Week of 27 June 2011
Update: Monday, 27 June 2011 08:18 -0400
- Daynotes Journal: 1998 - 2011 RIP
been at this same location for more than 13 years now, using
more-or-less the same static pages. If that's not a record, it must be
close. My friends and colleagues Brian Bilbrey and Jerry Pournelle have
also maintained static journal pages since the late 1990's. Brian
recently moved his journal to WordPress, and yesterday Jerry did the
same. It's obviously time for me to move along as well.
of 1 July, I'm moving my journal page to WordPress. The Daynotes
Journal and forums will be no longer be updated, although the archives for both will
remain available. The new site is Daynotes Journal.
have no clue what I'm doing with WordPress, so there are likely to be
minor (or not-so-minor) glitches before I get things rolling smoothly.
I'm particularly concerned about preventing comment spam, so please
bear with me while I get things worked out. For a while, I may end up
holding all comments for moderation. It may also be a week or three
before I get around to trivialities like replacing the stock banner
image and so on.
On the upside, I'll have joined the 21st
century, with features like blogrolls, categories and tags, staged/scheduled
posts, syndication, and so on. People have been telling me for years
that I need to do these things to increase my readership, to which my
reply has always been, "I don't care how large my audience is; I write
these posts for myself."
I also expect that my
posting frequency and the average length of posts will change. For the
last thirteen years, I've normally posted one entry per day nearly
every weekday and most weekend days. That's not to say that I haven't
missed the occasional day or posted three or four times in one day, but
those are the exceptions. With the new site, I plan to post whenever I
feel like it, which may be multiple times per day some days and not at
all other days. Of course, with RSS it doesn't matter much. You'll no
longer need to visit the site to see if there's anything new posted.
this will be the last post on this site, and there may be a gap before
posts begin appearing regularly on the new WordPress site. I'll leave the old redirect in place, and it should continue to work transparently when I make the cut-over on 1 July. Or you can simply update your
bookmarks to the new site.
1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010,