Archive of June 2010

Thursday, June 24, 2010

One Word: beach

Today's One Word was "beach"…

I long to be on a beach.  To feel the warmth of the sun, the sand on my feet and the wind on my face.  Salt air filling my lungs. [Ref]
June 24, 2010 @ 01:00 pm | Category:

New Topic: Books

About a year or so back I actually started reading regularly.  It's been something I've been wanting to do more and more as time goes by.  I never used to be a big reader and when I did I generally read a lot very dry technical reading.  But now I've been reading what I call "real books".  I've really gotten into reading biographies so that's overwhelmingly what I've been reading.  Anyhow, I thought I'd start a new blog topic to catalog what I've been reading.  Don't expect much more than a capsule summary of the book, I'm not doing this to wax poetically in-depth about the books I'm reading.  Just getting around to creating this topic has taken way longer than it should have!
June 24, 2010 @ 12:58 pm | Category:
Sunday, June 13, 2010

Hitching The Wrong Horse

So back in November I announced EOL: PolarBlog and my plans to migrate my blog to Chyrp.  I don't have a lot of time available for playing around online these days, thus why it's been over 6-months and I still haven't moved.  I had made progress, contributed a few module fixes back to the project and only had a minor data transfer issue to resolve.  We're on the homestretch.

Well, that was until a few weeks back when I found that Chyrp is dead.  It's going away for similar reasons to Polarblog.  Not enough time and nobody else dedicated to enough to take up the project.  Thus I now find that I hitched my horse to the wrong wagon.  I'm less than thrilled by this, but I get it.  I chose the long shot for a reason and unfortunately instead of winning, it's headed to the glue factory!

So needless to say, I'm back to exploring my options.  I'm considering Wordpress after all, Drupal, Text Pattern and likely some others.  Thus I'm probably going to keep blogging on my platform for the foreseeable future as I need to make a new choice and then figure out the migration automation.  Live and learn I guess.
June 13, 2010 @ 01:44 pm | Category: