catallaxy files

catallaxy in technical exile

Site move news.

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Hello all, Jacques here.

Some time in the next 24 hours I expect that Catallaxy Files will be moved from its current home at to a server I operate. This will involve some disruption, which I will aim to minimise.

Essentially, while this site ( will remain as-is, the proper address of will begin to redirect to the new server instead of to here.

Posts and comments that have been made here will be transferred to the new server.

To avoid confusion, I’d ask you all to defer from commenting until the move to the new server is complete. You can go directly to the new server now, if you wish; its direct name is

As for recovering the archives, c8to has advised that unfortunately the original database is not available. I have been working on a screen-scraping script, but it is slow and fiddly going. I will keep you all up to date.

Additional: I have tried to lock comments temporarily to prevent any bon mots getting lost in transit.

Update 3.49pm WST: The current posts have been successfully moved to the new server.

Update 5.18pm WST: Looks like DNS has re-propagated; should be directing you to the new server.

Written by Jacques Chester

January 20, 2010 at 6:13 pm

Posted in Uncategorized

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  1. this site shifting thingy reminds me of an old doctor who episode, where no matter which way they walked, they kept getting teleported back to where they started from.

    dd, I have exactly the same experience. I can’t comment on any thread except this. And every time I click on the new address it still comes up as

    I’ll keep checking-in during the day.


    January 21, 2010 at 8:44 am

  2. db — it sounds like you have a stale DNS cache. It should right itself during the day. If it doesn’t, turn your modem off for 30 seconds, close and reopen your browser, then try again.

    Jacques Chester

    January 21, 2010 at 12:11 pm

  3. Great job Jacques – moving these things is always more challenging than you expect, even when you allow for that.

    Pedro X

    January 22, 2010 at 11:07 am

  4. There’s obviously a problem here. How about an update Jacques?


    January 23, 2010 at 12:08 pm

  5. David, what do you mean? The site has been moved successfully.

    Jacques Chester

    January 23, 2010 at 4:36 pm

  6. Jacques,
    I am still getting the one when I am at home. David may be having the same problem. I have tried to get my DNS cache to flush, but it does seem to be pretty persistent. Even when I put in the ozblogistan one in explicitly, it still redirects to here.


    January 24, 2010 at 12:53 pm

  7. DNS is cached by modems and browsers. Try quitting and reopening your browser first, then try turning your modem off for at least 30 seconds and then restarting it.

    Jacques Chester

    January 24, 2010 at 4:09 pm

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