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Our Dreamhost Review (they suck!)

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A few months ago we noticed during our busiest times the site would slow down considerably resulting in the occasional error. It became clear that our VPS (virtual private server) would no longer suffice. We were in need of a dedicated server, but we're not generating all that much money in ad revenue so the cost of the server is …

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Site may be offline this weekend

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We just wanted to let you know that we are changing hosts as Dreamhost has been one fail after another since we joined. We'll be making the move this weekend so I wanted to let you know that you'll probably encounter some weirdness. It takes 1 to 48 hours for new domain nameservers to propagate. What this means is that …

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This is a year

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A year ago today we joined together to start Obstructed View. We could write about our individual thoughts over the last year, but a blog is a community. We've published over 730 articles and there have been more than 85,000 comments left on them. Your participation makes this much more enjoyable for us. So thanks and we hope you keep …

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Obstructed View on WordPress

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We're now using WordPress as our blogging platform. The comments component we used on Joomla had not been updated even though multiple new versions of Joomla had been released. The service for it had become close to non-existent so it was time to move on. This site has an active community and we enjoyed having the "refresh comment" link at …

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Thank You

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I spent about 30 minutes writing something that said the only thing I wanted to say: thank you. No reason to spend that much time so I deleted it. Maybe this would have been better published on Thanksgiving, but I’ve never been timely. Thanks for reading this site. Thanks for commenting on this site. Thanks for making it so humorous. …

Wanna help on a Big Ten Blog?

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wv23 who unfortunately shut down my favorite Cubs blog on the internet quite awhile back is running a Big Ten blog with another guy. I’ll quote wv23. hey all – mb21 has graciously offered to provide some Iowa coverage at our new Big Ten site, when he can. Thanks, mb. That said, we are in need of Illinois and Northwestern …