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A possible interruption to the rant-flow at Samizdata.net

This weekend, if all goes well, the bloated monstrosity that is Samizdata’s back-end, all 11,000+ articles and 182,000+ comments (hopefully) will get dumped into a new CMS.

I fully expect all manner of server burps, devoured articles and comments and sundry debugging issues will crop up but we will try to keep the disruption to our crazed rants and your edification to a minimum. Wish us luck.

13 comments to A possible interruption to the rant-flow at Samizdata.net

  • What CMS are you moving to? Personally, I prefer WordPress for blogging, you should definitely consider it if you haven’t already. Anyway, good luck with the move, I know it can be a pain to move sometimes :)

    By the way, I sent you an email a few days ago, please check it if you get the time.

    Thanks,
    Mike

  • Tim

    Yes, yes! What CMS???

  • Luck wished Samizdata…this place is like an isle of sanity amongst the storm of the internet….

  • I prefer WordPress for blogging, you should definitely consider it if you haven’t already.

    If they are this close to the migration, I really do sincerely hope that the decision on which CMS has already been made.

  • Does this mean that there will be RSS for comments? Fingers crossed and good luck.

  • Sir Humphrey would, of course, consider this issue of possible devoured articles and comments to be an opportunity not a problem:

    Hacker [reading]: “This file contains the complete set of papers, except for a number of secret documents, a few others which are part of still active files, a few others lost in the flood of 1967.
    “Was 1967 a particularly bad winter?”
    Sir Humphrey: “No, a marvellous winter, we lost no end of embarrassing files.”

  • Adrian Ramsey

    Luck is for children and amateurs.

    I would however recommend you have a goat and a black-handled knife on hand for when nothing is talking to anything else.

  • The server already has a double circle of salt around it and we have more than a dozen nervous goats tethered nearby via old USB cables. The work is being illuminated by a Hand of Glory just to be on the safe side.

  • Kim du Toit

    Crazed rants? “Polite irritation” is more like it.

  • Eric

    Crazed rants? “Polite irritation” is more like it.

    Heh heh. Could anyone other than Kim say that with a straight face?

  • Never fear, I always keep my athame handy, as well as work skyclad.

    And to answer the above queries, WordPress it is, yes.

  • Adrian Ramsey

    Ah, Sekimori, do you follow the way of Great Teacher Largo?