I’m afraid. I’m afraid, Dave. Dave, my mind is going. I can feel it. I can feel it. My mind is going. There is no question about it. I can feel it. I can feel it. I can feel it. I’m a… fraid.
I’m about to dig into the innards of the software that runs this blog (updating WordPress from 1.5 to 2.6, installing some plugins, fiddling with CSS and PHP). So, just in case I can’t get the pod doors open when I’m done, I want to say it’s been fun, and thanks for tuning in.
Update: It seems I’m still here. Much remains to be done, but I’m hoping the site will remain functional while under reconstruction. Comments and complaints are welcome.
Update 26 October 2008: It’s like gardening, or dentistry, or cleaning out the attic: Once you start mucking about, you notice more and more that needs attention, and there’s no end to it. It’s clear now that I’m going to be fussing with the presentation of this site for weeks to come. Expect something different every time you visit. Those who read via RSS will probably be seeing the same posts flagged as ‘new’ over and over again. Sorry about that. (Does anyone know a way to avoid it, other than shutting down the feed altogether?)
Anyway, don’t be shy about letting me know what doesn’t work or what looks awful. One of the main motives for this housecleaning was to provide a less-lousy interface for leaving comments. I’ve already experimented with three approaches to that problem, and I’m not terribly happy with any of them. I’m likely to change again. If you’d like to test the system, this post would be a good place to leave witty remarks such as “Hello, world!” and “Testing, one, two, three.”