Procrastination. Say it with me now, P r o c r a s t i n a t i o n. We’ve all done it, been there in that situation where you know you’ve put something off for far too long. Maybe its mowing the grass. Maybe its your TPS reports. Maybe its that oil change 4,000 miles overdue. In our case, its our web site and mail server migration. Guess what turns out to be a great cure for procrastination?….. When your hosting provider takes a nose dive straight off the Internet and into the deep end of the pool (too bad there was no water).
Lets start with email. Sometimes we’re slow with email (I already gave the procrastination speech, so I will spare you this time). However, if you tried to send us email lately (since the weekend), its not our fault. We can’t get to our email at the moment. This has given me the chance to get a lot of other work done on our web and mail server migration. Sometimes you have to look at the glass as half full. My alternate email address is kungfuhacker -at- gmail.com. Email me there if you have any pressing issues or questions for the time being. Today or tomorrow, I make the big cutover and we move to Google hosted email. Say what you will about privacy and security, its a great service and I’ve got many more interesting things I would rather be doing than maintaining Postfix and SpamAssasin. We also picked up another VPS and will be hosting our web sites and DNS. You could say we are masters of our own domain now…
In the way of good news, I’ve got the wiki moved over to the new web site and its been upgraded to the latest version of MediWiki. The ever so kind wiki ninjas (byte_bucket and mmiller) have helped me with some of the formatting issues that cropped up. A thousand thanks guys.
The new web site is half installed, and our web guru is going to very quickly fix the stylesheets so you can all enjoy a much better web site design and color scheme. I am working on some of the content, which is horribly out of date. Simple things are a big win, like actually having a page that tells visitors where our IRC channel is and how to get there, and posting all of our articles, presentations, and papers in one easy to find place.
So, if we drop offline for a bit, don’t worry, I’m working on “unclogging the tubes” and bringing PaulDotCom to a happy, stable, state so I can focus on all those wonderful security projects I keep meaning to get around to, when I get to them, not that I am procrastinating or anything….