As you might have noticed last week, including Halloween weekend, The Retroist had spotty service and then went down. The site has been growing as a decent pace over the last few months and Halloween was just too much for it too handle. So we had to move. It was a lot of work and a lot of late nights, but we are finally at our new digital home and it is glorious. I hope this is one we can count on for a while.
Some things have changed though (for now). I had to take some components of the site offline to figure out what effect they were having on the big picture. This includes some navigational elements and interactive buttons on the blog. You might have also noticed that the forums are offline currently. They are not dead, just off right now. They were getting a whole lot of traffic, most of it just curious readers coming over from google or other search engine, but a good amount of them were malicious. When I work out how to deal with them efficiently, the forums will roar back to life.
I am also going to be making changes to the Podcast. You used to be able to download all the episodes through iTunes and Zune, plus here on the site. That was a whole lot of bandwidth. To minimize that, I am moving all back episodes offsite to free file hosting mirrors and only the most recent three will be available. I am also exploring other options for the show like torrents and possibly seeing if people want to adopt and mirror specific episodes. I have already started changing over each show page. That should be completely done in a few days.
You might have already noticed that posts are starting to pick up again here on the blog and they will continue as always and look for a new episode of the podcast next week. Thanks to everyone for being patient during the last few days.
– Semper Fudge