Gut Rumbles

September 20, 2006

No Time

I'm not sure how much longer I can really keep this blog up. My discount $5/month dial-up internet is about to quit and we just can't afford anything else right now. I'd love to be able to update with old posts everyday but I can't. I may check in every so often if people still stop by just to give a quick update on how things are going with the family. Gut Rumbles just can't survive without Acidman.


Where do I send my donation?

Posted by: kartattack on September 20, 2006 07:32 AM

Best of luck and thanks for keeping it going as long as you did. Acidman would be proud.

Posted by: Florida Bill on September 20, 2006 08:58 AM

I'm with kartattack. Everyone here has been itching to give money to *someone*. Ask Paul -- we harassed the crap out of him about donations when he came to chat.

Posted by: Adam Lawson on September 20, 2006 09:03 AM

Well hell I quit smoking when I heard the news...I've saved 500 dollars already (!) and would love to contribute.
I just got back from my first visit to Georgia...wish I had done it earlier as meeting Acidman would have been a treat and a half!

Posted by: James on September 20, 2006 09:10 AM

You hang in there child and do ONLY what you are comfortable doing, time has a way of moving us on whether we want to or not. Just know that many of us still check here - to see if YOU need anything. Be safe and be HAPPY, it's what your Dad would have wanted!

Posted by: Merry on September 20, 2006 09:18 AM

Sam, GR can certainly stay up, and there are several ways it can be kept "alive" even if you're not able to drop in regularly. I'll get in touch later tonight to give you some options. Hosting and maintenance is taken care of, and the domain name has just been renewed, so all is fine on that front.,

Here's a question for regular readers who are on high-speed internet. Many broadband services also include a certain amount of 'roaming dialup" access for when the account holder is travelling. Do any of you have such roaming minutes that you don't need, that you could arrange for Sam to use?

If you think you might, please email me at lightanddark at gmail dot com and I 'll check into it and see if we can rig her up.


Posted by: Light & Dark on September 20, 2006 10:19 AM

How much space does it take?

Posted by: Laurence Simon on September 20, 2006 02:56 PM

it is still a daily read for me. come on, people, heads together here or sumpin'.

Posted by: richard on September 20, 2006 04:42 PM

Sam, drop in when you can - you'll be missed but I'm glad the site will stay up so we can go back and read when all the old posts.
Hugs from Canada...

Posted by: Lisa on September 20, 2006 06:06 PM

You should do what you need to do. Take care of yourself and your family. Life will go on. Best wishes in whatever you do.

Posted by: Kevin on September 20, 2006 08:19 PM

... the site definitely needs to stay up.... let me know what you decide and I will help out however I can...

Posted by: Eric on September 20, 2006 08:26 PM

Don't worry, y'all... Gut Rumbles ain't EVER goin' anywhere.

Rob told me before he went into Willingway that he wants it to stay up and so it shall.

Posted by: Stevie on September 20, 2006 08:43 PM

I have been a long time lurker on this site, and certainly wouldn't even pretend to have known Rob as so many of you do, in fact the only other times I have posted here was in disagreement with something that Rob had said - that's what was so great about the blog. It challenges one to think , to get excited about something, to make you want to respond ! I would hate to see that stop , but with that said, I can certainly understand Sam - why you just need to take care of you right now and move forward -, and If I may be so bold as to say, I think that many would happily figure out a way to keep the site up and even take turns hosting it say week about or something - where they post one of your dads old posts and perhaps their own thoughts to that post . I think that many have just taken that step back as they believed it was for you to make that decicision as to what happened. I hope that it does remain up and old posts- re posted .. I will still be checking in, reading and getting silently worked up *lol* - on the views shared at times.

Do take care Sam - and I as nothing but a lurker so know that you aren't alone ...


Posted by: l_rissa on September 21, 2006 01:43 AM

If a fund to keep Gut Rumbles rumbling were established ... given the stats Stevie posted ... I'm sure at least a few of those people would be more than willing to send in a measly $1 check, which more than covers the cost.

Rob meant a lot to a lot of people ... if Gut Rumbles were closed down and boarded up, ugggh ... that would be our last link to him ... we'd be cut off completely. Which would suck, and I'm not trying to be selfish or anything (okay, I am, maybe just a little), but if there were (and there is!) a way to keep it up, I'd love to help.

Posted by: Erica on September 21, 2006 08:37 AM

I'd be happy to host it for free, since I've got my own server, or help out any other way I can. If you need help, just send me an email.

Posted by: Rube on September 21, 2006 09:39 AM

ohhh, now when I just learn to know you. I hope it gets sorted out in one or another way.

Posted by: Kirsten Namskau on September 21, 2006 02:03 PM

Please don't shut it down Sam. Even if you don't have time to update, it should stay up as a momument to your Dad. A sort of cyberheadstone. People would certainly contribute to keep it going and any excess would be happily donated to yourself and Quinton when he comes of age. Perhaps you could set up a trust account that could receive the funds and hold half of anything over operating costs until Quinton turns 21. I'm sure everyone would be happy if you kids benefited and it would be a tribute your Dad would approve of.

For myself, I don't care if it's never updated again. I haven't even scratched the surface of the archives and I use the blogroll all the time.

Think about it anyway. Hope you and Stacey are well.

Posted by: Libby Spencer on September 21, 2006 02:54 PM

Be sure to back up all of your dad's posts. One time he changed services and thought that he had lost all of his old posts, but he was saved by someone who had archived them. If you stop the site, these posts could be blown away, so take precautions. Best wishes to you.

Posted by: Woody on September 21, 2006 08:46 PM

If the issue is your internet access I can probably help. I am on broadband, but I have kept my AOL dial-up account for several years because it is my grandmother's only access to the internet, and I don't plan on getting rid of it any time soon because of that. I am sure I have an open screen name or two, I would be more than happy to let you use that. Send me an email if you are interested.

Posted by: Richard on September 22, 2006 09:04 PM

Hosting is handled.

Only thing (that I know of) to be worked out is what is to be done here in the future.
Like, for instance, having it set up to "rotate" posts every so often or what Sam was doing with manually reposting stuff.
Or nothing.

And, eventually, it will all be restored, "lost" archives and all, including all the spam bullshit being removed from the comments of older posts.

Gut Rumbles really is safe for perpetuity.

Rob wanted it left up in case Quinton is ever interested in seeing it (if no other reason) and, because he wanted that, so it shall be.

(For once, it is gonna be that simple, that easy, for Rob to have what he wants. You can bet on it.)

Things have been kind of at a standstill lately because Paul moved and he only just now got the (stupid) phone company up there (in Canada) to get his phone connected correctly. (Til now, his voicemail would accept messages but he couldn't get them, nor did he have actual "phone service" at his home, hence he's had no access to his computer. )

Soon, Gut Rumbles, as well as my own place, will be moved, settled, restored (redone, in my case) and extraordinarily well-managed.

And, if I'm not mistaken, Paul already does have Gut Rumbles backed up. He's been doing maintenence here for the last coupla years for Rob and doing backups is part of what he does.
(My site, too. That's how I know. *grin*)

So, relax, y'all.
We'll all always at least have Gut Rumbles.

Thank Christ.
(And Paul.)

Posted by: Stevie on September 23, 2006 05:05 AM
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