Wednesday, June 01, 2005

The Old Site is Back Up!

The old Belmont Club has been revived. On the theory that it had gotten too big, I ditched some very old and forgettable posts and with every pruning, the publish meter crept a few notches higher until it published 100%. Whether that fixed it, or the Blogger staff coincidentally came through I don't know. New posts will be added to this site The old Belmont URL will become an archive to preserve old links and because it is too dangerous to add any more posts to it.

Update

I now know that someone at Google fixed it. An email from D. at Google says, "I fixed this by hand, it should be up now." My sincerest thanks for this.

17 Comments:

Blogger DSmith said...

Hooray! Thanks for your efforts!

Now, about getting on a real blogging platform where you control your own data...

:)

6/01/2005 05:33:00 AM  
Blogger desert rat said...

Congrats on the recovery
Good luck on what ever option you decide on for future development
Do not lose sight of YOUR mission.

6/01/2005 06:23:00 AM  
Blogger Doug said...

Years ago they had "Webwhacker" which automatically grabbed websites.
Haven't kept up with followups...
What would be the easiest way to duplicate the site for safekeeping?

6/01/2005 08:12:00 AM  
Blogger Doug said...

...and like the first 2 posters, thanks for the effort!
.... I tend to doubt Blogger fixed it for you, although we can always hope.

6/01/2005 08:15:00 AM  
Blogger Sean Pelette said...

You may be creating the virtual equivelant of a blackhole. Any additional posts and the whole site will collapse in on itself. The implications for rest of the internet are not yet understood.

6/01/2005 08:51:00 AM  
Blogger Doug said...

I hadn't considered that.
Wretch has enabled that one last post for himself that will eliminate the Known Blogiverse.
---
Tony,
Can turn that into poetry?

6/01/2005 09:15:00 AM  
Blogger Bruce said...

Welcome back! And as dsmith said, lt's get you a real platform. :D

6/01/2005 10:09:00 AM  
Blogger Mark in Texas said...

I'm glad your site is getting stable again. Considering the popularity of Belmont Club, it seems odd to me that some provider would not look for the opportunity to host the site in order to demonstrate their technical prowess and bask in the reflected glow of umpteen eyeballs checking in daily.

By the way, here is something that strikes me as interesting:


Gloria Arroyo is launching a program to promote ethanol in the Philippines.
I am curious as to her motives. Is it to decrease the drain on Philippine hard currency reserves needed to buy gasoline? Is it to cut down on the money the Philippines sends to the Middle Easterners who are bankrolling MILF? Is it to soak up some of the oversupply of sugar produced in the PI? Is it to try to grow a new industry and reduce unemployment? Is it some other factor of which I am completely unaware? Something involving political deals and hidden payoffs?

Maybe it is all of the above.

6/01/2005 11:00:00 AM  
Blogger Rick Ballard said...

63% of the Dutch took the "Just say nee!" pledge - good for them.

Zacht ei

Sared

Both in english.

6/01/2005 01:11:00 PM  
Blogger ib1netmon said...

Thank goodness!

Just insert the needle here, I sooo needed a BC fix.

6/01/2005 01:12:00 PM  
Blogger PresbyPoet said...

A poem for Doug,

The image of Belmont Club
As a black hole
may contain more truth
than you know.

No site is so full
of concentrated information.
All of the others are
just full of fluff.

Information = energy.
Remember E=MC2.
that is why Belmont
becomes a black hole.

6/01/2005 01:41:00 PM  
Blogger doolz said...

Of course, black holes are very, very dense. On that score, maybe Arianna Huffington's celeblog qualifies.

6/01/2005 04:32:00 PM  
Blogger Yashmak said...

As a relatively new reader, I have to applaud Belmont Club's astonishingly insightful and thorough articles. It has become a part of my daily information fix, and I have been put into withdrawals each time the site has moved or been down.

A wordy and opinionated person myself, it's rare that I find a site where not only are the articles themselves intimidatingly well written, but the responses from other readers frequently match the high level of critical thinking of the article's author.

May your site remain henceforth bandwidth problem free!

6/01/2005 04:38:00 PM  
Blogger Rizalist said...

Congratulations getting the site back up. Lots of your fans in the archipelago were having withdrawal symptoms already...
Dean

6/01/2005 04:44:00 PM  
Blogger Red River said...

Cthulhu slumbers once more.

Congrats Wretchard.

6/01/2005 08:44:00 PM  
Blogger wretchard said...

Red River,

Cthulhu lies "dead but dreaming", in Lovecraft's phrase and sometimes I wonder if he had an intimation in the 1920s of what the next decades would bring. The malignant dream is still with us.

"That cult would never die till the stars came right again, and the secret priests would take great Cthulhu from His tomb to revive His subjects and resume His rule of earth. The time would be easy to know, for then mankind would have become as the Great Old Ones; free and wild and beyond good and evil, with laws and morals thrown aside and all men shouting and killing and revelling in joy. Then the liberated Old Ones would teach them new ways to shout and kill and revel and enjoy themselves, and all the earth would flame with a holocaust of ecstasy and freedom. Meanwhile the cult, by appropriate rites, must keep alive the memory of those ancient ways and shadow forth the prophecy of their return."

6/01/2005 10:46:00 PM  
Blogger LHM said...

Note taken - I'll change your links

6/08/2005 05:43:00 PM  

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