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Server Migration Complete (?)

I think I have everything migrated to our new web and mail servers now. Please e-mail us (!) at info@papertrail.ca if you encounter any problems.

E-mail server migration

As I mentioned in the previous post, we are changing the servers we use for e-mail and our web site and blog. We have changed over the e-mail server now, and our regular addresses info@papertrail.ca and orders@papertrail.ca should continue to

Server migration and resultant outages

We’re in the process of moving our web site and e-mail to a new hosting service in the cloud. They are currently hosted at my day job and I’m used to managing them with command-line tools and direct editing of

Blog (and website) more fixed

Warning: Extreme Web geek talk ahead! Well, at the time of the last post I thought I had everything on our website working again, but I was wrong. There appears to be a bug in WordPress (which has nothing to

Blog fixed (and a cute kitten)

It has been a while since I posted to this blog, so now that our server is all updated and I have WordPress working again I have a bit of catching up to do. For now, I offer cute kitten

Blog broken

Our blog is currently broken. You can see the summary of recent posts but individual posts and pages return server errors. We are switching to a new server, replacing Apache with OpenBSD’s httpd which is far less versatile in terms

In case you’re wondering why I don’t answer some of your comments…

I just noticed that, once I approve someone for comments, I receive absolutely no notification of any new comments they place. So if you’ve been commenting on posts here and wondering about my silence, it’s because I didn’t realize there

A little blogging trouble

Over the weekend my WordPress version was updated under me from 3.5.1 to  3.8 (actually the entire system was upgraded). The person who did it did not realize that I had my own code changes to reduce spam comment postings,

A Quiet Month

I haven’t posted much this month as I’ve been too busy to spare the time for book arts work. Between preparing income tax returns (due in a week or so here and not yet completed), the Easter long weekend, spring

Animated GIFs and WordPress

A while ago I tried to upload an animated GIF to this blog, and found that the upload would fail with an excessively vague error. This seemed to be related to the upload being an animated GIF. I searched for

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