Joyent buys Textdrive
Update 2005-11-29: Bidwell crashed again today. I just can’t take it any more. Time to put other projects aside and begin the migration. Please don’t take this as a post condemming TxD, I love TxD, I love the support they provide for open source frameworks and applications. I love the support they’ve provided me. I will continue to host domains here, I just can’t have my primary domains (davidcrow.ca and heeney.ca here when the stability of bidwell is questionable, too many monkies doing bad things).
Joyent acquires TextDrive wowsers. Though the TxDers think they’ve merged with Joyent. Anyway, congratulations to Dean, Jason, Ryan, and the whole TextDrive gang. This is an incredible happening for software product designers and a hosting company. I’ve been drooling over Joyent for a while. The price kept me from using it, but as an enterprise, it’s like Basecamp , very easy to justify. I see the power, the convenience and the simplicity.
Now if only stability (or perceived stability) actually happens at the TextDrive division of Joyent. My domains are hosted on bidwell, and the reliability of this machine is less than I would like. It has been down twice in the past week (Bidwell crash and Bidwell and Barclay Crash). The frequency of the outages seems to be increasing, whether that’s because there are too many users doing bad things (I could be one of those bad users) or just unrelated. It’s unacceptable. I’ve bought a Dreamhost account, and I will begin migrating many of my domains over. It just feels like everytime I log on recently Bidwell has crashed. That’s may not be true, but it’s my perception, and perception is everything.