The price of popularity

Posted on 7/2/2006 @ 12:18 AM in #Vanilla .NET by | Feedback | 287 views

My blog has been dead for the past 2 weeks.

Sorry it’s not my fault. You see, I had outsourced my blog to, and there was a limit of 15 G’s transfer on it.

Well I blew 30Gs in 2 weeks. :-/

So a big thanks to for giving me a place to hang my hat. A big thanks to for stepping forward to help.

What I did was, I took Shanku’s blog starter kit, and I bug-fixed it, and modified it, so now it has fantastic referral stats, permalink support, and Word 2007 integration (Yeah baby!!). The good news, all old links should work.

Also a big thanks to Rob Garrett for helping me out with Word2007 integration and http compression in his spare time. If you don’t already do so, I suggest you read his blog – he has a few good things to say about .NET

Now, this blog engine may be a bit buggy for now. But please let me know if you see something obvious that I need to fix. Also, once I am confident that this blog-engine is stable enough, I will release it (pending Shanku's approval) as open source.

What you can expect going forward is, a further integration into my main website at (As a good friend has already criticized me about, I don’t particularly like the look and feel my blog has currently, I think my main site looks better). But it all goes “step by step” – lets get the blog engine stable first. J

And now back to your regularly scheduled programming.

Sound off but keep it civil:

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On 7/1/2006 2:11:01 PM Jim said ..
Sheesh Sahil.. You change blogs more than underwear :)

Glad to see you back online :D

On 7/1/2006 2:37:55 PM Sahil Malik said ..
LOL Jim, hey man, I made sure that the audience of the blog wouldn't be affected. All links, including the RSS feed link work.

I don't know what would be it's equivalent in underwear changin' !!

On 7/1/2006 5:18:13 PM AsbjornM said ..
RSS might work as before, but what about your Atom?

This url is dead:

On 7/1/2006 5:56:45 PM Sahil Malik said ..

I disabled the atom :(. Basically I didn't want to maintain two URLs going forward. I am trying to ensure that no matter what - all URLs remain the same.

Now knowing that, if you still must use ATOM, it is at . :)

But I recommend switching over to Rss. Any reason you wish to stick with Atom?


On 7/1/2006 5:59:59 PM Sahil Malik said ..
Okay I've discovered one issue - "Views" are not accurate. UGHH!! More work.