After having been online for about 9 years now, i am being forced to take s11n.net offline. I.T. salaries in Europe have stayed flat since over 10 years while the cost of living increases practically weekly, and i can no longer afford to shell out some 300 Euros/year for hosting (my effective salary is probably half of what i made 10 years ago, despite having increased my skills/effectiveness by over 10x). i will TRY to get the blog ported over the wanderinghorse.net (my (MUCH cheaper) primary hoster) but i seem to have been shut out of shell access at this account and am too old and tired to deal with it, so it might just get deleted.
i cannot yet say WHEN it will go offline. i will cancel the contract in the next week or two but things like this take time in Germany, and it might take anywhere from 2 weeks to 3 months or more before it goes dark.
It’s been fun, but it has gotten too expensive to justify. If you do in fact follow this blog or my other works, please continue to do so over on android.wanderinghorse.net, which is my current blog. The other wanderinghorse.net domains still house my various projects, and s11n will eventually move over there (where hosting costs less than 1/6th of what i pay at 1&1), but the domain itself will probably not (because 1&1 intentionally makes it really painful to get out from under their thumb).
—– stephan beal