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I am moving Tuxmachines.org to a new server today, so the site may suffer intermittent downtime and sluggishness.

We have a hard drive going out in the live server and since I've been wanting to bring a new server online for a while, this was the time. So, throughout the day as we work on this, the old server maybe huffing and puffing as we dump databases, tar up image files, move files, and such. Later this afternoon and evening we will be offline for short periods of time as we move some hardware around and get the new server set up properly. Hopefully, we'll have it all squared away by bedtime and can start tomorrow off with a younger faster server (thanks Vonskippy). Cross your fingers for me. Big Grin

While I'm blogging about site news, I've thought that perhaps I should say something about the periods of inactivity around here lately. First, this condition is temporary I believe and our regular schedule should resume shortly.

For those wondering why, it all started with a back injury late September. I was more or less bed-ridden except for my getting up to update the site. My pain pills cause me to sleep, so that's why sometimes the early nights and late mornings.

Also, I was unable to sit at the computer long enough to work on any articles and thus was out of work for a coupla months. Donations gratefully accepted.

I'm not completely healed, but am trying to get back to work, but with the economy the way it is, things may not go so well for me. Donations gratefully accepted. Big Grin

In addition, for those coupla days that I didn't update the site at all for extended periods of time, I must have had a bug or something resembling stomach flu. Further occurrences of those aren't planned at all (with any luck). Big Grin

All that to say: I've been ill, but we'll be back to our regular scheduled program shortly. Although it is the holidays and there are much less postings on the net this time of year.

So, bear with me through our hardware upgrade and excuse my absences, hopefully things will be back to normal soon.


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