Lost in Migration/Translation

Posted on October 24, 2020 by Ed Medley

A couple of weeks ago, a colleague in Iran suggested gently that my bimrocks.com site needed some overhaul. He had found it useful when starting his research a few years ago but I thinks it should be improved. He is right, I realized abashedly. After far too many years of sloth, it is time to update all three of my sites. Update? More like give the sites a thorough cleaning, retrofit, remodel…

So, after about 15 years of loyalty, I decided to switch my websites-hosting from Yahoo Small Business. In a flurry of stressful effort I managed to migrate all three of my websites to a new, much improved Host last week: SiteGround. SiteGround makes migration really simple – normally. Except my sites were all awkward and one of them plagued with a mysterious problem that rendered it anchored to Yahoo.

I worriedly felt that that site was going to be Lost in Migration. (Remember the delightful Bill Murray and Scarlett Johansson movie Lost in Translation?)

But: SiteGround Tech help, instantly (chat) and quickly (via messages) available, finally managed to work around the problems. I am now all set up, email accounts moved, updated with new WordPress tools and happy that little content has been Lost, though some stuff has been altered by Translation.

I am happy to have left Yahoo. It has been 10 days and still the Support people did not solve the hardest problems, although the chatty staff sent me all kinds of cheerful words promising quick help and links to Help documents that I have read and re-read (but they ain’t helpful!) – but cherry chatter does not make up for lack of help.

So: Yahoo Small Business has Lost my Business. And it has lost yours too if you pay attention to my advice to keep away from Yahoo Small Business web hosting

With WordPress even more intuitive to work with nowadays, I look forward to editing my sites. Check back now and again! Feel free to leave Comments.

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sitting amidst crowds

I look up at lights solitary

stars accompanied

It has been 4 years       since I wrote anything on the website

here be a haiku written      in 2014 and retrieved    6 years  later

still not too-decayed.

Mayhap I am decaying…

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Festive Friday! (Creative Altruism)

I am taking a 6-week online course: “A Life of Happiness and Fulfillment“. It is actually a happy and fulfilling course. Lots of fun. The third week Assignment is “Creative Altruism” – an exercise in which I (and tens of thousands of other students around the world) do something cost-effective that adds some joy and excitement into the lives of three strangers. I chose to hand make three greeting cards by pasting a snapshot into each card and composing/writing a haiku inspired by each image. Continue reading

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seals (while sculling)

Seal pup and Mom (April 2014 Sculling  - E Medley)



slack drift with the tide
peekaboo seal pups tease me,
silent – but for sploshes


(Corkscrew Slough, Bair Island, Redwood City near low tide, April 29 2014)

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BART morning haiku (lady 2)


corn silk tucked behind
a peeking, gem-studded ear
– my day starts lovely

(April 28 2014, on BART – San Francisco Bay Are Rapid Transit – to Oakland)



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BART morning haikus (lady 1)


rumble whine and screech
my train clatters to Oakland
lulling me to sleep

une jeune fille skips on
gamine, pert – my eyes gambol
and I stay awake

 (April  18 2014. BART is the San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit light rail system.)
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N07h1ng 15 51mpl3

I just learned yet again: Nothing is Simple. Or in leetspeak: N07h1ng 15 51mpl3. (Leetspeak is short for “elite speak”: communication where a letters replace numbers or other characters. e.g.: “leet” in leetspeak is 1337).

But “N07h1ng 15 51mpl3” is perhaps more positive than Nothing  is Simple backwards: Simple is Nothing.

OK: time to go back to work.

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A positive (+) look on life this morning:

+1 = 1 year since my last post (50/20) which celebrated two important events – the most important being my 20th wedding anniversary. Continue reading

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50 years ago today John F. Kennedy challenged America to put a man on the moon within a decade. (Yes, I know: a man). And in 1969 it came to be, with a Giant Step for Mankind (Yes, I know. Man again). And the world view was forever changed. 20 years ago today, Julie married me. That was a Giant Step for Womankind; my world changed forever. 20 years later I am still over the Moon with happiness…

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clefts of reflection


romps, adventures, clatter

come as leafly rustles

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