This site has been dormant nearly two years, with the most recent post made in June 2015. This post doesn’t really qualify as re-activating the site. But I did make some changes and it’s likely I’ll be posting here a bit more.
I moved this site to WordPress.com hosting when I shut down my Linode VPS in 2014. I’m back on a Linode VPS server and I’ve moved this site back to being a self-hosted WordPress site. I kept the same theme and didn’t make any cosmetic changes so it shouldn’t be noticeable.
The migration went remarkably well. There’s a lot of graphics and images missing from older posts, but these went missing when I imported them into the WordPress.com site three years ago. I never got around to fixing them at that time. This time I went through and removed the broken/missing images and broken links from the posts. I did indicate in the affected post that old images and links were removed. Most were of old and obsolete software. Missing images were fairly easy to find so I think I got all of them, there are probably broken links remaining since I didn’t really dig in to find them. Cleanup will continue.
I also changed the domain name. When I started the site back in 2006 the domain osquest.com wasn’t available (not at a price I wanted to pay), so I used theosquest.com. After ignoring solicitations to sell me the domain, osquest.com was dropped and I was able to register it a few years ago. I finally got up the nerve to make the change and now use this as the URL. All the redirects seem to be working.
I haven’t been able to test the RSS feed to verify that it redirects successfully. This post will let me know. But the site has been inactive so long I doubt anyone will notice. If you do subscribe via RSS I suggest you switch to the new feed to avoid future issues.
If nothing else, the site may see some activity as I write about the site move and WordPress setup.