Tech Geeks, Ho
Posted on May 28, 2009 Posted by John Scalzi 10 Comments
Hey Moveable Type/Wordpress geeks:
Patrick Nielsen Hayden, my friend and also generally excellent editor at Tor, is the co-proprietor of the also generally excellent Making Light blog, and is asking for some much-needed technical assistance in migrating the blog. This would likely be classified in the “labor of love” category in terms of payment, but there are worse things than having the Managing Editor of Science Fiction at Tor Books be grateful to you, if you know what I mean. So if you’re inclined to be helpful, check out the plea and let him know.
I see a lot of tech people raving about a host called Squarespace.com. I dont know much about it, or hosts in general but everyone says its easy to migrate your stuff to, and is great at allocating resources to prevent outages.
Not useful here — I’m not Patrick, and he’s more likely to read this stuff on his site than here. But thanks.
there are worse things than having the Managing Editor of Science Fiction at Tor Books be grateful to you
Probably having him despise you for bad, data-destroying advice would be one of the worse ones though. If he’s ever looking for someone to battle at Combat however — be sure to post a link. I’ll be all over that. ;)
I blog at a mystery writer’s site called Murderati.com. We (or more accurately, our long-suffering leader JT Ellison) recently moved to SquareSpace and it was, indeed, quite painless.
I also posted the above at Patrick’s site. That’s me, spreading love and knowledge wherever I go.
I am Patrick, but I am not.
I’ve passed on the request to a “few” tech geeks I know at some other sites. We will see what happens :)
Tech Geeks, Ho? Thundercats ref?
So I have to say, every single time you write “Patrick Nielsen Hayden” I first read it as “Neil Patrick Harris”, and I get all excited because I think that you’re friends with him, and maybe you can introduce us. You know, right after I introduce myself to YOU.
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