So my last post was over a year ago. At the time, I had already stopped posting very many updates. It is interesting to me now how much facebook and the like have usurped this blog’s place in my life. I used to have thoughts, random or otherwise, and I would put them here. But now I just put them in my facebook status. I used to have dreams of building a network of friends and other people who would follow me here… but now I just have a bunch of friends on facebook. It’s another case of me rolling my own thing, then somebody else coming along and doing it better.
However! This blog still has a place in my heart. It’s been, I think, ten years since I first started it up; in those days I don’t think the word ‘blog’ had really caught on yet. I don’t even know if it was invented. I just called it the ‘updates’ section of my website. It was all hard-coded HTML in static files. Many people do still have blogs. It seems they typically post longer things to them, like essays or in-depth technical content. I would love to do that here, but we shall see. In the meantime, I have decided that once again I would like to start putting things on this site. I just finished upgrading WordPress from 2.1 to 2.9, which is rather a hefty jump, but one that went surprisingly smoothly. It seems to have lost all of my categories but… well, I think I can do without those.
Welcome back, me. It’s good to see you again.