In case you’re one of my 17 readers, you probably noticed the site’s design has changed recently. This is because we’re not running on Wordpress anymore, but on
sub-atomic quantum entaglement engines Octopress!
But what exactly does that mean for you? Well, the site will load much faster, for one. It’s also very resilient against l33t h4x0rz, which is always a good thing.
For me it means I don’t have to worry too much about my site going down if I’m ever featured on HackerNews or Reddit, since there’s no interpreter between the files and what you see. Instead of being a dynamic blogging engine that reads databases and process templates on the fly, Octopress generates all necessary files before uploading them. All the webserver has to do is spit data in your general direction (and it does that really fast).
I also took the time to clean up the blog a bit; all photo-posts were removed, since I already had a copy of those on Posterous. This has left only posts with “actual content” (mandatory quotes, I fear), which should serve as an incentive for me to stop being lazy and write more.
And what will I write about? Well, taking from my older stuff, I’d say music, programming and random ramblings - In other words, a regular blog. A more focused portolio-like website will come soon, and I’ll probably comment on its development around here.
I know this sounds a bit like a new-year’s resolution thing (and I know what usually happens to those), but I missed having an honest, real blog instead of scattered posts on assorted social networking sites. Not that I’m abandoning them, but instead of linking to other people’s stuff, it’s high time I go back to making stuff other people would want to link to.
Oh, and before I forget: happy multi-denominational food and gifts holiday!