Rebuilding the Website Again (or not)

I suppose I ought, at some point, to describe what happened.

For a long time my web site has been been sitting with both feet squarely in the Web 1.0 era – completely static, and built with a barely supported templating tool most people have never heard of. Updates were kind of painful because every piece of new content had to go in place, with a note on the front page, probably pushing off an old entry, copied to history, and last-updated dates maintained.

Not wanting to dive down a rabbit hole of development, I took the semi-maintained WordPress from my hosting company, counting on the large community and vested interests to keep PHP (and it’s crackers) under control. I spent an evening trying to convert content to pages, but watching painstakingly styled and cross-linked pages fade to a uniform text convinced me to leave them alone in a parallel static site, at least until such time as I need to update things. The exception is the Site Updates, which were a sort of psuedo-blog and naturally fit the new format.

The rest of the content is an import from my Livejournal account, with most of the programming and software content moved over to, a domain I’ve been sitting on for a year. I’ve done some cleanup already, but there is still a fair bit of classification and tagging for the old content.

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