We’re on the move

The great Jacques Chester is moving on. For those of you who don’t know Jacques; he is a god. He has quietly hosted and run the Cat over many years. He saved my sanity during the last great server crash. But … all good things come to an end.

So finally, in conclusion, this is the end.

No. Not the end of the Cat.

Soon we will be moving to a new host. Actually back to our last ‘in technical exile’ location. How things will look and work out I’m not sure. So there will be some dislocation costs and short term annoyances.

Soon enough, however, we’ll be back to normal; conspiring to overthrow the government, waiting up all night for Tom’s cartoons, slagging off anyone and everyone who has it coming, debating, shouting, and more or less adding to the great conversation of humanity.

Thank you Jacques (thank you, thank you, thank you) – you have been awesome. Many, many people are in your debt. Good luck with all your endeavors … and don’t be away from New York the next time I come to visit. There are bourbon tasters to be sampled.

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67 Responses to We’re on the move

  1. Percy Popinjay

    Sterling work, Mr Chester and much appreciated.

  2. Much appreciated, Sinclair.

    I’d say that it’s been a pleasure, but we are talking about WordPress.

    It’s definitely been interesting to host such a diverse bunch of blogs over the years.

    As for Bourbon: Kings County Distillery has tours…

  3. H B Bear

    Thanks Jacques. I hope the hamsters enjoy their retirement. Don’t sell them to mUnty and tell him they are squirrels.

  4. Sinclair Davidson

    Awesome – the American whiskeys that you get in North America are really good. So we’ll do that when I’m next in NYC.

  5. Delta A

    conspiring to overthrow the government, waiting up all night for Tom’s cartoons, slagging off anyone and everyone who has it coming, debating, shouting, and more or less adding to the great conversation of humanity.

    That’s the Cat. And we love it.

    Thank you, Jacques, for your tremendous contribution.

  6. Megan

    Good luck, Mr Chester. The Cat is a beacon…well, not exactly of sanity given the regular attendance of Monty and his compadres…of learning, at least for me. The Cert III JC Mastery of Invective award holds a treasured place in my heart.

    Enjoy new horizons and new adventures. Hopefully , WP will not feature highly.

  7. Ditto from Spartacus. As they say in America, thank you for your service. If only you could board planes first. Or can you?

  8. Entropy

    Thanks for this great service over the years, Mr Chester.
    And you too Sinclair Davidson.

  9. Bruce of Newcastle

    Thank you Jacques (thank you, thank you, thank you) – you have been awesome.

    Seconded, thirded and fourthed!

  10. calli

    Jacques, you are a treasure. Peddling so hard to keep this place going, sweat pouring from your noble brow as you toil for Freedom.

    I would offer you a tailormade mankini as a parting gift, but you will have to be content with a 💋.

    Bless you sir.

  11. I much appreciate your good works over the years, Jacques.
    I hope you will have a better pension plan than the routine Doomlord miserly stipend. Minions such as yourself deserve much more.

  12. Gibbo

    Thank you Jacques. If you guys need some help then please sing out. I’ve moved a few WordPress sites before. 🙂

  13. Ellen of Tasmania

    Thank you Jacques (thank you, thank you, thank you) – you have been awesome

    Ditto, Jacques. Blessings upon you. And Sinclair.

    It’s an unruly mob you have managed and we really are grateful.

  14. JC

    Best of luck Jacques and thanks for the work you did.

  15. Chris

    Jaques, your support gave us a lot. Thanks!

  16. herodotus

    Special legion d’honneur award for Jacques from all of us. A magnificent job in the face of unruly forces – and wordpress.

  17. MsDolittle

    What most bugs me is when people decide to play morality calculus poker.

    Me too. Thanks Jacques.

  18. Billie

    There are gods amongst us

  19. hzhousewife

    Thank you for your efforts on our behalf Jacques, please enjoy your pastures new and green.

  20. Peter Castieau

    Well done Mr Chester this is a great site.

    Jacques is name I’m familiar with, as lots of (mainly) work colleagues call me Jacques because of my surname.

    All the best to you.

  21. egg_

    Thanks for this great service over the years, Mr Chester.
    And you too Sinclair Davidson.

    +1

  22. Shy Ted

    Merci Jacques, magnifique. Pardonnez moi, zat ees all zee French I know.

  23. stackja

    Thank you, Jacques. Now we await the:
    Rollin’ rollin’ rollin’
    Keep rollin’, rollin’, rollin’
    Though the streams are swollen
    Keep them dogies rollin’, rawhide
    Through rain and wind and weather
    Hell bent for leather
    Wishin’ my gal was by my side
    All the things I’m missin’
    Good vittles, love and kissin’
    Are waiting at the end of my ride

  24. RobK

    Thanks for this great service over the years, Mr Chester.
    And you too Sinclair Davidson.

    And from me too.
    Cheers.

  25. Cassie of Sydney

    Toda Raba Jacques and also to you Sinc.

  26. JohnA

    Yes, thank you, Jacques, from a scant poster, more often a lurker.

    I hope it is a compliment to say I have hardly noticed your work. Whenever I have fired up my Chrome, the site has always been available. My internet connection itself – not so much…

  27. Steve Kates

    My thanks to Jacques as well. The running has been seamless and to a fantastic standard. It is hugely appreciated.

  28. Boambee John

    Many thanks for the blog, Doomlord and Jacques.

  29. Colonel Crispin Berka, Kings' Fusiliers Corps.

    Thanks, Jacques. The IT Guy is always the unsung hero of the blogosphere glitterati.

    Any chance before you go you could extract a portable snapshot of the Liberty Quotes database?
    It’s something which could be bundled up and carried in someone’s phone on the off chance one is out in the woods and needs just the right sort of remark to cut down a lefty interloper.
    I did something like this once in an unofficial capacity, but an official CatallaxyFiles Liberty Quote App would be a frightfully useful addition to the Google Play Store, hint hint.

  30. Pedro the Ignorant

    Round of applause for Jacques and the overworked hamsters who kept the wheels spinning all these years.

    Fair winds and following seas, Sir.

  31. max

    Mr. Jacques Chester; thanks, all the best and good luck

  32. Oi!
    Jacques!
    Before you piss off into the land of the never ending Bourbon bottle, give us back our strike through button, you thieving bastard!

  33. Baldrick

    With any luck they’ll have you on the next Queens Birthday Honours List.

    Sir Jacques Chester- Knights Companion to the Grand Cricetinae
    For services to the Cat and hamster wheel innovation.

  34. Procrustes

    Yes, indeedy, thanks Jacques. We thank you for your service.

  35. Sinc-wanted to get this admission up for your readers from the UN that education globally is to be used to train students to “think collectively, not individually. ” https://gemreportunesco.wordpress.com/2018/06/05/countries-need-to-prepare-teachers-better-to-teach-about-our-impact-on-the-environment/

    It’s in the cartoon graphic under Planet and fits with what I have been warning about for years now.

  36. Ubique

    Merci beaucoup, Jacques.

  37. None

    Many thanks, dear Jacques and best wishes for all your future endeavours.

  38. Leo G

    Soon we will be moving to a new host.

    We’ll surely miss Jacques. Josh and Lily not so much.

  39. OneWorldGovernment

    thank you Jaques and all the best wishes from me.

  40. Tintarella di Luna

    Thank you Jacques Chester, Catallaxy Files has been an revelation and to me you are the magician that wields the magic that Arthur C Clarke says is indistinguishable from sufficiently advanced technology and in this case, you’ve been dealing with WordPress so there’s that.

    Every best wish for the future.

  41. Tom

    A personal thank you, Jacques, for your generous all-hours help in dealings with me over the years. The Cat is now technically a well-oiled machine compared with the bad old days. The new web host will walk in your shadow.

    The Cat you built is an important part of this country’s political history. Thank you and good luck for the future.

  42. Perfidious Albino

    All the best Jacques. And thanks!

    I look forward to discovering in what form the Cat will be reincarnated…

  43. iain russell

    Au revoir, notre frère!

  44. mareeS

    Ditto all of the above. This is a unique place.

  45. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Let me join the usual suspects and wish you well Jacques.
    And say thank you very much for all you have done to keep the Cat yowling.
    Sinclair too. A very handsome Doomlord who must never leave us.

  46. Snoopy

    Thank you, Jacques. Thank you, Sinc.

  47. red breast

    I very rarely submit a comment on the Cat, but I read and enjoy every day. But I do want to say thank you very much Jacques and all the very best for the future.

  48. Tel

    I’d say that it’s been a pleasure, but we are talking about WordPress.

    After many years of struggle, this story might cheer you up (and explain a few things):

    https://venturebeat.com/2015/02/11/how-sleeping-6-times-a-day-helped-the-founder-of-wordpress-build-a-billion-dollar-company/

    Mullenweg took humanity’s polyphasic tendencies to its most extreme. Instead of just two cycles, Mullenweg did 6 sleeping periods a day (of about 40 minutes each), with about 2.5 hours in between each nap.

    “This was probably one of the most productive periods of my life. I wrote WordPress in that time,” he told Ferris.

    So Jacques, when you have a great idea for a software product, please get a good night’s sleep before inflicting it on the world. More code isn’t necessarily better code.

  49. Carpe Jugulum

    Well done 👍

  50. old bloke

    Thank you Jacques, thank you Sinclair.

  51. Nerblnob

    Well done Jacues.

    Let your next project be the streaming of live Cat Q&A forum comments over the ABC broadcast.

  52. Bad Samaritan

    Put an Open Thread up.

  53. Gab

    Yes thank you, Jacques. You’ve been very helpful and friendly when I’ve had issues with accessing the Cat in the past. Thank you for all (unpaid) efforts in keeping the Cat running xx

  54. Senile Old Guy

    The Cat you built is an important part of this country’s political history. Thank you and good luck for the future.

    Well said! Thanks be to Jacques.

  55. Motelier

    Thank you. Thank you very very much.
    I feel that I walk among the Gods when I am reading and commenting on the cat.

  56. Siltstone

    I have never had a single problem with Cat technology, thanks to Jacques. Well done indeed.

  57. 132andBush

    A blog where sanity reigns ( most of the time).
    Thank you for your efforts and all the best for the future.

  58. Bruce in WA

    Just … thank you.

  59. Confused Old Misfit

    Surely moving the site is a simple copy & paste? HAH! HAH! HAH!

    Thanks Jacques. Thanks Sinc. You both will persevere.

  60. Empire 5:5

    Grazie mille Signore Chester.

    Your contribution to free speech in this country has been epic.

    All the best for your future endeavours.

  61. DrBeauGan

    Thanks a million, Jacques and Sinc. It’s an astonishing site.

  62. Gilas

    Even infrequent posters such as I can’t let this one pass.
    Thanks a billion+ to you and Doomlord for all your hard work and expertise in running the best blog in the Solar System.

    PS: Here’s hoping you won’t, but if you ever need medical advice, you have my email..

  63. Damienski

    Go well, Jacques, with my compliments and gratitude.

    Your contribution to keeping the hamster-wheel running at the Cat has provided a glimpse of colour and sanity (M0nty notwithstanding) in an otherwise dreary and monochrome media landscape. More power to your arm.

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