Archive for July, 2006


Switched to WordPress

I finally got around to switching to WordPress. Two motivating factors:

  • I had been using a seriously outdated version of Movable Type. It was high time to move on, partly because I didn’t trust it anymore, especially if I wanted to enable comments. Not that Movable Type can’t be trusted with comments; I just didn’t feel confident in a really old MT.
  • It was about damn time that I enabled comments. In the five years I’ve been blogging here, I haven’t had comments running. At first it was because I just didn’t want to feel obliged to stay on top of the conversation, then it was because I didn’t want to deal with comment spam. The last year or so, though, I’ve just been too lazy to make the switch. My head has been elsewhere.
  • Make that three factors: freedom zero. Yes, Six Apart learned from that fiasco and updated and clarified their licensing, but in the end open source matters.

The feed hasn’t moved but everything may look new. Sorry about that. Old links should still work, please let me know if they don’t. In the meantime, I’ll be cleaning up small things like making new links work better, adding contact information using hCard over there in the sidebar, locking down a few things that could probably still use locking down, and generally getting comfortable in the WordPress world.


“They all moved here” (another scene from my life with Kiara)

β€œAll the religious freaks moved here. You know how all the criminals were sent to Australia? You go to churches in Europe and they’re empty because all the goddamn religious freaks moved here.”

I rescued this from a draft blog post two years ago and leave it as an exercise for the reader to determine which one of us said that.


Parenting Tip

When you’re at that point in your son’s bedtime routine where you sit quietly and listen to a CD with him for a while, and he’s finally relaxed enough that you don’t feel too guilty about listening to a little something on your iPod instead of Winnie-the-Pooh lullabies for what has got to be the hundredth time β€” because it’s not like you’re ignoring him or failing to treasure these precious moments together, you’re giving him a chance to sleep on his own β€” do not, do not listen to an outtakes episode of the Drunk and Retired podcast. You will find that you cannot help but laugh out loud, disturbing your son’s blissfully restful state.

Not that I would ever do that.