All right, then

On June 13th, I had Facebook called up on my work computer when I got a Messenger ping from Jack Wylder asking why I used an “… unnecessarily long and complex URL” for my blog.

I shrugged — because as long-time Gentle Readers know, my interactions with the Elf of the Magic Box begin and end with placing a bucket of KFC in front of it and intoning, “Work!”

Jack responded by suggesting that I buy the domain name “The LawDog Files”, then came back a little later saying that I couldn’t because he and another friend had already done it for me.

I have to admit to being fairly gobsmacked by this time, which only got worse when he went and looked at my blog … and had some fairly trenchant opinions as to Blogger, Google, and the horse they rode in on.

I kind of shrugged … as mentioned above, computers aren’t my thing, and there are far more important things going on right now that require my attention.

Next day, I get another ping from Jack: “Hey, you should be seeing some activity in your PayPal account.”

Holy Mary, Mother of God. At about 0900 hours on June 14, we had enough money for the blog to be switched to a saner host, paid for in perpetuity, and all associated costs covered, forever.

Thank you, guys. You have no idea how much that meant to me.

So, here we are.

It wasn’t the easiest move — my Blogger theme was from 2006, and probably a bucket of spaghetti code — and we’ve got some housekeeping and tweaking to do, but I like it.

Welcome to the new blog. I hope you enjoy it.


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15 thoughts on “All right, then”

    1. Gentleman. Scholar. Man among men. Women adore him. Manatees want to BE him.

      1. Well, I’m not sure about manatees wanting to be him. But I think that he is an honorary manatee.

  1. Very nice! Looking forward to seeing what you do with the place now that you have a tame Wilder on your team.

  2. It’s nice to see your blue Italics still substituting for blue fountain pen cursive.

  3. Dear Sir,

    Delighted to see the update, and hope you and yours are well. I have been reading Lawdog files to my wife after supper for some years now, interspersed with some Gerald Durrell, some Thurber, and a few other favorites. They are a source of considerable joy to us, and I have Kindle versions of the books, bought right about the time they came out. Would be happy to buy them again, from a new source, as necessary.

    Your two Dispatcher tales should be included in any Best Of file.

    And, just out of morbid curiosity, what WERE you planning to do with a banana tree trunk, four inter tubes, a chicken, and a peanut sack, before the Brigadier-Captain showed up?

  4. Looking at the new digs! I like the joint, Mr. Dog, looking sporty! What’s the word on your books, so I can buy them and YOU get paid? Waiting w/ baited breath – tuna, you know…..
    Enjoy it, sir. You’ve earned all of it
    Your obedient correspondant, John

  5. Will you be porting over all the old lawdog files to the new site? There were a number of the old posts I liked to go back and reread occasionally. Especially the one about Eduardo DelaDancefloor and his .25ACP hole puncher…

    1. They should all be around here somewhere. We’re still unpacking all the boxes, but I’m pretty sure we cleaned the old place out and got everything on the truck.
      (I’m going to need to CrowdSource candidates for the ‘Best Of’ tab, so if you have suggestions please comment on that page)

  6. It’s a little different, but there are enough similarities that one can relax. Kind of like moving your old comfy furniture into a new house.

  7. Lookin’ good, Mister Dog!

    Actually, pretty much the same as the old version.

    “Upgrades” don’t have to be “entire reboots of everything”, after all…

    Are there going to be links to the North Texas Irregulars or OldNFO’s YubTub channels?

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