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First post!

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Great to see you back up MGK! You don’t realise how much you read a site until it’s not there any more.

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Oh God, the “first” eejits have made it here too…

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Wahoooo MGK is back in action *does the happy dance*.
Hmmm during the transition the link came up paraphrasing “MGK didn’t pay us so no fun for you”
Wow not only did the mouse take your money, then demand more money the mouse told the world that you stiffed him. DEATH TO THE MOUSE!

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With a little more seriousness, and in the interests of giving a little more background to the nerds out there. . . .

Hostpapa seems to put thousands of websites on each of their several servers. There’s nothing modern in there at all like load-balancing, so they’re completely incapable of handling something like the slashdot effect.

The biggest problem was that this site, in its 1.0 format, was not throughput-bound like you would expect. Thanks to the everything-is-dynanically-generated philosophy of the site’s codebase, the database backend and the page generation was causing the site to be CPU-bound.

A professional sysadmin would have looked at the site, noticed this, and made a recommendation for improvement. But with hostpapa, it was just the guillotine. (On the new server, there’s supposed to be significantly better caching, so we hope this won’t be an issue, and even if it is, the VPS will limit MGK from “harming” other clients).

The final kick in the nuts though, and why nobody should ever work with hostpapa, is that they consistently refused to even so much as put a note on the splash page with a redirection to the new hosting provider. Oh, and they put themselves down as the administrative contacts and owners of the domain when it was first registered.

So far today, though, the new provider’s host seems to be doing fine. Tons of spare CPU and memory to go around. I’m going out of town this weekend, so let’s hope you don’t get farked/boinged or anything until Monday when I can babysit.

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Oh God, the “first” eejits have made it here too…

That would be the aforementioned Rob displaying his occasionally questionable sense of humour.

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Finally! It has been a most horrid week without the wit and wisdom of MGK. Most horrid, I say! Great to have you back!

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I just glad to have you back, dude.

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^^^

Yeah, that should’ve been “I’m just glad to have you back.” As you can see, my enthusiasm is overwhelming my typing skillz.

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I genuinely missed this blog while it was gone. I’m glad your hosting issues have been resolved for the moment.

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Oh, and they put themselves down as the administrative contacts and owners of the domain when it was first registered.

Which, incidentally, violates not only their advertising claims but their own terms of service.

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K. McAleese said on October 31st, 2008 at 12:41 pm

Huzah! Now we in America can read the sayings of our Canadian overlord!

(Seriously, the Hostpapa debacle sucks, and I’m glad to see you back.)

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ladypeyton said on October 31st, 2008 at 12:41 pm

YAY! You’re back!!!

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Welcome back!

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guyincorporated said on October 31st, 2008 at 1:46 pm

Great to have you back, but to be honest, I think I liked the text format before. The new version seems harder to read =/

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Welcome back MGK! Glad to see you’ve got the website back up and running (though the text is too light IMHO–my eyeballs hurt when I try and read it against the white background). Is there a way to contribute to the server fee, or do you prefer your wishlist of books?

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You’re finally back, woo hoo!! I (well, with some friends) had that same problem a time ago with my (our) blog, http://www.calabozodelandroide.cl/, so I’m afraid all my spare money goes to pay those mean mice-slavering bandwith gangsters.

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Craig Oxbrow said on October 31st, 2008 at 2:51 pm

Jolly good show.

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You’re back!

And that Atari link 404s me.

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I definitely missed me some MGK. Even kept the site open in a Firefox tab just in case it came back between refreshes.

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Welcome back. And I’d given up randomly checking the domain to see if you’d reeemerged yet….

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Yay! You’re back.

I sent you something off your wishlist to celebrate. Enjoy some crazy Toshiro Mifune samurai action!

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I just gave up checking on you this morning, and a friend of mine (Whom got hooked on you when I linked him to your Legion work) never gave up hope.

Very glad to have you back. You’re an important part of my websurfing day.

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Now I know how rehab feels.

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Glad to see you back up.

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AWK!

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you only think my humour is questionable because you question everything that’s an established fact.

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Ah! You’re back! I was getting worried and wondering WTF happened… Oi!

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Fun fact: Disabling javascript (such as through noscript) causes every link to point to the disabled site page.

I miss the old colorscheme. I’m a fan of light text on dark backgrounds, though I do tend to use light grey rather than actual white.

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Oh good, you’re back. I can stop clicking on your link and whimpering softly to myself every ten minutes. (It was rather pathetic, seriously.)

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Hooray for back!
Also, after your site went down, the top search term that brought people to my site became “mightygodking.” No doubt people wondering where your site went. You beat “little lolitas” and “tell asmar”!!!!!!!

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Woo! Welcome back. Glad it was nothing more serious than a batshit insane host.

On the down side, the new format is unreadable on my Sidekick. So no more reading MGK on the bus for me.

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That would be the aforementioned Rob displaying his occasionally questionable sense of humour.

Take it from me: ’tis better to be a Rob with an occasionally questionable sense of humour than a Rob with a consistently questionable sense of humour. I mean, take this (for lack of a more accurate tem) joke. Is it not questionable???

But hey, I am SO glad you’re back. The world makes sense again. I actually do feel indebted, plus I feel bad about you losing all of that money and having to pay more than usual from now on, so I ordered ya something from the wish list.

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Same thing happened to me, Karen. He even beat “R Kelly Pees On Girl”.

Welcome back, MGK.

–d

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Huzzah! But does the wishlist mean we can bribe you? Not that I’m suggesting you could be bribed, of course…..

I missed your weekly critiques of crappy comic characters, among other things. You should have threatened them with the wrath of Rex!

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I’m just glad you’re back. Your archives and current posts are lovely reads for boring afternoons. :)

Welcome back to the wired.

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You know what’s appalling? I just looked on amazon.ca and did a search for “wonder dog.” The results included many books about different supposed “wonder dogs”…but no Rex!

The world needs Rex in trade or hardcover form. RIGHT NOW!

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Also, the man with the mechanical brain reminds me an awful lot of John Hodgman.

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If I am a guest contributor on the site, does that make me sort of Internet famous by proxy?

Because that would be rad.

Glad to see the site back. Would you believe I actually went to the Torontoist to see if you were posting in the meantime (even if you wouldn’t, I still did).

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Good to see you got that sorted! You had a lot of people looking for you while you were gone.

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late to the party– but I love the site redesign. 😀

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