Editor’s Note: From NXNW to SXSW

On recent downtime and the Bureau’s finalist nod in this year’s SXSW Web Awards.

For anyone who tried reading Jordan’s rant on robots, Caitlin’s interview with the creator of the bare-chested Mormon calendar, or David’s inaugural article from his new travel series about England recently, you may have found The Bygone Bureau offline. We apologize for the downtime. Our usually exemplary host, Media Temple, suffered a few hiccups over the weekend, but everything should be back to normal.

Apologies aside, we wanted to take this time to show our gratitude to you, the loyal readers. A couple weeks ago, we found out that The Bygone Bureau was shortlisted as a finalist in this year’s SXSW Web Awards in the Blog category. It’s a remarkable distinction, and the honor belongs to our readership as much as it does to us. All of your emails—both compliments and complaints—have helped shape the site into what it is today, and we couldn’t have done it without you.

Nick and I will be attending SXSWi, and if anyone reading this will be in the Austin area from March 13 to 17, let us know.

Oh, and you feel so inclined, you can vote for the Bureau in SXSW’s People’s Choice Awards. We’re not all that concerned with popularity, but then again, we’ve never been all that popular. Middle school was rough.

Kevin Nguyen is a founding editor of The Bygone Bureau. His only marketable skill is an above-average knowledge of European geography. He has been useless since the introduction of the atlas in 1477. Reach him by email or follow his Twitter account.