May 9th, 2019

What!? LiveJournal is actually owned by Russian company now? (and has been for a while)

Originally published at 狗和留美者不得入内. You can comment here or there.

I had noticed before that LiveJournal was more “Russian” than usual. Only today did I find out that it’s actually owned by a Russian company, hosted in Russia.

How did I find out? Well, it occurred to me that I might want to back up this blog more. Fault tolerance, high availability, single point of failure (SPOF), blah blah blah all those distributed systems buzzwords. I’m just one person. I could suddenly end up gone. WordPress could also potentially forcibly shut down this site.

So I asked somebody to possibly replicate some of the stuff on here on Sina. I did make another WordPress under the suggestion that me and a few others create a joint blog, but nothing’s come out of that. So yes, another WordPress helps too, but that’s not as diverse. Ideally, make a github.io (I already have one, and have hardly anything on there) with version control and pull requests. I didn’t have the time/energy and plus there is value in concentrating and accumulating more into one place, as far as media goes.

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