Posted January 17, 2007 at 08:38 EST under site announcements.
I consider the fact that this particular node on the InterTubes was only down for 24 hours a big win.
The OpenBSD edge box that powers clevermonkey.org and other related sites that are part of the Eco-Monkey World Domination conglomerate was finally upgraded to 4.0. The old 3.1 box was getting a bit long in the tooth, and for some reason 23 or my ISP were not getting along with regards to HTTP POST requests over 8KB.
Translation: I couldn't upload photos to my photosite. Probably not coincidentally, Flickr works fine now as well. Expect lots of new photos to be published over the next few weeks. I'm even looking into micropayment stock photography, mostly at the behest of ecogrrl.
Otherwise, the casual visitor should not notice anything different around here. I'm lazy enough that most services are still being offered by the old box running in parallel through the magic of packet redirection (OpenBSD PF, I love you, man!) As we move stuff over to the shiny new black box expect some unscheduled downtime and strange behaviour. Strange behaviour might include better performance or monkeys flying out of your media drive slot. Anything could happen. Don't we live in interesting times?
And changes are coming. Expect massive improvements to the entire site as we upgrade all the sites and services to make your eco/monkey experience better. Well, better for us, anyway.
Yes, this means the Eco/Monkey Quiki-Wiki will be revamped, as well as various blogs and forums so many of you have used in the past.
Oh, you wanted a time-table for this work? Very funny.