Thursday, October 11, 2007

Moving to California

On Tuesday October 16th, we'll be loading up the truck with some older servers and moving to a new swankier location with lots of perks. No, we're not really moving to California (we already have 7 servers there already) - we are just moving the core part of the site, and all the many servers on subdomains to a data center 20 miles away from the one we were in for the last 12 years. As you might guess, this is not a walk in the park... but we are getting all the ducks in a row to do the move on Tuesday. We thought we should give you a heads up. We don't expect the users to ever notice, since the files are mirrored on a bunch of shiny new servers with new levels of speed and storage. Gotta get back to editing room. More in a bit.

Monday, October 8, 2007

Che Guevara Killed Oct 8, 1967

It was 40 years ago today that Che Guevara was killed in Bolivia. This short newsreel from the ealy 1990s features a bunch of video clips of Che Guevara, speaking at the United Nations, speaking at a rally in Cuba, and other news snippets from long ago. The newsreel states he was killed in guerrilla action by the Bolivian government, but rumors remain that the C.I.A. had a hand in it. Or maybe it was the Soviets? In any event, Che Guevara was killed 40 years ago today. I do not expext to be wearing any Che T-shirts for some time to come, but indeed I do hope God has mercy on poor Che's soul. It is nice to want good things for the people (and it can also be annoying), but when you need a gun to encourage people to go along, perhaps it is time to reconsider your plan.

Che Guevara -10/08/1967