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What NeoCons really think, and why is Chris blogging here anyway?

Filed at 10:28 am under by COD

I’m 18 hours without a blog, I’m getting twitchy. I needed a fix, and I have login here.

A liberal reporter from the UK went undercover on a National Review cruise with about 500 hard core conservatives. I mean, they must be hardcore if they think a cruise with 499 other old white people that vote straight ticket republican is a good time. What he heard on the cruise is sort of scary.

I’m blogless because my happy little host that has served me so well for 6 years sold out to the big boys. Yesterday was the day they moved the site to the new server. Obviously, it didn’t go well. The database didn’t come over and I don’t have an estimate on when it will be fixed. Copying the dB should take 5 minutes, so I assume the problem is with whatever they are doing to automate the process. They assure me that the original server is fine and all my data is fine there. That didn’t stop me from dreaming about mySQL databases last night. That might be the ultimate sign of geekdom. Nightmares about failed open source software migrations.

11 Responses to “What NeoCons really think, and why is Chris blogging here anyway?”


Comment by
christine
July 19th, 2007
at 11:38 am

Sort of scary??? That gave me the heebie jeebies.


Comment by
Charity
July 19th, 2007
at 11:55 am

“That might be the ultimate sign of geekdom.”

Might be?

You sound like my husband. When he spends too much time playing around with Linux, he has trouble sleeping because sees the command line every time he shuts his eyes.


Comment by
Andrea
July 19th, 2007
at 5:55 pm

What, you don’t make daily/monthly backups of your own stuff? 😀 And don;t we all dream of SQL statements in the dark?

Seriously, if you get stuck, holler.


Comment by
COD
July 19th, 2007
at 6:34 pm

I used to export the dB fairly regularly – I got out of the habit and feel like a total idiot for not doing it when I heard the conversion was coming down the pike. The site is up, I can get to non – WP served pages just fine. The wiki is working just fine still 🙂

If I could remember my old IP address I would see if the server is still online and go grab the dB myself.


Comment by
COD
July 19th, 2007
at 7:21 pm

ODonnellWeb is back. The problem was that my account is limited to one db, and when they migrated over a default dB was created, so mine dB didn’t. What that took 30 hours to figure out I’m not sure…


Comment by
freerangelife
July 20th, 2007
at 10:06 am

Plenty of the chatter in various left-wing/Democratic settings is scary, too.

Unfortunately, most people are extremely selective in their hearing.


Comment by
COD
July 20th, 2007
at 10:10 am

I don’t think it’s selective hearing as much as it’s the extreme wing of both political parties is very scary. I’m sure the cocktail hour and dinner time conversations at the annual Daily Kos convention are just as frightening.


Comment by
kim
July 20th, 2007
at 11:22 am

Well, hopping aboard here seems to work until things get settled.


Comment by
Daryl Cobranchi
July 20th, 2007
at 4:17 pm

I’m sure the cocktail hour and dinner time conversations at the annual Daily Kos convention are just as frightening.

I doubt it. I read dKos daily. It’s not particularly leftist. Partisan? Absolutely. Radical? Not even close.

OTOH, the folks who inhabit LGF are just freaking bloodthirsty lunatics.


Comment by
freerangelife
July 20th, 2007
at 6:49 pm

“I don’t think it’s selective hearing as much as it’s the extreme wing of both political parties is very scary.”

Two separate concepts there.

What I meant was, I rarely hear anybody expressing concern over, or doing undercover investigations of, the more extreme comments or views to be found on their own side of the socio-political tracks. But their hearing suddenly gets reeeeal good when the silliness is coming from way over THERE.

(I was not, btw, referring to you linking to the story; just making the observation that, yes, *both* parties do have some scary adherents, but you’d never know it to ask the average Joe from one side or the other.)


Comment by
Nance Confer
July 21st, 2007
at 7:47 am

I think the scary part of this tale is these people are “average Joes.”

These folks weren’t standing around a burning cross, after all. Or even attending a Democratic fundraiser. 🙂

Nance