I want to publicly thank some people for the help with this little blog.
First, some background (I'll try to make it quick).
I got fed up with TypePad's reluctance to accept that problems (and some still are) present in their TrackBack system. So we moved to a WordPress setup.
Thanks to phin, Beth, and Jo for being the first to really press WordPress. Others also sang the praises of WordPress, but those three -- all at around the same time and prior to the TypePad TrackBack issue -- had mentioned WordPress to me. So thanks.
Next, thanks to Bruce at Conservative Cat for his help in locating the behind-the-scenes problems with TrackBacks at TypePad. The man knows his stuff! He helped me confim it wasn't me with the problem, but TypePad.
Also, a huge thanks goes to Travis Benning. He put me in touch with DreamHost, and provided much in the way of assistance, tips, guidance, and support in setting up with them.
Since I manage many Web sites other than blogs (plus some blogs), and since I needed a host for those anyway, and since he helped me with a discount on hosting, I went with DreamHost as a Web host.
A special thanks to Matt at GoingToday.com for helping me acquire hosting equipment and for help with Windows 2003 Server setup. He is also a sponsor of this little blog. Go visit GoingToday.com and see what today's special is.
Despite running my own server, I've experienced some performance issues. Running six sites and two blogs from my own server has put a strain on it, and taken up lots of bandwidth. So, I've moved this little blog from my own server to DreamHost.
And moving from IIS to Apache has caused some issues because of how PHP is handled. Yeah, I wrote about that issue earlier. And one of the worst issues -- to me anyway -- is that I had to change the filename of all my posts. Which meant as many as 13,892 links (according to Technorati) could be broken.
Well, Christian Doeleman, answering my question on the DreamHost discussion forum, provided me with the solution. And it works! Thanks, Christian!
Now, have I left anyone out? Sure. Lots of folks. Like Richard at Hyscience (who gets so many e-mails that his mailbox keeps filling up and mine get rejected when I tried to thank him). And Kimberly. And ... okay, the list goes on and on. So I'm going to leave others out.
But I can't thank Don Surber enough for blogging for me while I was making the move.
But I do wish to thank everyone that has helped us limp through this moving process.