Dear friends,

Good news!!  Thanks to a good friend (AK) who contacted the right person, our domain name problem is fixed.  We have now take the needed steps to make sure that it does not happen again.

I want to thank my IT guys who had to deal with a rather crazy situation and who all went out of their way to find a way to fix this problem: they spent many hours trying to track down the right people (in 4 countries and 3 continents!!) and to come up with solutions.  So I really think that they deserve a public THANK YOU!!

It is because they do such a superb job that we rarely ever think about them, because the blog runs well.  But the blog only runs well because there are people who donate their time, energy and skills to make it run well.  I promise you that I could NEVER do that alone.

To the extend that this blog does maybe “light a small corner of the dark” and contribute to the resistance to Empire, it is in no small measure to those anonymous IT friends who do it all away from any recognition.  I believe that they are no less combatants for Novorussia and Russia than those who fight in the Donbass, it is just that their war is different.  Maybe less glamorous, but no less important.

So, a great thank you to the friend who spoke to the right person and another great thank you to all the IT team – you all are wonderful!

The Saker

The Essential Saker: from the trenches of the emerging multipolar world