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The Traffic Jam (and the results of the last caption contest) will be out this evening. I’ve got another project I’m working on that will distract me for a couple hours at least.

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James Joyner
About James Joyner
James Joyner is Professor and Department Head of Security Studies at Marine Corps University's Command and Staff College and a nonresident senior fellow at the Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security at the Atlantic Council. He's a former Army officer and Desert Storm vet. Views expressed here are his own. Follow James on Twitter @DrJJoyner.

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  1. jen says:

    You mean you actually work? Come on…

    😉

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The HostingMatters blogs, including mine, were intermittently unavailable for much of the morning owing to an announced move of their equipment into a new cage. I had misread their message– thinking that the move was to occur at 10 p.m. rather than 10 a.m.–since it never occured to me they’d intentionally shut down during the day. In any event, the downtime was supposed to be less than 20 minutes.

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James Joyner
About James Joyner
James Joyner is Professor and Department Head of Security Studies at Marine Corps University's Command and Staff College and a nonresident senior fellow at the Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security at the Atlantic Council. He's a former Army officer and Desert Storm vet. Views expressed here are his own. Follow James on Twitter @DrJJoyner.

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  1. We were down for about… 20 minutes. And they did announce it every which way they could.

  2. James Joyner says:

    Interesting. Mine was down for quite a while–as was InstaPundit and PoliBlog, the ones I usually check to see if it’s a systemwide issue. And, yes, I got the announcements but just somehow read them as happening at 10 pm rather than 10 am.

    While a planned shutdown during a time when most people are likely to be awake is mildly annoying, I was just posting an explanation for why the site was down.

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I’m at the new job today and am going to be tied up with lots of administrative tasks all day. I also haven’t set up my OTB pop account on the new machine, so I won’t be responding to mail until this evening.

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James Joyner
About James Joyner
James Joyner is Professor and Department Head of Security Studies at Marine Corps University's Command and Staff College and a nonresident senior fellow at the Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security at the Atlantic Council. He's a former Army officer and Desert Storm vet. Views expressed here are his own. Follow James on Twitter @DrJJoyner.

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  1. joy says:

    Whoa. Congrats on the new job. That was fast! 😀

  2. OF Jay says:

    Congrats, Doc.

  3. Nick says:

    New job? Doing what? Teaching unemployed people how to find new jobs at laser speed?

  4. James Joyner says:

    Heh. See this post.

  5. Congratulations, James.

  6. keith taylor says:

    Last time I lost a job it was 9 months of cold baked beans before the new one. You must have, like, qualifications and stuff.

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I’m off to do accompany the inspector through the ridiculously overpriced townhouse I’ll be buying if all goes well. Back in a few hours.

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James Joyner
About James Joyner
James Joyner is Professor and Department Head of Security Studies at Marine Corps University's Command and Staff College and a nonresident senior fellow at the Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security at the Atlantic Council. He's a former Army officer and Desert Storm vet. Views expressed here are his own. Follow James on Twitter @DrJJoyner.

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  1. lefty skeptic says:

    Ridiculously overpriced townhouse? You must live pretty close to the Beltway (inside or outside), then ;-0

  2. Blogeline says:

    Don’t you just looooove the DC area !!!;-)
    We’re looking right now to buy a house/townhouse and it really upsets me because I feel I can’t buy anything where I would like to.
    I almost thought about Stafford or even Fredericksburg, but I really don’t have the time to spend in a car or on a train all day.
    Good Luck!

  3. No he doesn’t live that close to the beltway. A good 10-15 miles out. That’s the ridiculous part.

  4. lefty skeptic says:

    I meant “near” as in like, he doesn’t live in Missouri.

  5. James Joyner says:

    Missouri would definitely be cheaper!

    Oh, well. The salaries and opportunities are might greater here, although I’m not sure enough to offset the ridiculous housing prices.

  6. Aaron says:

    For all that money housing costs in the DC area, you might as well pay more to live close in and spend less time commuting every day.

  7. James Joyner says:

    True. I actually work in Dulles, so it’s like a 10-15 minute commute. It’d be further if I took a job in D.C.

  8. Katewerk says:

    Ok, I’ve a passing familiarity with your area, as one of my best buddies lives in Warrington, VA. All I can say, from my open sky vantagepoint in Saskatchewan, is that you’re all friggin insane for even considering living where you will spend a measurable portion of your waking life staring at the rear bumper of the car infront of you.

  9. jen says:

    As one who spends an inordinate amount of time in my car daily (average of 2-3 hours per day), katewerk, Saskatchewan doesn’t sound half bad at times. Actually, anywhere would be an improvement.

    So, what keeps me in the DC area?

    1. My family – I’m a native.

    2. Job prospects – as a federal employee the options are better here, although I have the option to relocate as well.

    3. There’s a lot to do. Being such a touristy area, there really is a ton of stuff to do. Not that I do it, but it’s there if I decide I want to.

    The positives far outweigh the negatives for me.

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I have returned from Philly. Blogging will commence again this afternoon.

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James Joyner
About James Joyner
James Joyner is Professor and Department Head of Security Studies at Marine Corps University's Command and Staff College and a nonresident senior fellow at the Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security at the Atlantic Council. He's a former Army officer and Desert Storm vet. Views expressed here are his own. Follow James on Twitter @DrJJoyner.

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  1. John Rogers says:

    Welcome back. Missed you.

  2. Paul says:

    Yeah, like I said in your farewell before your archive script ate it…

    With all the bloggers taking a vacation at once, I was actually having to get some work done.

    Glad that is over

    Paul

    Hope you enjoyed it.

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I’m going to give converting to Moveable Type a go. The site might go a little wonky while I’m learning and testing.

Update: Well, maybe not. The documentation for installing MT is the worst I have ever seen. Why they don’t have a simple set-up program like EVERY OTHER SINGLE SOFTWARE PROGRAM ON THE PLANET escapes me. Further, Hosting Matters doesn’t seem to let me actually access my folders directly from the web, which appears to be a requirement for the archane, manual setup routine MT requires–which apparently involves a raw edit on a dozen or more files. Absolutely bizarre.

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James Joyner
About James Joyner
James Joyner is Professor and Department Head of Security Studies at Marine Corps University's Command and Staff College and a nonresident senior fellow at the Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security at the Atlantic Council. He's a former Army officer and Desert Storm vet. Views expressed here are his own. Follow James on Twitter @DrJJoyner.