Netflix Is Keeping Profiles

A couple of week ago, Netflix announced that they were dropping the feature called “profiles.” With profiles, you could setup separate sub-accounts for other family members, and assign some number of DVD’s to each profile. We’re on the four-at-a-time plan, and I setup a profile for my son Thomas, with one DVD assigned to it. This means that he has his own queue with stuff he wants to watch, and his stuff isn’t mixed in with mine. It worked beautifully.

And then about two weeks ago, Netflix announced that they were killing the feature in order to make the service “better” for everyone, or some such crap. I complained to them. Apparently lots of other people did, too, because about 10 minutes ago I received an email from Netflix that made me very happy.


It’s really nice when companies actually listen to their customers.

Setup With SliceHost

Some of you know that I left Jobkabob at the beginning of June, to work for Spectrum K12 School Solutions. It’s going well, thanks. For the past three years or so, my blog has been hosted on a Jobkabob server, but since I was leaving, I had to find another home for it. I was going to just buy a virtual server with GoDaddy, but a guy at work mentioned SliceHost, so I decided to check them out. I liked what I saw, and I am now running on a “slice.” Setup was painless and moving my blog was cake, since I moved it from one Ubuntu system to another. What was really cool was that within about 3 minutes of setting up the account, the “machine” was ready to go. I know they’re just cloning VM images, but it’s still neat. I like the price, too. It’s cheaper than GoDaddy and at least I don’t have to put up with all the crappy ads on GoDaddy’s site when I need to manage the machine. 🙂

So, if you’re reading this, then you are seeing the blog on the new server. If you’re not reading this, you won’t know it.

If you are in the market for a virtual server hosting solution, give SliceHost a look. And if you sign up, be sure to use my referral code so I get some lovin’ from SliceHost, OK?