Back online

My server died. I didn’t really expect the site to be down that long. To my three (or perhaps four) readers, I apologize. I built this thing to be easy to rebuild, but I guess when you start messing around with the fatal combination of Linux hardware support and VMWare, all bets are off.

I’m still not entirely sure what I did to get it running again.

I’ve got a backlog of posts I’ve been wanting to write. Most of them likely won’t get written. First, I think I have to say something about this election thing. Then maybe I can find some fun things to write about.

I’m just gonna do this

After months of humming and hawing, I’m just going to switch over to this WordPress blog. Like right now. Today.

I want to copy over the archives from the old blog here. But for now, I’m just going to leave it where it is. I’d like to preserve the comments, which means I’m going to have to become at least passingly familiar with WordPress database structure, it looks like.

There’s lots of stuff I want to do with this thing. While it was fun writing blog software from scratch, the bloom came off that particular rose probably about three years or so ago. It’s hard to update and stuff is broken. I just can’t be bothered messing with it anymore. So I might as well take something off the shelf. And WordPress is pretty cool. I played with it for my nanowrimo novel. That worked out okay.

I have ideas for plug-ins and things. I think I’d rather be writing plug-ins than a bunch of stuff from scratch. But we’ll have to see whether the WordPress plug-in framework sucks or not. I’m not worrying about it. I’m just going to jump into this thing.