Mood: on fire
Topic: "Tripod Hackers?"(9)
Frodo has always admired the word inertia. In some ways, it describes Frodo and his dogged determination to see something through to conclusion. Similarly, it poses the question once suggested by Bert Lance, "If it ain't broke, then don't fix it." Mr. Lance, it should be added didn't last long in the job.
Should all things remain the same, Frodo has planned to keep on typing, but he is facing technological challenges incubated by people who communicate poorly. He has been informed that the server he has been using lo these many years is being "deprecated" (whatever the Hell that means). This leads, if Frodo guesses correctly, to someone requiring him to try the "new and improved" model, free for the first 90 days, then invoicing him for twice the amount he has committed to his projects in the past.
In all candor, Frodo has long known that he has paid money for services usually offered for free. Inertia has been the tool that kept things to a venue of limited change for frequent value. If inertia is removed, then Frodo is going to have to decide how to proceed. Frodo does not envy the prospect of additional hours before a personal computer for the mere purpose of filling in the forms required. Be forewarned, if anyone is still out there, that a measure of change may be at hand, at least as long as Mount Doom encapsulates a threat to Hobbits, everywhere.
If you look for Frodo, and cannot find him keep trying. He'll find a way to clear your path and to open the Black Gate. If you keep on keeping onto these pages without problems, then Frodo will try, even harder, to make the trip worthwhile.