On August 6th, our domain name republicoflagrangia.org will expire. We have decided not to renew this domain. Our decision is based on the following reasons:
- We no longer want to financially support WordPress, due to their commitment to downgrading user experience;
- The name “Republic of Lagrangia” has already been obsolete for years but still people do not get it;
- We have registered a brand new domain name – which we will reveal later – and hence the whole “Republic of Lagrangia” / “Lagrangian Republican Association” brands will be retired.
Also we are still intending to leave WordPress(.com) all together. However, the move to new site will be part of a larger rethinking of our strategy and our rebranding. After 8.5 years we have to conclude that mere blogging is not the way forward in creating a movement.
This “blog” will remain online until August 1st, 2022, though no new content will be published. Only updates like this one will appear here. A few thing about our new site can be stated at this moment:
- The new site will be hosted in the EU and more precisely in the Netherlands, so it will comply with both EU and Dutch law;
- There will be no more ability to post comments. Our experience is that comment forms are often abused by spammers and also we have to deal with a lot of low quality comments as well the occasional trolls and cranks.
We wish you all a nice day and be safe!
WordPress.com has introduced some major changes and these are simple unacceptable. Hence we have no choice but to leave this unreliable and user hostile platform. From Juli 1st, both this site and Fascinating Future will move to a non-WP environment.
Though this site will not be updated, pending the new website (scheduled for August), I will continue writing and publishing stuff on my other site Fascinating Future.
On that site I mostly write about my own mundane science fiction, world building but also discuss certain developments regarding science & technology as well societal issues like Brexit.
It has been eight years ago when we decided to move to WordPress from blogger as our primary platform for spreading our message. Initially this proved a good decision as the number of visitors rose after our move and quickly this site got a small but loyal base of followers. Continue reading Service announcement
Over the last eight years have published a lot of posts dealing with a wide variety of topics on this site. Now the time has arrived the consolidate those into a book that puts forward my view of a better society for all.
Continue reading Status update
Some parts of the world already live in 2020, while others have to wait for another few hours. Anyway, we wish everyone a happy new year!
This will be an import year. In the summer I hope to migrate to a new, non-WordPress site. However, simultaneously I will be busy setting up my own IT Security business. So new content will be sparse the coming months.
As some of our regular readers might know, we intend to move to a new website. We have decided that WordPress is not suited to our needs. We are still considering several alternatives to WP.
As the main author of this site, I have good experience in working with Pelican for building websites for my own business. So I seriously considering this as an option for the new site. Though our original plan to move to Django CMS is still a viable option as well.
We will give further updates, when they are due.
Apparently people still use the old name of this site “Republic of Lagrangia“. However, that name has been retired for about five years now. The current name of this site is the Lagrangian Republican Association.
Today it has been 28 years ago that Linus Torvalds published the first version of the Linux kernel. This was the beginning of a IT revolution and is a milestone in the development of free and open source software. So we wish everyone a happy Linux day!
We have learned with great sadness and astonishment of the brutal terrorist attacks in Sri Lanka earlier today. The number of victims are exceeding that of many other attacks.
We want to express our sincere and deep condolences with the victims and those close to them.
We reject any kind of violence as a means to further one’s ends and we believe that any person should be able to express his or her personal believes freely and without fear.