So yeah. It looks like everything is now functional again. There were a few hours there where my RSS feed wasn’t working, but that should be fine now. The biggest pain in the ass however was figuring out how to change A records on DNS entries on my 1&1 webspace (an A record is what tells your computer that the server for xyz.com is actually 192.168.1.1 for example). Then, there’s the inevitable lag between the time you update the record and the time the new information is propagated through the DNS system (3-24 hours). Then, there’s the delay after you realize you messed up and gave the wrong IP address, so you have to go in and delete the old record, add a new one, and wait once again.
Tomorrow, I get into building my new media pc (go here for info on the box it will be running on)…I’ll keep you posted on the progress.