“I’ve been too long, I’m glad to be back
Yes, I’m let loose from the noose
That’s kept me hanging about”
— Young, Young & Johnson
To misquote another work that needs no introduction:
“Alas, forty-eight years is far too short a time to live among such excellent and admirable netizens. I don’t know half of you half as well as I should like, and I like less than half of you half as well as you deserve.”
- I began griping online in a bloggish way May 7, 1998.
- In December of 2000 I began posting at K5 and in 2002 and 2004 I began posting at two other Scoop-based sites.
- Meanwhile, from November of 2003 until May of 2007 I kept another blog with a simple, home-grown comment system that I have long since purged of database content.
- For a while after I returned from Berlin I used MySpace for diary-like entries, and these have been merged into a WordPress system that I used from June of 2010 until April of 2013.
- Along the way a few other miscellaneous entries were written, and on one of the Scoop-based systems I continued posting somewhat consistently until 2013, when I moved to Rochester. Since then I wrote one 2019 entry (occasioned by the birth of $SPARE), another in 2020, and even one in 2021.
- Across several systems, servers, and decades I have a thousand or so posts, but almost nothing in the past ten years.
It is too strong a statement to claim that my move to Rochester killed any creativity or creative output that I had (after all, I did continue writing in a Sunday writing group until birth of the $HEIR), but there is a significant overlap between my move to working in IT and me giving up writing, literature, and the like. After a too-long break I decided a birthday was occasion enough to begin posting again, even if it’s on a system I plan to keep temporary …
This whole brief post is too annoyingly meta even for my own taste(s), but to continue but also shift a bit:
- This renewed project begins November 30, 2022
- For now I’ll post under the Homo Aestheticus blog name, hosted on WordPress
- I strongly believe that Cool URIs don’t change, but …
- … my overarching disdain for WordPress and PHP in general, along for my desire to curate everything under one roof, so to speak, will lead me to rearranging/renaming URIs/URLs.
- And I hope to move to more of a static site generator and write in either reStructuredText or AsciiDoc (after all, Markdown is bad for you).