My good, if backward, friend Ed has been missing from the blogosphere for about the last six months. If you didn't notice, don't feel bad. He only disappeared for me, or so it seems. For whatever reason, WordPress took a disliking to my IP address, and I could only view Ed's blog erratically for most of the year and not at all since July. Whenever I'd open the page, it would say there were no entries. I knew there were entries from looking in the Google cache or viewing his site via ssh from another computer, but any of the computers on my network — Mac OS X, GNU/Linux or Windows — could not view it regardless of browser.
This was doubly frustrating since I host his site.
Fortunately, Ed had agreed back in July to make himself a willing guinea pig for SAFARI 2, the same software that runs asisaid, and will be running at least four other sites within the next two months. I decided to make Ed's blog the first site — other than asisaid — I'd actually deploy SAFARI 2 to. It was a bit of a puzzle to figure out how to convert the WordPress database, but he is now up and running with a nice theme he designed that matches his two other sites.
The best part of all of this is that I can actually read his blog again!