Global Warming and Amarnath

Amarnath temple is one of the most popular pilgrimage destinations in India and also incredibly picturesque. The beauty is breathtaking but the five days journey of approximately 40 miles back and forth is extremely strenuous.  Well, there are countless temples in India with millions of visitors everyday — what’s so special about Amarnath?

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Media Temple and Movable Type

UPDATE:  April 23, 2008.  You should know this Urban Semiotic blog — and all of David W. Boles’ other domains and blogs
are now hosted by Pair Networks!  We will give you more
information soon on what happened and why.  We are leaving this article online to protect the
chain of understanding and we will update this space as necessary.

This RelationShaping blog is running on Media Temple using Movable Type 4.1.

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Catastrophic Media Temple Crash!

Well that was ugly.
Today at 4:40pm Eastern we experienced a wholesale loss of services from Media Temple, my expensive hosting provider, and that complete and total failure of redundant website hosting, FTP, email and everything else that I am virtually made of demonstrates just how awful and tender and fragile technology is on the internet and how poor planning can come around and chomp even a good company on the behind. 

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As it Goes

It’s been a wild couple of days with the database update — BIG THANKS to Chris Lea, Media Temple Director of Technology, for personally upgrading our server and making sure everything here sings the best and fastest possible tune.

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