We are BACK! Stable! Better than before!

By Mir
November 9, 2007
Category Woohoo!

I am going to tell you this whole sordid tale from beginning to end (just see if I don’t, my pretties), but first things first.

In a heroic act of LIGHTNING SPEED AWESOMENESS, the fine folks at Fusix—allow me to state this in southern terms, so great is my gratitude—done grabbed up the whole mess and fixed it right proper. If you are seeing this, I am fully migrated and functional and now running on servers powered by unicorns and fairies and pixie dust. If you need not just hosting but possibly migration support and hand-holding and someone who will get the job done right, please please please go visit my new favorite human, David, over at Fusix.

And do stay tuned to hear what I have to say about my old hosting provider, too. Especially about how they followed a 3-day outage with the COMPLETELY UNFORESEEABLE PROBLEM of 3 days of back email breaking their server a second time. I’m sure there’s no way they could’ve predicted THAT. Fucktards.


  1. chris


  2. Steph


  3. Tootsie

    Glad to see that David had the wherewithal to slap some hurry up on your problem!

  4. Patricia

    Yippie — I’m seeing it!!!

    Now, now, Mir — give the OLD people the benefit of the doubt — when you are doing your planning with a crystal ball you are bound to completely miss the logical next step of the servers that have been off for 3 days to be flooded with 3 days worth of e-mail. I mean, maybe they broke the ball during the hamster revolt that shut down the servers in the first place??

    And I want to know if Otto is letting you make-out a little with David — just cause?

  5. Chelle

    Congrats on the successful migration, Mir! And without any data loss…many thanks to David at Fusix! I can’t wait to hear the rest of the story…

  6. Contrary

    Oooooh! Mir said fucktards!

    Though, it does sound like an accurate assessment.

  7. arduous

    yaaaaaaay! You were sorely missed.

  8. Andrea from Germany

    Viola, la femme noir de la nuit!

    Bon, tres bon 8) !

  9. Heather

    Well I was wondering where you were! I’m glad David managed to bring you back to us. Virtual cookies (except not that kind) for him!

  10. Jean

    Big kisses for David…mMMMMMWWWWWWWWWWWWAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHH!!! So glad you’re back :)

  11. Heather Cook

    Oh my gosh, I’m so glad you are back.

    And here I am again… posting right after ANOTHER HEATHER…


  12. liz

    I bet that David’s cute enough to sop up like a biscuit!

  13. Crisanne


    That’s me letting out a big sigh of relief. Enjoy your weekend where you won’t have to deal with computer crap!

  14. Lori

    Who says you ain’t southern?

    Thanks David!

  15. jennielynn

    Yay Fusix! Boo Fucktards!

  16. Leandra

    Did you break into the Hallelujah Chorus? I would be sorely tempted.

  17. Paula

    De-lurking to say that you are one of my favorite newly-discovered reads, and I was so distressed when the site went AWOL. I’m sooooo glad you’re back.

  18. lizneust


    We missed you, pretty Mir. That is all.

  19. Bryn, North Wales

    Excellent!!! :-)

  20. boomama

    I’m telling you what: after not being able to read your blog for a week, I was about ready to call your hosting company myself. Only I didn’t know who they were. But still.

    Glad you’re back.

  21. Ann

    My withdrawal pains have eased considerably! I really missed the entertainment value of your blog and cannot wait to hear the whole story. I thought I would fall over when I tried to pull up your blag and I got the message “FORBIDDEN”. WTF?
    Welcome back! You were missed!

  22. Katie

    David so deserves bacon salt for Christmas.

    Welcome back!

  23. Ashlee

    Yeah! You were missed!! So glad you’re back:)

  24. Julie

    Oh yippee!! You’re back!

  25. Laura

    David is HANDSOME.

  26. Elleana

    Ha–Fucktards. Made me snort.

    Glad you’re back!

  27. Katie in MA

    Okay, guys, I have to apologize. Mir’s site being down? All my fault.

    I found this blog the night before Mir’s wedding and instead of just picking up the story right then and there and reading forward, I went back and started at the very beginning. I’ve been reading a little bit here and a little bit there (or maybe in great big gulps in the middle of work. Details.). I laughed and cried and yelled at Mir to Hang In There! Because there was a wedding at the end! And then I got to her wedding day, and that was fabulous, and even more wonderful things happened! And then I got to the real end, the CURRENT post, where I could actually COMMENT!

    And her site died for days. Because that is the way my life works.

    So YAY, MIR! You’re back! And you’re still hanging in there! And now that I’m here with you in real-time, I just want to say thank you for sharing your story, bit by bit, day by day. There have been so many days when you have helped me keep going.

    I can’t wait until tomorrow’s post. :)

  28. Chris

    Cheers!! I was going through withdrawal. But I’m sure it was nothing compared to the pain and headache you were going through.

  29. Veronica

    YAY! Welcome back!

  30. Tracey

    Welcome back! Fucktards. I don’t use that word nearly enough in my life. Glad you’re rid of them, anyway.

  31. Burgh Baby's Mom

    Gee, who would have thought that servers going down for three days would result in three days worth of email trying to go through all at once, resulting in crashing the servers again. Oh, wait! I would have thought of that and I am a technology moron. What does that make the former hosting company?

  32. Wendy

    Heh, heh, fucktards. You are funny when you are mad.

  33. Chris

    OMG and praise the powers to be. I was starting to get worried that I lost another favorite. Glad you are home, again! Now don’t do that again….m’kay?

  34. kidzmama

    So glad you’re back!

    David is so awesome.

  35. Michele

    Whew! Thank heavens you are back. You were sorely missed pretty Mir.

  36. jean

    I missed you. I hope you’re ok!!

  37. Brigitte

    David’s very very pretty.

  38. alala

    Whew! I know I don’t comment here very often, but I read your blog very very often, and I was missing you. Glad you’re back!

  39. Daisy

    Go Mir! Go David! Go Fusix! I will jump up and down and cheer for all of you (as soon as my back feels better)!

  40. pam

    Fucktard is my new favorite word!!! Yeah Mir’s back…

  41. Kim

    So glad you have everything working now. I was worried you were gone when I clicked and it couldn’t find you this week.

  42. Jess

    So glad to see you back and in fighting form.

  43. Susan Getgood

    Yes, congrats on getting a new better prettier hosting company. Can’t wait to hear all about the old one. In fact, on my marketing blog, I talk about customer service a lot. Wanna vent there? Drop me a note.

  44. paige

    You know, there’s just something so satisfying about being able to call someone a fucktard. It’s one of my favorite words. The hosting situation was the reason this word was invented.

    My favorite usage of the word is in the phrase “Stupid-ass fucking fucktard fuckers.”

    Which I may or may not have actually used. Out loud.

  45. Katrina Stonoff

    HURRAH!!! You’ve no idea how stomach-sinking it was to click onto your blog and find … nothing.

    Now I know how primitive societies felt when the sun suddenly went dark in the middle of the day during an eclipse. ;-)

  46. Aimee

    Yay, Fusix! Yay, Dave! Boooooooooooooo fucktards.

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