Scratchbomb: IT’S ALIVE!

So after many, many days of hair pulling, wall punching, and extremely intense sitting, Scratchbomb has been migrated to a new blog environment. I believe this will be better for both you the reader and me the post-talkin guy in the long run. The details are way too nerd-tactular to go over, and I’m already too traumatized to want to. Suffice to say, I wouldn’t have done all this labor if I didn’t think this would make the site stronger and taller.

I’d like to say I did it all by myself, but that would be a dirty lie. Major, major kudos to Eric Simon of Amazin’ Avenue and Jeff Lyons of Used Wigs, both of whom lent their expertise to the process. Without them, I am sure that I would be dead by now, or at least very annoyed.

99.99% of everything that was on Ye Olde Site is now here. However, there are a few items of note that will be corrected in the coming weeks:

  1. Redirects from the old post permalinks to the new ones have not yet been completed. My attempts to automate this process failed, meaning I have to do it manually for virtually all of my posts, all 900+ of them. This will be done but, as you may suspect, will take a while. In the meantime, all old links still work, but I have already completed redirects for a number of posts that are near and dear to my heart, such as all the entries in the 1999 Project series.
  2. Comments on the old site were done by Disqus, as are comments on the New Site. Right now, old comments are in limbo, but they still exist, and I am working on trying to get them integrated in the proper places in this new environment.
  3. Posts with audio do not have embedded flash players right now. I should be able to remedy this very soon.
  4. Thanks to differences in coding/image embedding between Movable Type and WordPress, posts with “dialogue” are all jacked up. This too will be remedied as soon as possible.
  5. Most but not all of the internal links for The Best Show Logs should work. I will probably be revising the layouts for these pages very soon, so I’m not super concerned about this, but I wanted you to be aware of it.

One more thing to note: During site migration, I noticed that the new blog environment had two fewer posts than the old one. I have no idea which ones they are, and if I compare the two sites to one another one more time, I will lose my mind. So if you’re an eagle-eyed reader and you happen to notice something missing from the new site, drop me a line. And do the same if you spot anything else that looks weird or out of place.

Thank you for your continued support. Excelsior!

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