Today is the last day that ScienceBlogs will exist. Sometime today the site will go into read-only mode. A few days later, it will disappear completely from the Internet. It's a sad thing to contemplate after all these years. Whatever happened later, I will always be grateful for the start in blogging I got there.
But that's the past. The future is here:
Some work remains to be done with the site, and I am not ready to produce new posts for it yet while these odds and ends remain to be taken care of. Due to a confluence of events in addition to still having to tweak the blog to my satisfaction, I am not sure if I will be able to manage to produce new material until Monday or Tuesday. (I'd rather that things be nailed down before I start writing again.) However, don't let that stop you from exploring, kicking the tires, commenting, etc. That'll help me figure out what the problems are and how things are working.
I will try to make sure that comments from the last couple of weeks transfer over, but I can't guarantee it given the tight timeline here. Either way, I don't recommend commenting here any more. it is also possible that some comments could get lost over at the new blog.
Of course, if something happens that so gets under my skin (or amuses me) before then, I might not be able to restrain myself, WordPress be damned.
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See you on the other side.
I have to post something about food. Just because it feels like the appropriate way to end it here.
You do realize, though, that the comments from this post will probably not make it over to the new blog... :-(
Turn out the lights
The party's over
They say that all
Good things must end
Call it a night
The party's over
And tomorrow starts
The same old thing again
Thank you, I’ll be here all night, don’t forget to tip your server, and try the roast beef.
I think it is very useful to have a place to comment where whatever you say, no matter how foolish, is guaranteed to vanish from the intertubez forever within hours.
Yeah, well unless you mess up at a place that won’t vanish anytime soon.
Q. Why is the Scienceblogs Respectful Insolence like a leaky faucet.
A. Sometimes its better to move than to fix it, especially with lead piping.
Drip, drip, drip...
In that case there are many more short alphabetic sequences left unclaimed as nyms. I can be a shape shifter! But I'm not entirely anonymous since my email address is real.
Safari on the iBook won't let me connect to the new site. You probably have either an invalid certificate or you've enabled an unsupported security protocol. It is possible to have an https site that I can see. This one, for example:
That one works just fine with Safari on the iBook.
Light up the Orac bat-signal!
Integrative medicine on the march!
The two sites have the same certificate issuer.
^ Here; it's not my field of expertise. If you're using Safari on an iBook, though, I'm guessing it's pretty ancient (v3?).
Farewell old blog!
^^ For a G4, you could try TenFourFox; there's an analogous build for G3's. I'll warn you in advance, though, that it's going to tax your machine. I have the luxury of being very near a university campus, so I've gotten four Intel MacBooks out of the junk heap in just the last year, but moving up to OS X 10.6.8 would probably make your life a lot easier, and it still has Rosetta, so you can keep using PPC-only applications.
Just walk forward into the light and we'll meet again on the other side.