Migration to new domain finished

Just finished moving my blog from blogs.sun.com to my new domain at blog.netopyr.com. This was more work than I expected, especially because all of the links in the export file were broken and some of the source code listings. I hope I never have to do that again…

So far I do not regret it. But ok, let’s wait until I see my new Google PR. 🙂

The new blog runs on top of WordPress, which is just awesome. Easy to use, pleasant and user-friendly layout, tons of plugins and themes. What else could one expect? Polishing the theme was actually even fun. But that’s probably, because I know PHP, while I never liked Velocity.

Implementing the redirect was a little tricky, especially because I have only very limited access to the old server. But luckily I found another solution at Wikipedia, a meta refresh. According to Wikipedia, this is even accepted as a 301 permanent redirect by Google and others. That would be nice!