… 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:


and its RSS 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:

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.

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An early 90s builder of the web and blogging Alan Levine barks at CogDogBlog.com on web storytelling (#ds106 #4life), photography, bending WordPress, and serendipity in the infinite internet river. He thinks it's weird to write about himself in the third person.


  1. Yes, I notice that too. The Redirect HTTP status code sends a message that the URL change is permamant, so smart software like NetNewsWire and Google can automatically adjust links as well.

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