Site News: As a result of your enthusiastic, intense, highly interactive, and generally wonderful fannishness, my server has started to blow up, explode, and generally disintegrate.
Just yesterday my hosting company informed me that we’ve managed to outstrip the capacity of the server that scottwesterfeld.com lives on. (I think it was the Pullman debate overheating the CPU.) This excess of activity started to affect the other sites hosted there—sorry, dudes.
My company has been nice about it, and moved me to a temporary server. As many of you have already noticed, this move has caused technical problems of various kinds, including the loss of dozens of astute and important comments! I’m extremely sorry about this, and we just called the company to get things moved to a bigger, dedicated server.
Like all technology solutions, of course, this means MORE upsets in the near term. (Like when you seriously clean up your room, emptying the closets and beating the rugs, and it gets messier for a while before it gets cleaner.) So look forward to explosions and general bizzareness for the rest of the week, and then a bright shiny new look with many new bells and whistles. Maybe some polls!
So this is a good thing, really. It just means our little community is growing, and I have you—my hardcore, word-spreading fans—to thank for that.
Watch this space for more news.