From now on I will post most updates to this site in the wiki side of things. The blogging thing will continue, but most of it will be done in the new version of Quantum Forest . For technical details of the—granted, very basic—new blog functionality please check the gory details.
In summary, I installed a PmWiki ‘recipe’ that provides basic blog functionality and, most importantly, makes referencing other pages in the wiki fairly easy. This provides me with more consistent ways of managing my information, and will also allow me to work a bit more in the ASReml Cookbook.
I have uploaded a new design that I am testing for a few pages, including the about section of the blog. Once I get rid of all the little bugs it will become live.
I made available the colour scheme in kuler, a color scheme site owned by Adobe. Just search for ‘oldtimers’ and you will find it.
Most of the move was relatively painless: downloaded the file structures from the original host using Transmit (FTP client for the mac), exported data bases from the old host (for Textpattern and Drupal), uploaded the file structure to the new host (using Transmit again), created databases in the new host, imported the databases in to the new host, and checked that things were working using a mirror of the new site. The latter was to avoid down time while changing the name servers.
Moving files and creating databases went without problems, but there were a few hiccups:
In all, my three sites in the domain were not working perfectly well for around 12 hours. Completely painless? No, but perfectly acceptable.
In the next three weeks I am moving houses both in the real, physical, meat-space sense and in the hosting sense. Concerning the former, if I know you and you need my new home address just shoot me an email to Luis DOT Apiolaza AT canterbury DOT ac DOT nz (just replace DOT with . and AT with @). Concerning the latter, after five years I am changing hosting company. Nothing really wrong with my current company, but I am consolidating all my sites under a single host, which should make life easier and cheaper.
If this site disappear for a while or there are a few missing files or broken links, do not worry. Really, I mean it. It will back, beaming bits from a slightly different part of the planet.
I have already moved the wiki part of this site to its new location. Now I only need to move this blog and the IUFRO subdomain.
Parochialisms—almost cute—of the month:
Nice , actually really useful, pieces of software that I find myself relying more and more upon:
Personal issues have taken a toll on me, so I will devote very little time to update this blog. Most likely though, I will update the wiki side of the side a bit more frequently, particularly the pages corresponding to research: my work on breeding and wood quality has acquired a sense of urgency.
See you again, once in a while.