Dear Loyal Readers,
It’s been nearly five years since the big move from first moved domain names from Blogger to YUCS and we’ve had a great run on the ‘ol server. Sadly, the future of YUCS is uncertain at present1, which meant that I needed to start looking for actual paid hosting to handle both the blog and the Jewish guitar chords archive and then to port everything over.
Today I am very pleased to announce that the transition appears to be complete. Thanks to a great deal of hacking and the good support people at tweakedhosting.com, both the chords and guitar database are up and running at their new homes:
The new site for YUTOPIA is:
and the new feed is https://joshyuter.com/atom.xml.
The Jewish guitar chords can be found appropriately enough at:
For the time being YUCS is redirecting all traffic to the new site,2 but since I don’t know how much longer YUCS will be in operation, I’d like to ask if you could please update your links and feed subscriptions accordingly.
I don’t have metrics just yet, but it does seem the site runs slightly slower and loads a little weirder than before. On the plus side, I’ve sorted out most of the new glitches and thanks to the new system I’ve even added some cool features such as this nifty little new contact form for direct spam-free feedback.
It also seems to be a good time to update the Blogroll on the side. If you’d like to exchange links or if you’re already linking and would appreciate the reciprocity, please let me know.
Thank you all very much for your help and support. It’s been an exciting time lately, and it doesn’t look to be slowing down any time soon.3 I hope I’ll be able to continue sharing in the next adventures of my little YUTOPIAN world.
1. And if and when it ever does go down, I’ll write up a history. Tentative title: “From 501 to 404.” (Yes, that’s an obscure but relevant reference).
2. Some pages might not be working due to previous movabletype upgrades. I’ll fix those as they come up.
3. Another big announcement forthcoming, and no I’m not getting engaged.
Congrats on the new move across cyberspace; I hope your move in the physical world goes smoothly, too.
I for one would love to see a YUCS history, and I love the title, pure genius! I’ve been contemplating moving my blog from blogger to yucs, but maybe that’s not the wisest move considering its uncertain future. WordPress might be my next destination.
By the way, I updated the link to your blog on my page. Please add mine to your blogroll:
Thanks Dovid! Your link has been added.
Shaya actually sent me some links from back in the day, which really brought back some memories:
This is an incredibly useful website and thank you very much for all the jewish guitar chords! Please can you post the chords to the song, “Mareh Kohen”? thanks alot!