Konnichiwa!

Hope you had a nice Thanksgiving holiday with friends and family. In between mouthfuls of turkey and beer, I was busy morphing the Samurai Appliance Repair Forums into our shiny new Samurai School of Appliantology at http://appliantology.org -- add this to your bookmarks and all those other presents under your Christmas tree.

The new School has been running for about three weeks now. The Great Forum Migration (GFM) consisted of taking the old forum's humongous database and converting it to run under the new forum software. Almost all the old topics and accounts crossed the Red Sea unscathed and made it to the Promised Land.

As with any big migration and conversion, I knew there'd be plenty of bugzillas scurrying about so I wanted to debug and delouse as much as possible before sending out this announcement.

A known problem is that about 30 Chief Apprentice Appliantologists got water logged and transferred over as Grasshoppers. If you're one of these soggy Chiefs, please let me know and I'll fix it mo'scratchie. Other than that, the only bugs you'll see in the Samurai School are Grasshoppahs. =)

Looking for a unique gift for that special-ed someone? Give the gift of appliance enlightenment and buy them an apprenticeship at the Samurai School of Appliantology. Makes a great inbox stuffer, too! http://appliantology.org

You're probably familiar with our old repair forums at http://applianceguru.com. They ran on an outdated forum software package that had limited capabilities compared to the spiffy stuff that's out there today. The old forums are still open but for archival, read-only use-- no new topics or registrations.

You should be able to log in to the the new Samurai School at http://appliantology.org with your old login credentials. You can also log in using Facebook or Twitter. If you have an existing account at the old forums, you'll have the option of connecting your FB/Twitter login to your new account at the Samurai School; if you are creating a new account at the School, you can log in with FB/Twitter and bypass the verification.

On behalf of all the faculty and staff at the Samurai School of Appliantology, we wish you a Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, Kwazy Kwanza, Freaky Festivus or whatever other kind of holiday you celebrate this season.

Samurai Appliance Repair Man
Fermented Grand Master
The Samurai School of Appliantology
http://appliantology.org

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