It’s been a very long time since I’ve had a nice, clean, blank canvas on which to write something online. For the last several years, I neglected this website and was posting everything work related to a hosted blog on Posterous. When Posterous closed its doors, I briefly panicked because I literally had nowhere to write anything. I brought up an archive of my Posterous posts and made sure high-traffic links from Google continued to work. But beyond that, it was humorous; I was linking folks on my resume and elsewhere to my work blog, but any recent visitors would have noticed that my work blog loaded a static archive-style listing of posts. And what did my main website load? Recently, a post-it note saying I’d get around to reviving it soon enough, but in the meantime, instructed readers to visit my work blog. Yes, the same one that was shut down and loading a static archive. So, finally, tonight, out of self-embarassment more than anything else, I decided to sit down and give this site the badly needed attention that it long deserved. Hooray for no more post-it note!
So what happened to all of the existing content?
It’s gone. I purged the database and started over. Essentially none of the content on this main blog (including my article on using OS X Server as a primary domain controller for Windows clients) was still relevant today. Other posts were from the beginning of my college career, old endorsements for companies like Zeo, and ramblings about nothing, all which screamed “Hey, this site’s content is OLD!”. In an effort to give myself a fresh start, I’m starting over. My technical posts that were on my Posterous blog will continue to be available through the archive that is linked to in the top navigation.
But this site looks bland!
Thank you, but I honestly love this new default WordPress theme. Part of what took me so long to revive this site was me being unsatisfied with the majority of templates available. When I saw this new default, I knew I had to keep it. It’s clean, it’s simple, and it focuses on the content.
Okay, but so are you actually going to update this one? Or is it going to sit and rot like its predecessor?
I can’t answer that with 100% certainty, but I do hope it remains relatively current. I also hope that I can soon post some of the interesting things that I’ve been working on, such as an AppleScript Objective-C application to dynamically handle campus printing through Pharos PopUp, and maybe even a super secret project related to FileVault 2.