Today and tomorrow I’m migrating Barnacl.es to NIRDHOST. The site has some config and deps that are painful on Heroku (mainly Sphinx for text search). This also significantly lowers my hosting cost, so I can keep running Barnacl.es as an independent community free of advertising.
Downtime tomorrow should be under an hour: I’ll take the site down, snapshot the database, restore it on the new server while DNS changes over, and then bring us back up. No posts, comments, or votes should be lost.
I’ll update this post when we’ve moved. Please do leave comments or email me (peter@ this domain) if you see anything break along the way.
Thanks for your patience.
2017-01-30 15:40 (CST): We’re back up and everything looks good. High fives all around.