Travis Smith: my resume, bio and photos back to the main blog page

If you’re reading this, Hop Studios has survived a very scary migration from their old sucky Web host, Jumpline (no link to them!).

We’re now hosted on our favorite Web host,  I absolutely love, and I’m mad at myself for not having moved all our sites over a year or more ago.  They’ve been extremely helpful, considering how complicated this migration was.

For the record, I had to move 6 databases, 8 domains, 5 subdomains, 7 blogs on 3 blogging tools, a whole bunch of cgi scripts, several gigs of files, a big pile of email accounts that all forwarded to each other and everywhere, and one extremely snazzy email-to-ftp-to-web page nightmare that seemed like a good idea at the time but now makes me think I was delirious when I wrote it.

If you ever need a Web host, definitely sign up with Nexcess.  After all that—the new site’s a lot faster, too.


“The sad truth is that most evil is done by people who never make up their minds to be good or evil.”

...who said it?

“Almost every American I know does trade large portions of his life for entertainment, hour by weeknight hour, binge by Saturday binge, Facebook check by Facebook check. I’m one of them. In the course of writing this I’ve watched all 13 episodes of House of Cards and who knows how many more West Wing episodes, and I’ve spent any number of blurred hours falling down internet rabbit holes. All instead of reading, or writing, or working, or spending real time with people I love.”

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“Live a good life. If there are gods and they are just, then they will not care how devout you have been, but will welcome you based on the virtues you have lived by. If there are gods, but unjust, then you should not want to worship them. If there are no gods, then you will be gone, but will have lived a noble life that will live on in the memories of your loved ones.”

...who said it?

“I play with variables constantly.”

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“Only the person who has learned Continual Love coming from a heart of Gratitude/Worship can effectively deal with the problem of loneliness.”

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