My Web host consolidated his IP addresses while at the same time his DNS provider changed offices, so all things 101squadron.com have been in Internet limbo since early Friday morning.
I sort of knew this was going to happen. I should say I would have known it, had I read the e-mail warning more closely. I thought this was still months away. I would have warned readers (you) otherwise.
If you can read this, all is back to normal.
It seems this week I’m at the nexus of a strange intersection of Web-outs. My site, the official WarBirds forum, and AGW. Odd.
While fiddling around with IP addresses in my FTP app, Blogger, and elsewhere, I bought a new domain.
Once upon a time, an Australian airplane geek who goes by the handle Spelchk drank a little too much. As we gentlemen (mostly) of a certain age, a certain geek persuasion, and a certain blood-alcohol level are prone to do, Spelchk logged in to AGW to post – back when AGW was hale and hearty, last weekend.
Near the end of his message, he noted that he was drunk but, being drunk, he used a cuss word and, being drunk, he spelled it wrong. I suppose Spelchk does not stand for “spellcheck”, or maybe it does, but only when sober.
He meant to write that he was shitfaced, but he actually wrote “I am shitcafe.” Well, “shitcafe” is simply brilliant, and it has taken on a life of its own. Today, while at Go Daddy to update my DNS record, I checked. Shitcafe.com was available. I now own it for a year, in return for an investment of $12.15.
But what, if anything, am I going to do with it?