… then the server move has been successful. You are viewing the same old dog blog on a new server host, with a shorter and more memorable URL:

http://cogdogblog.com/

and its RSS feed:

http://cogdogblog.com/feed/

If all goes well, all old links, RSS feeds, etc from the old host at cogdogblog.com/…../ will be automatically routed here. I will leave the redirects up for at least 6 months, if not longer.

Speaking of which, one gripe I have always had is when web developers move directories around, create new URLs and do not leave a forwarding note or path, and leave in their wake a long tail of broken links, bad search results, and a funky smell. If you are wise enough to be running an Apache server, it is bone easy to set up re-directs, if your server is set up to pay attention to .htaccess files. This is a simple file placed in the root directory of your server, and I am able to make any URL that starts with the old URL address permanently re-direct to the new one by adding a line on the jade.mcli.dist.maricopa.edu server:

This makes an automatic browser re-direct for any URL under my cdb/ directory to go to the new home.

And what a coincidence. I have written about this before. If you go to the old URL:
http://cogdogblog.com/2005/02/03/this-old/

as a living example, you will see in action what it does.

Web re-direction is something any web site manager should be able to handle without much effort.

The post "If You See This Post…" was originally thawed from a previous ice age and melted at CogDogBlog (http://cogdogblog.com/2006/01/if-you-see-this-post/) on January 5, 2006.

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