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Blog entry by Martin Sojka posted 12-02-2007 12:51 PM 1851 reads 0 times favorited 34 comments Add to Favorites Watch

During last 2 weeks I’ve been testing services by relatively new hosting provider – Slicehost. They have narrow and very focused offer which is quite unique among hosting providers. Testing proved me that it’s worth to move our sites to them. I was happy with the support as well as other aspects on our old provider but Slicehost offers streamlined interface and easier expansion in the future.

The move day was yesterday. I’d like to apologize for no notice before the move but this was so hectic week (keep reading). I wanted to post something on Friday but I finished all the preparation steps in the midnight and wanted to wake up early in the morning to make the switch asap. It was also hard to tell how long everybody of you will be affected because it depended on the propagation of the name servers change across the Internet. This is beyond my control since it often depends on your own ISPs even if I did all necessary steps to make them pick up new site’s servers asap.

Okay enough technical details ;) If you can browse the site without any problems now we’re good.

I mentioned hectic week… yes not only hosting changes… we’re getting ready to start our Winter Awards and were busy to get some great companies on board. I’m sure you’re going to be pleasantly surprised since we’re also going to have BIG HUGE COOL grand prize this time ;) (that’s also the reason I wanted to change hosting the weekend before the Awards.. we’re expecting lots of interest).

So stay tuuuuned!

And once again sorry for any inconvenience this weekend.

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#1 posted 12-02-2007 01:51 PM

Everything seems to be working just fine here, as a matter of fact, I hadn’t noticed any changes at all!

-- Bob Vila would be so proud of you!

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#2 posted 12-02-2007 02:30 PM

I glad it all worked out for you ( and us:)

-- "so much to learn and so little time"..

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#3 posted 12-02-2007 02:45 PM

Seems to be working fine here – In fact the transition was seemless, if you had not of said anything nobody would have known.

-- Tony - All things are possible, just some things are more difficult than others! - SKYPE: Heron2005 (

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#4 posted 12-02-2007 03:11 PM

Hey Martin, I am using the Lumberjocks toolbar and I usually access the site through shortcuts/home. I keep getting “system down for maintenance”. I thought it was still offline but when I went through What’s New I got in. thought you might like to know.

-- Peace in Wood ~

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#5 posted 12-02-2007 03:23 PM

2000 members; 100,000 comments… yes, the site is growing in leaps and bounds!
Why? because of the great site and the great members.
Kudos to everyone

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (, Young Living Wellness )

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Douglas Bordner

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#6 posted 12-02-2007 03:37 PM

Thomas Angle and Hawgnuts have been frozen out for a day or so… Any prescription for relief? I tried to get him on with a straight typing of the URL in a different browser (Firefox – fresh install) without success.

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over two decades.

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#7 posted 12-02-2007 03:47 PM

I’ve been getting email from dan Walters and he stated that he was having problems yesterday. I’ve not encountered any problems.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Appomattox Virginia [email protected]

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#8 posted 12-02-2007 04:14 PM

I hope everyone is able to get back on, today!

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (, Young Living Wellness )

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#9 posted 12-02-2007 04:27 PM

I’m in… never noticed a problem. Hope everyone’s back in without a hitch. (although I’ve been piggy backing on my neighbors wireless this weekend, as my modem decided to take a break yesterday. It’s back from an extended “lunch” and all is well.)

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- --

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Martin Sojka

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#10 posted 12-02-2007 05:08 PM

Glad it’s working fine for so many of you. I’m experiencing incomplete DNS refresh here as well. Doug, the “prescription” is to add following record:

to the hosts file. But I strongly recommend to remove it once the ISP starts recognizing new LJ server.

This issue should be 100% solved for everybody on Monday.

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#11 posted 12-02-2007 05:45 PM

Everything is working here as well.

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT

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#12 posted 12-02-2007 05:53 PM

Things are working good here. I am looking forward to the new site experience.

-- Bill, Turlock California,

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Douglas Bordner

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#13 posted 12-02-2007 05:57 PM

Thanks, Martin. I copied and pasted the solution to Thos.

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over two decades.

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#14 posted 12-02-2007 06:23 PM

Everything is working fine here!

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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#15 posted 12-02-2007 06:43 PM

Works fine here too. Noticed things work much better through Firefox than through Internet Explorer.
I am fairly new here and have been enjoying the Lumber Jocks experience.

-- Kip, Shasta County, California "The sooner you fall behind, the more time you have to catch up."--Ogden's Law

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