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Wednesday
Nov142012

Squarespace and Hurricane Sandy

Most folks probably do not know, Squarespace is our publication platform from the outset, back in 2006 when we started our publication we started with Squarespace. 

Its worked very well for us from the outset, its not free, never was, but its reasonably priced with superior service, and capabilities, it works well for us, and we have always recommended Squarespace to folks seeking a publishing platform. 

We have known for quite some time, the servers for Squarespace are in Manhattan at Peer 1.

Its seamless, its easy, we have the entire 6 years of the publication available, at all times.

Here is the deal:

In our case, we first experienced the minor effects of Hurricane Sandy in the Caribbean, if you have ever been close to a hurricane situation, its memorable, and the distinguishing signs in the sky and clouds are unforgettable. Our comments varied from, its pretty late in the hurricane season, we are quite a bit south what is it doing here, to this system is huge its been affecting this area for 3 days.

In our situation in the Caribbean on the 4th day the birds were chirping early in the morning, the sun came out after an hiatus of a few days, we were on "time off" for more than a week, and purposely disconnected, its all cool. 

Knowing that the trajectory of hurricanes is unpredictable, and being impressed by the shear size of this system, we casually followed the path of Sandy heading north. Once it became clear that land fall would be in the New York City area, we knew that it would be a dramatic event with a dire aftermath, this thing was big in the Caribeans, and got bigger. 

We commented "How often will we experience the mild effects of an hurricane in the Caribeans, and home in Toronto?" 

In the meantime as Manhattan was flooded, the folks at Squarespace immediately started scrambling to maintain power to the servers, we just imagine, floods, generators running low on fuel, securing alternate generators when everyone else wants to same thing.

The folks at Squarespace made an heroic effort to keep this publication up during extreme conditions, and never relented until it was under control.

The chronology of Squarespace and Hurricane Sandy

To all the folks at Squarespace....Thank You!