Updates at the end of the post. Stonekettle Station has moved!
Please leave a comment under this post, so that I know the changes and redirection are working.
I own the stonekettlestation internet domain and its several variations.
Over the next couple of days I'll be (hopefully) migrating this blog from the Blogspot domain to its own Stonekettle Station domain.
It's entirely possible this process will go off without a hitch.
Possible, but unlikely, because as you know - the universe likes to screw with me.
Once the blog is rehosted, you should be automatically redirected from the original stonekettlestation.blogspot.com to the new site, and then you can update your bookmarks and such.
I'll let you know before it happens.
I expect to make the switch either late Monday or first thing Tuesday morning.
Thanks for your patience while we undergo these fabulous new renovations in order to serve you better and blah blah blah.
You have been warned.
False Alarm. Everybody calm down. No need to panic.
Seriously everybody take a deep breath.
Christ, I even mention moving Stonekettle Station and the stock market takes a dive, GM files for bankruptcy, there's panic on the switchboard and chaos in the streets.
Fine. Fine. Fine.
I'm not moving. There are issues and it's more work than I have time for at the moment.
So, you do have time to prepare yourselves. Please do so. So that we might make this transition in the future without further undo panic and social disorder.
However, I am making a few small changes here and there on teh Internets.
For example: If you type www.stonekettlestation.com into your browser's URL address line, you'll be seamlessly redirected here to stonekettlestation.blogspot.com. Cool huh? I made that change world wide, this morning. All the major routers are onboard with it (Note: I do not believe that this is the direct cause of GM going tits up, however even if it is, sacrifices have to be made in the name of progress. I can't be concerned about every little company out there).
Anyway, you may notice subtle changes to your reality. All is well, do not panic.
Update X2 Below:
Ok, I lied.
I moved. You didn't even notice, did you?
Stonekettle Station's new permanent URL is www.stonekettle.com
Please update your bookmarks and linkage as necessary.
NOTE HOWEVER, that the original blogger URL, stonekettlestation.blogspot.com will continue to work (duh, obviously, since you're here).
ALSO NOTE: since www.StonekettleStation.com also belongs to me, it will redirect to www.stonekettle.com until I find something else to do with it.
ALSO NOTE, the linking and redirecting and various internettry is still shaking out, don't be surprised if there's a little weirdness for a day or so.
I'm done making changes for the moment, frankly I'm tired of monkeying around with computer crap today. In addition to moving Stonekettle Station to it's new domain, I installed a new router and wireless access point - which required that every wireless device in the house (and there's a lot) be reconfigured to the new encryption and access point. Which in turn meant that the stupid server wouldn't accept any of the other machines as fully privileged peers because it no longer recognized their connections. It was a firewall issue, which has now been reprogrammed to recognize MAC addresses rather than the original static IP addresses from the local network. Why did I use static IP addressing originally? Well, because I used to have two different network print-server adapters that would only use static addressing (hey, they were old, what do you want?), and additionally I used static IP addressing to record a log from the nannyware and parental controls installed on my son's computer. Static IP addressing made that much easier to manage. Additionally static IP addressing made my network more secure, the wireless access point was set to only accept specific static IPs and reject all others. Yes, it's more work to set up, but when I first set up the network I was living in Southern California, where wardriving is a sport - and so is connecting to your neighbor's WAP and downloading kiddie porn.
The old print servers have long since been removed from the network, I no longer live in Socal (thankfully), and I don't need the nannyware anymore. But I never updated the router or firewalls or yadda yadda because it worked the way it was.
Until I swapped out routers. Then nothing worked. Blast!
It's all fixed now.
I got extended wireless range that works out to the shop. I've got the latest encryption. And I've got significantly improved wireless throughput. In addition, according to the Dali Lama, when I die I'll have enternal happiness - you, you know, I've got that going for me.
And because I know you were all curious, the Playstation 3 is now wirelessly connected to the new access point. Firmware updates are completed. It appears in the network map - and my son can now compete against his friends in Gears of War. Yay.
I am sick of computers.
I'm going to go make sawdust for a while.