moving daze

Of late, my web host Globat of several years has several times outraged me with forced opt-out automatic upgrades for garbage I don’t want or need, cleverly disguised as regular emails I would normally immediately delete. I never got screwed, but I refuse to continue subscribing to unscrupulous sales and marketing extortion tactics.

As a result, deepsicks and its many tentacles will be moving to a new host, with hope this weekend. I also hope it will be completed this weekend, but I suspect it may take more time than I’d like.

Thus, should you visit in the near future and find a 404 wasteland, never fear: d6 is in deep training, getting tough and terrible.

I’m also moving in the real world, a pleasant face on eviction because my neighborhood has not been gentrified enough. The notice said lady we said white and rich. My kickass apartment will be converted into a loft with a ratcheted rent, a racket, a ripoff. Fernwood, I barely knew ya. Probably just as well, I’m tired as hell of everything being described as “funky.”

For continuity’s sake—I don’t think I’ve said it explicitly here—yeah, I’m still living in Victoria. My four-month internship turned into a yearlong affair. I’ll be back in Van January ’09 to finish my library degree. I’s a bit sore, seeing my friends graduate (I was supposed to be done this May myself) but I’m getting great work experience, punching out debt and oh I suppose, what’s the rush anyway.

🙂

6 Comments

  • vesper de vil

    June 13, 2008 at 12:22 pm

    i use Bluehost, and have been happy so far.

  • megh

    June 13, 2008 at 1:48 pm

    thanks for the tip, vesper. i got dreamhost staked out, also with high recommendations. they’ll absorb my domain name for free and there’s some referral kickbacks involved, too. 😉

  • megh

    June 15, 2008 at 5:49 pm

    The move was horrific, but successful, as far as I can tell and so far. I still need to do some link checking in the depths, but s’good for now. Cheers!

  • Bree

    June 18, 2008 at 6:06 pm

    I use thecounterculture.org and they are FANTASTIC.

  • megh

    June 19, 2008 at 9:04 am

    Interesting site, Bree… looks like the person just has a big hosting package herself then chops it up and resells it. One thing awesome about my new host is I can have free, unlimited domains (not registrations, but the ability to host them). Looks like that’s what she’s doing. Works great if your site is tiny.

    The nightmare continues with Globat… they ended up charging me for the renewal anyway, caused my account to overdraft, and refuse to refund me until August. Unfortunately for them, the reason I don’t have any money in the bank is because my brother just cashed the check I wrote him for graduation… FROM LAW SCHOOL. Consumer protection agencies, here I come!

  • Bree

    June 23, 2008 at 12:11 pm

    It is a hosting co-op. Everyone is charged based on the amount of resources they use. Since all three of my sites are pretty tiny with relatively low traffic, it was like, $20 for the rest of this year. It is also full of awesome privacy features, too. Oh man, I love it.

    Major wtfs to Globat.

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