A New Beginning: memestream Has Moved!

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With my blog under attack from robotic comment spammers (video poker, viagra, etc.), and my email account all but crippled as a result, I have moved my blog from bethechange.org, where it has been hosted for the past two years.

Or I should say: my brother in service, Nipun, has moved it. He took the blue pill and fearlessly waded into the land of code — a place technotards like me dare not tread — and rescued the 175 postings I have made since this narcissistic exercise began. WordPress and I did the easy stuff.

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The URL will continue to be www.memestream.org. For those of you accessing this blog through mark.bethechange.org, please be sure to reset your bookmarks and RSS aggregators to www.memestream.org.

Over the next several weeks, I will be re-uploading many of the past entries from the memestream archive, and adding new posts as well. Happily, the spam comments will be a thing of the past. If the Dalai Lama can bear the Chinese no malice, then who am I to stay pissed-off at the robo-spammers? Still, I say: “Good riddance!”

Sadly, I will not be able to transfer the wonderful commentary — usually more insightful than the original postings themselves — that so many of you have contributed over the years, with respect to the old entries. I am hopeful that, starting today, you will re-establish the pattern of lively debate and provocative give-and-take which we have seen on this blog over the past two years. Let the comments fly!

1 Response to “A New Beginning: memestream Has Moved!”


  1. 1 viral 6 November 2006 at 11:20 am

    finally, the comments can flow again! :-)


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