Wednesday, July 13, 2005

The Final Hurrah (.com, that is)



Well, after years of faithful service, the provider that served up my web space at Snabulus.com is calling it quits for web hosting. Hurrah internet services is hanging up its hat.

To their credit, they gave 30 days notice. Some Internet businesses disappear without a trace leaving a trail of financial wreckage in their wake.

The leading replacement candidate right now is Brinkster.com although the good folks at EcoSky make a compelling argument since they are a grid-connected solar company who resides here in Oregon. However, $4.95 per month vs. $13.50 is a bit of a jump. With organic foods, I pay the extra amount when it isn't more than 30-40% than non-organic. Having eco-friendly Internet is a similar thing. That extra $8.55 can add up to owning my own solar panel over time. The jury is still out though. I'm sure that Corn Cob Bob, that magnet of comment fun, would be happier with EcoSky.

We all do what we can...

Update: I decided to go with EcoSky because they are based in Portland and they gots them neato solar-type panels.

17 comments:

Nigel Tufnel said...

Run with it! Run with it like a little boy in a field!

Pandabonium said...

Oh no! You are on the Brink(ster) of the Last Hurrah?

Go with EcoSky. If you have cable TV service, cancel it. TV is rubbish anyway. Why pay for people to lie to you? That way, you can have your cake and eat it.

Homer Simpson said...

Mmmmmm, cake.

DewKid said...

Don't be so sure about Corn Cob Bob! After all, do you really know who is behind that mask?

Hannibal Simpson said...

Mmmmm, red-haired clowns.

Vulgarius said...

Eat your television!

DewKid said...

At least eat the Food Network!

... and todays secret ingredient ...

[drum rolls, and then the curtain lifts with so much dry ice "fog"]

"Greeeebs!"

[MUCH fanfare]

(if you've ever seen "Iron Chef"...)

BAM!

Ronald McDonald said...

Ha ha ha ha ha...
Ha ha ha ha

PEEK A BOO!!!!

The way that we weren't
Is what we'll become,
So please pay attention
While I show you some
Of what's about to happen...

PusBoy said...

I use icdsoft to host Virtual Pus. It's $50 a year, including domain name registration. And, each renewal year is only $45. Check 'em out at icdsoft.com. And, no, I don't get any referral fees. Their servers are in Hong Kong, I think, but I've only had one day of downtime in three years.

DewKid said...

I also use ICD Soft. Great servers, better customer support (guaranteed 1 hour response time - usually only takes them 2-3 minutes to respond to your service request!), and a cool control panel to boot.

It's also the first place I found that offered subdomains as part of their "personal" package.

http://www.icdsoft.com/

Don Snabulus said...

ICD looks comparable to Brinkster. Sounds like they are both good hosts. I decided to pay more and go local and choose the folks with solar panels, EcoSky.

If there is a problem, I can drive over and scream in their face. I can also splice their solar panels and charge up my car while I am screaming.

These are the kinds of things I have a right to expect from my web hosting provider.

DewKid said...

I added my comment before noticing that you had gone with EcoSky in your update - I wasn't trying to change your mind after the fact! (in case you took it that way) I did rather sound like an Advert...

BUT WAIT, THERE'S MORE!!!
EXTRA POWER!
MORE RELIABLE!
CLEAN SMELLING MEAT!

Anyway, going local is good. Support your community! ... and Solar ... Panels ......

Don Snabulus said...

I didn't mean to imply that you should think that you were trying change my mind before...wait...what the f**k were we talking about again?

Seymour said...

Clean smelling meat, and Low, low, low , energy prices. That's what Ronald want's you to think. You've driven through the desert between California and Arizona Robin, you've seen the miles of meat turbines. Huge towers with the victims of Ronald's vendettas framed vertically to passerbys. Living fan blades, shrieking as they generate power to a subhuman work ethic. Huge, antidiluvean duct-works spinning in concert to a foul masked clown? Pools of blood, hosed off the highway every Thursday. Is that your Paradise?? Is it? You make me sick!

Ronald McDonald said...

rrrrrRRRRRRRRRONALD!!!

Some Cannibal said...

mmm...clown burgers!

Anonymous said...

Eltigris growls: clown seeking meat turbines.... Krustification MmMmmmmmm meat blades fwopping thru the air... searching for the need of clowns.