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09.27.2005

My ISP Owes You an Apology

They do. Really. But they'd never make it. For the 20th time this year, or so it seems, Vinography was unavailable from the hours of 10:00 PM to 4:00 AM Pacific time last night. Supposedly this was due to my whole account being moved to a newer higher performing server, but I could swear they had done that already 6 months ago. In any case, if you attempted to reach the site last night and got an error, I apologize for the inconvenience, and promise that I am already in the process of finding a hosting provider that is actually in the business of providing service rather than downtime.

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