Moving eirikso.com to a new host

I am currently working on my change of host for eirikso.com

Most likely I will change the host this evening, so expect 24 hours of potential unstability.

And please don’t post any comments before you see a new layout and a post stating that the move has finished. Any comments posted during the transition might be lost.

I am sorry for any inconvenience, but as soon as I am up and running on my new host this site should be faster and more stable than ever.

Moving eirikso.com to a new host

Redesign and new host

As far as I remember I have been talking about this in some articles and comments here on Eirikso.com for a long time. I have been running my blog since 2003. The oldest post in this one is from february 2004, but that’s because of a change from Blogger.com to Movabletype back then. For the last couple of years I have been running WordPress on Dreamhost. I am very happy with WordPress but not completely happy with Dreamhost. They’re quite slow and the uptime is simply not good enough. And, the last time I was on the front page of Digg.com my site went down.

Over the years the template I am running (a version of the default Kubrick theme) and the whole site has gathered some errors and instabilities. Doing som serious spring cleaning takes time. But at some point it has to be done.

So, here we go. I am trying out A2 Hosting, Inc.. I am currently building a framework for my site over at A2. You can follow my progress and experiments here. The utterly talented Henrik Lied is helping out with some CSS magic and coding. The theme we have chosen to use as a basis is Recycled Canvas. When I think that everything works over at the new host I will change the DNS to direct the traffic over there. I will announce that here. So, feel free to comment and play around here as usual.

Redesign and new host

Hooooooraaaaayyyyyy!

It’s my birthday. And this is the year of virtual congratulations. SMS and MMS to my mobile are ticking in. My Facebook profile gets messages and gifts (eh.. at least one gift so far…). And, now my dear readers know it’s my birthday as well. The gift to eirikso from eirikso this year was an Elgato EyeTV 610 DVB-C digital tuner. So far it looks promising. DTV right into my iMac. Flawless syncing to my AppleTV etc. More on that later.

Have a nice day!

Hooooooraaaaayyyyyy!

Same old mistake

In my previous post I forgot to include a direct link to the video I embedded. For the people that subscribe to my blog with my email update from feedblitz or read my blog in an RSS Aggregator that don’t support that kind of object embed they won’t have a quick way to get to the Blendtec iPod video. So here it is: direct link to “Will it blend? – iPod”

…and a bonus link to “Will it blend? – Glowsticks”

Last but not least: is this really a problem? I can see that I now have close to 800 people subscribing to my feed. You are among my most valuable readers and I want to treat you well. NewsGator and GoogleReader support embedded video in the feed, but what about the other readers?

Same old mistake

A new gadget and a promise

Marius Arnesen Long exposure London

Yes, I have returned from the Future of Web Apps conference. And I will post an article with some impressions.

And I have invested in a new gadget. Let’s see if you can guess what it is. It’s not me in that image, but I shot it. And in theory you find the answer in the exif data of the image.

And the person in the image? No other than Mr. HappyGoLucky himself.

Update:
You find the image that Mr. HappyGoLucky is shooting here.

A new gadget and a promise

Upgrade of eirikso.com

I just upgraded my blog to the latest version of my publishing system: WordPress 2.1

If you experience trouble please post a comment. I will do some additional adjustments, so be patient if the site acts funny for the next couple of days.

And yes, I know. The nice tag cloud that I had in my sidebar just turned into a very long list of categories. I’ll try to fix it.

Upgrade of eirikso.com