Today this – and several of my other sites – cease to be hosted on my own dedicated server – my own ‘box’. Today the operation shifts to a virtual dedicated server, on a shared ‘box’. This is a sign of the times, in many ways, as hosting other people’s websites has become a big player’s game (long ago) and I am rather too busy in ivory towers to spend much time on something that has become something of a hobby. Virtualisation, moreover, is also a sign of the times, and this deal is a third of the price of the last one! Do I feel nostalgia? Well I never saw my own ‘box’ – it was kept in a locked warehouse in Nottingham, where the new, shared box, is, too. So no, no tears for the past.