A fresh start with a new domain
Seeing as Google has virtually washed its hands about the lack of searches, I thought it was time to do something drastic.
Originally this site was called “The Other Fellow”, and some time later I changed its name to “A Pipe and a Keyboard”. I don’t know why I chose that name but it’s sort of stuck now. The original domain was therefore a bit confusing. To find “A Pipe and a Keyboard”, you had to enter theotherfellow.com. Not good. I therefore registered apipeandakeyboard.com and created a new site on the new domain containing the old posts and comments. So far so good.
My intention was that when the new site was up and running that I would point the old theotherfellow.com at the new site, and delete the old site and its database. Once people had gotten used to it, I would let the domain lapse and all vestiges of The Other Fellow would vanish.
Unfortunately my plans didn’t quite work out. For some reason, the old domain has refused to point. The new site is working perfectly with just a couple of very minor irritations that I can fix over time.
So if you are one of the tiny elete who have this site bookmarked, I would ask if you could change the domain name please.
Hopefully I will sort out the old domain shortly.
Grandad grrrr, I’ll get you for this…where’s the pipes…or the effing keyboards for that matter?
Anyway hope the site goes well, whoever runs it.
HA! thought you could get away with something, right! Well, I’m still monitoring you and reporting regularly to the authorities.
The old address redirects to the new one okay for me anyway with the exception that the old URL remains in the address bar of my browser instead of changing to the new one. You need to go into your cPanel (or whatever admin panel your host offers) and check your redirect set up and/or check your .htaccess file and make sure that the old address is redirected to the new one using a 301 redirect.
I’m sure you’ve already done this but it’s worth checking again?
Rhodester: I’m taking a leaf out of your book and skipping all over the place.
Figures. Darn WordPress you can’t just leave a one-word comment.
BigYin: Welcome here anyway! If you want the smokey bit you’ll have to stick with Smoking out the Truth. I suppose the pipe is just a metaphor for sitting contemplating why technology sometimes hates me.
Sixty: Are you in league with that CIA lot over there or whatever the equivalent is in Costa Rica?
Kirk M: I tried several things. You obviously caught it at a stage where the old domain was pointing to the new site. I now have it set back to the old site and have put a 301 redirect into the .htaccess there. It seems to be working happily now anyway?
Yup. redirecting just fine now.
I’ve got smoking out the truth covered and now I’ll mark this sites card as you mentioned a few words that are firmly in my camp, TECNOLOGY and IT HATES ME.
I am no stranger to computers and building them. I have/had three, one main comp, a laptop and my newest purchase a Galazy tab 10.1 tablet.
The main comp needed an overhaul as it was a number of years old so I ordered a Barebones comp from the net, barebones means it only has the motherboard and the box so I bought the CPU chip, memory and a CPU cooler fan. When I conected it to the monitor I got the response “no signal.” Tried a few things after searching the net but it seems that the motherboard is knackered. Now I have to box the whole thing up again and send it back.
Even though I know my way around the innards of a comp I still end up pulling my hair out.
Oh well, that’s life I suppose.
Kirk M: It took a little tweaking but I got there in the end.
TheBigYin: You are more than welcome. I occasionally have trouble with technology, and the solutions can be hard to find. I started this site more as a notebook for myself as for any other reason. However, I get a lot of searches from people who have encountered the same problems which is great. Next, I’ll have to convert you to Linux!
Hey, Kirk. Let’s hijack Richard’s thread and have a conversation. Like he’s “Richbook” or something.
How are ya?
Hey Rhodster – Richbook? Fine then. I’m doing alright for the most part. Just picked up a new bad habit called insulin. Shooting it up as it were. It took awhile to get it right, kept getting the cat you know. Probably should have gotten it off my lap before the injection?
And yourself? All is well in San Fransisco?
Indeed! All is fine. Another Halloween in San Francisco, wherein it’s difficult to tell if someone is costumed or that’s how they normally look.