Short form: I have to move my office, so the LangaList will be shut down for a while. Subscriber email will not— cannot— be answered for a while; andthere’ll be no new issues published. There also are other factors at work (see below), so the combined downtime will be significant— at least 6-8 weeks. I *will* get to your letters and subscription service requests, but PLEASE EXPECT A SIGNIFICANT DELAY.
Long form: My wife and I are moving to a new house. That’s normally disruptive enough, but I also work from a home office, so it’s a double hit: Not only are we moving our personal stuff, but I also have to shut down the office, move it, and set it up afresh, in the new location; with new networking, a new ISP, and all that stuff. We also have to get our present home ready for sale; and will need a little time just to catch our breath.
Because everything’s going to be torn apart anyway, I also hope to rebuild parts of the newsletter publishing operation, including how the issues are put together, the mail-delivery infrastructure, and more. It’s a major, major overhaul; I’m rethinking *everything,* from the ground up. I have to tear everything apart anyway, so now’s the time to do it.
After this issue, I’ll start packing this office, and will be offline for quite a while. Again, the downtime will be significant— 6-8 weeks anyway. During the hiatus, I will NOT be able to answer reader mail and will NOT be able to process subscription service requests. I’ll collect your mail, however, and when I’m back up and running, I *will* get to your letters and subscription service requests, but PLEASE EXPECT A SIGNIFICANT DELAY.
The public Langa.Com site ( http://langa.com/ ) and the private Plus! subscriber site ( http://langalist.com/plus/ ) will remain live and available for the duration; they should not be affected at all.
Please be patient. I normally try to keep my personal life out of the newsletter, but sometimes, it’s just not possible. <g>
Again: I will be offline for quite a while— 6-8 weeks or so. I *will* get to your letters and subscription service requests, but PLEASE EXPECT A SIGNIFICANT DELAY.
Thank you, and please enjoy this SPECIAL ISSUE in the meantime!
(BTW, if anyone wants to buy a waterfront house in coastal New Hampshire, just an hour from Boston, with a pretty nice home office space…. <g> http://13williams.com/ )
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