Wow, it's been a nightmare for the past few weeks. But I think we're finally over it.
The site's dedicated private server had its hard drive die. The server company we were using took almost a full day to identify the problem and replace the hard drive. But the problems didn't end there. The site kept on having problems because of improper management of the server.
We finally bit the bullet and transferred to a new server company with new management. The new server should eliminate some of the problems we had before and will, hopefully run faster and smoother.
This ongoing problem has been devastating to our donations and ad revenues. Programming costs for dealing with the problems have added to the weight of our problems. Shifting to the new server is the necessary move and a positive one but it is also going to add to cost. Now is a great time to make a donation or sign up for a lifetime membership.
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We are still working on configuring the site and retrieving data. We're going to wait another day before sending out the daily newsletter, because there is some configuration involved to make it work.
Also, it takes up to 48 hours for the internet to connect people to the new server instead of the old server. Some of you may have posted comments, quicklinks or articles that went on the old server. They may be lost in the process of the transfer.
Rob Kall is an award winning journalist, inventor, software architect,
connector and visionary. His work and his writing have been featured in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, CNN, ABC, the HuffingtonPost, Success, Discover and other media.
Check out his platform at RobKall.com
He is the author of The Bottom-up Revolution; Mastering the Emerging World of Connectivity
He's given talks and workshops to Fortune
500 execs and national medical and psychological organizations, and pioneered
first-of-their-kind conferences in Positive Psychology, Brain Science and
Story. He hosts some of the world's smartest, most interesting and powerful
people on his Bottom Up Radio Show,
and founded and publishes one of the top Google- ranked progressive news and
opinion sites, OpEdNews.com
more detailed bio:
Rob Kall has spent his adult life as an awakener and empowerer-- first in the field of biofeedback, inventing products, developing software and a music recording label, MuPsych, within the company he founded in 1978-- Futurehealth, and founding, organizing and running 3 conferences: Winter Brain, on Neurofeedback and consciousness, Optimal Functioning and Positive Psychology (a pioneer in the field of Positive Psychology, first presenting workshops on it in 1985) and Storycon Summit Meeting on the Art Science and Application of Story-- each the first of their kind. Then, when he found the process of raising people's consciousness and empowering them to take more control of their lives one person at a time was too slow, he founded Opednews.com-- which has been the top search result on Google for the terms liberal news and progressive opinion for several years. Rob began his Bottom-up Radio show, broadcast on WNJC 1360 AM to Metro Philly, also available on iTunes, covering the transition of our culture, business and world from predominantly Top-down (hierarchical, centralized, authoritarian, patriarchal, big) to bottom-up (egalitarian, local, interdependent, grassroots, archetypal feminine and small.) Recent long-term projects include a book, Bottom-up-- The Connection Revolution, debillionairizing the planet and the Psychopathy Defense and Optimization (more...)