written on Tuesday, November 23, 2010
I really wanted to stop giving status updates like this on my blog as irrelevant information is much better suited for twitter, but let this be the last exception. I used to use my own blog software “Zine” on this website but after a while I had to recognice that I hate traditional weblog software. When I started blogging a few years ago I used wordpress like everybody else did. I also used subversion (if at all) and generally the world was a different place.
I always thought it would be a huge plus to be able to edit your blog posts online from any computer. However I no longer have the urge to update my blog from a random location, instead I want to use this place to share things I learned, little stories, useful experiences and other things. And all that requires careful proof reading and because it takes time, there is no reason why I shouldn't be able to do that on my personal notebook and my favourite text editor.
For random outbursts I now have Twitter, and that fulfills it's role perfectly.
The other new thing on this website is, that it's no longer featuring user comments. There are a couple of reasons for that. First of all 98% of all comments submitted on my old blog were spam. Secondly however I don't really want user feedback to show up on my website. Not because I am afraid of user feedback, but because I think these discussions should go to dedicated channels such as mailinglists, reddit and other websites.
Lastly that way I don't waste valuable CPU time on our already overloaded pocoo box and can move the blog around as necessary.
In case you are interested in the script that generates this website, head over to it's github page.
But where did the existing content go? I am currently in the process of sorting out useful blog posts and useless stuff I posted here. The former will come back, nicely formatted and updated as necessary, the rest will move to a different URL with the original site design and comments preserved.