          When I upgraded the database to 2.7, I experienced some errors, but nothing too significant. I believe the erroneous comment counts are a reflection of that.
          I think the hacked scripts caused the database errors. If there were more problems, I’d be more concerned about it. The old site is a test case in why it’s important to patch security holes when they’re found — and how Yahoo doesn’t give a damn about their customers.

  8. Neo-Cicero December 25, 2008 at 9:20 am #

    Congrats Roderick! Looking great and working even better. 🙂

  9. scineram December 25, 2008 at 1:35 pm #

    Don’t fix what ain’t broken!

  10. Joel Schlosberg December 27, 2008 at 3:50 pm #

    Well, I’ve been following the blog since the days when it was done manually without blogging software, so it’s not that big a change in the scheme of things. The various glitches with the old Yahoo hosting were really bad, one that you didn’t mention was that at one point, due to all the spam, Google deleted all pages from its search results. And the default theme is nicer than the old one, with a nicer color scheme and a cleaner look and without tiny font sizes. Plus, I’m still on the blogroll 😉

    The only downside that comes to mind is that, since the root URL is different, it’s not possible to search both the blog and Roderick’s other webpages with a single “ + search terms” query.

    • Ozymandias December 27, 2008 at 7:32 pm #

      I’m glad you like the theme. To tell the truth, I did think some of the less important areas had small fonts, and was considering embiggening them.
      Another good thing for those of us that care is that the site is 100% standards compliant now. Before any bad code that might go into the posts or comments that is.

  11. Black Bloke December 28, 2008 at 9:22 pm #

    Roderick will just have to change the link from his praxeology home page, and then from his comment icon, and I think the transition will basically be complete.

  12. John Petrie January 11, 2009 at 10:53 pm #

    I notice from some more recent posts that you have upgraded your username from Administrator to Roderick. I’m sure I wasn’t the only one who thought that would be a good idea…

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