Blog Transition is Complete

Thank you for your patience last week while we’ve transitioned the blog to the Rene Herse web site. We’ve moved all the old contents – blog posts and comments – to the new site, so everything continues to be available.

If you’ve bookmarked a blog post, the link no longer works. Replace the old web address and date with ‘,’ and you’ll be able to find your bookmarked posts. Below are the new links to six of our most popular posts:

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I hope you’ll continue to enjoy this blog!

8 Responses to Blog Transition is Complete

  1. Steve Madden December 2, 2019 at 2:19 am #

    Just a heads-up– links within old blog posts may no longer function if they haven’t been updated. See the links at

    Thanks for all you do!

  2. Matteo December 2, 2019 at 8:24 am #

    It’s a pity that this transition broke all of your links. Wouldn’t it be possible to set up a proper redirection? It’s not only about peoples bookmarks, which are relatively easy to fix, but all the links across the internet are not going to get updated…

    You still have a *lot* of broken links yourself, in the contents of your blog articles and even on the shop item descriptions.

    • Jan Heine December 2, 2019 at 10:02 am #

      Setting up relinks for more than 800 articles would be tough. We’re going through the site and relinking things as we find them.

      • Zeno Lee December 2, 2019 at 11:04 am #

        if you have ssh/terminal access to your site host, I can send you a one-liner command that will do this for you. You can do this with the “sed” command

      • Matteo December 2, 2019 at 2:44 pm #

        I was not thinking about redirecting each article manually, rather to write a redirection from the old site that strips the date part at the front. (Alternative: set up the new site so that it uses date prefixes?)

        I don’t know what is feasible technically with your setup, but it really is worth a try, IMHO. (Computer scientist speaking here.)

      • David Hilton December 3, 2019 at 8:15 am #

        You could also do a url rewrite:

        goes to:

        Using an apache rule like this (not fully tested, also may have formatting issues):

        RewriteEngine on
        RewriteRule “(.*)\/blog\/[0-9]+\/[0-9]+\/[0-9]+(.*)” “$1$2”

        • David Hilton December 3, 2019 at 8:17 am #

          RewriteRule “(.*)/blog/[0-9]+/[0-9]+/[0-9]+(.*)” “$1$2”

          That should strip the blog and date info from any links that have /blog/ in them.

  3. David December 2, 2019 at 2:53 pm #

    Thank you, I really appreciate all the info published in your blog over the years.
    A part of the problem is that old links out on the net no longer resolve, and there are many hundreds or more.
    Not only is the domain now different, but the sub-directories based on date are gone..
    i.e. what was
    is now
    There should be either a fairly easy manual way to redirect the original to the new, or perhaps a WordPress plugin. Until then these links from other sites will stay broken permanently.. not a good state of affairs..