September 8th, 2009
One small step forward for buying local, one giant leap backward for hypocrisy
Anyone who puts up with me on Twitter often sees me carping about the Web hosting for Silicon Florist. Good news, my friends. At least that part of my whining may soon be coming to an end.
You see, when I started Silicon Florist on a whim a couple of years ago, I didn’t exactly plan it well. I just hacked together something on an existing server I had and went from there. And that didn’t scale terribly well. And I couldn’t seem to find time to resolve it.
Well, I’ve finally moved over to a new host—Portland-based Taproot—and in so doing, I’m hoping to have solved a few problems.
First, you should see the blog being a little more snappy. In addition, it should be a lot more stable. Responsive and reliable? If only my writing can follow suit.
Second, I’m finally buying local. True, I often admit to being hypocritical. But in this case, paying someone outside the Silicon Forest for hosting the code for Silicon Florist has always struck me as an especially egregious form of my hypocrisy. So that’s been resolved now. Silicon Florist is now as fresh and local as your local farmers’ market. Well, okay. It’s local anyway.
Third, Silicon Florist is getting more green. Which only seemed appropriate. You see Taproot is 100% green Web hosting. And it’s wind-powered. And since the majority of the writing here is me spouting off hot air, that seemed like a perfect match.
As always, when you start moving these things around, there’s always the potential that something will break or go wonky. So if you see something that seems awry—technically—please let me know.