goes kablooey

Oh dear, oh dear. I’ve just had an email from one of my hosting providers which is the rough equivalent of, “your house just burned down”. The disks on which the website were hosted have been toasted, and the backups have cracked up too: all dead and gone without a trace. I won’t name and shame, but I will hasten to point out that the service provider in question is not the one hosting this site at the moment ( It’s fortunate for me that I’d been mostly migrating away from the service that was hosting, rather than setting up new stuff there, but I still lost some really significant personal data. The point is that the poor old website will have to be reconstructed from scratch, or at least from some seriously old backups, if I can find any. Expect downtime.

Wedding Music to Avoid

It has been a ridiculously long time since I’ve updated, and even then most of the recent updates were items extracted from my personal archives rather than fresh content. Well, I’m pleased to announce that there is a genuinely new item there today: an ostensibly humorous guide to music you should not use at your wedding. Don’t think of this as breaking the drought, though: I still have a thesis to write.