On the Road & Website Migration.

In preparation for a month on the road I’m migrating my webposts to something which is accessible online. While I still have one month to prepare for this reality, I will be blogging from the new site in the mean time in order to break in the new system and work out all the kinks. The neat part is I’ve also migrated all of my previous blog entries, and some of the comments onto the new site (minus those found in these posts.) Hopefully by the end of the month I’ll have all of these posts migrated as well, as well as the new podcast address up and working.
That new site is the root of this one. Simply
http://www.thecalifornias.org
*modified from theCalifornias to JohnMizell.com
The Chair Pagoda of Hohhot


Q) Why did you move away from Blogger in the first place?
A) Blogger is unreliable in China. When we first arrived it was blocked, then it was allowed again, and now it’s blocked again. So rather than mess with email posts and frustration with media uploads I moved to the computer based iWeb platform. It worked well enough, minus a couple of SNAFUs I enjoyed using it.
Q) Why are you changing sites again?
A) As noted in the message above, I want to be able to update my site while on the road. I cannot do that using iWeb, so I must migrate to a new system.
Q) What system are you using? Where is it?
A) I’m using a server-side client called WordPress. It’s a blogging platform that is widely used and supported. While I only have about 2 weeks expierence working with it, it seems like a robust program that may in fact replace my use of iWeb in the future. However, only time will tell.
Q) How did you get to be so awesome?
A) Practice.
If you’ve got any other questions, or see an errors I don’t seem to be fixing, let me know.
(Photo: A Pagoda of Chairs I constructed as part of my children’s English lesson)

My Domain

Our projects have finally reached their critical mass requiring – or some would suppose, encouraging, their own domain. Projects so extensive, particular, enthusiastic that they’ll need they’re own set of analytics, advertisements, business cards, billboards, and general buzz. A buzz much larger than this site is capable of handling. In response, we’ve decided to create that space in order to encourage growth and independence. Our chick is finally leaving the nest.

Welcome to ChinaClown.com

– our official GoLive date is set for June 1, 2009 at High Noon, Beijing Standard Time.