Regular readers may know that I bought a house back in June and moved out to the suburbs, where we're still getting used to a new way of living. Our condo needed a bit of work before we could sell it, but we finally got it ready and on the market in September, and we closed on the sale last month.That brings me to a disturbing question: Since Chicago is "the windy city" and … [Read more...] about Whither Windypundit?
I'm going dark in an hour or so. In preparation for the big move tomorrow, I'm about to shut down and pack up the home computers and tear down our internet connection. Shortly after posting this message, for the first time in over 15 years, my wife and I will no longer have broadband internet access.Except for an iPad and both our iPhones with LTE, along with the Kindle … [Read more...] about Going Dark
For the last few years, this blog has been hosted on a smallish Virtual Private Server (VPS) at A Small Orange. I had originally started with a typical shared hosting account, but one of the sites I was hosting for a friend started getting a lot of traffic, and I needed something a little beefier to take the load. It just made sense to put my other sites on the VPS as well, … [Read more...] about A Small Orange, WTF?
In an earlier post, I wrote, The whole point of a blog like this is to share everything on the site with literally anyone who wants to see it. In fact, I’ve gone through rather a lot of trouble to make sure that happens. That got me thinking about all the bits of technology that it takes to put a blog like this on the web. I decided to make a list, and it turns out there are … [Read more...] about Windypundit Technical Review
On a personal bloggy note, this past week I've started seeing signs that Windypundit is once again beginning to draw a bit of attention. The tweet for my post about the attempt to shut down the Bronx Defenders because of a rap video was retweeted by a relatively large number of people, starting with Gideon and Scott, and that post has received about 25 times the traffic one of … [Read more...] about A Bit Of Excitement Around Here