Well, here we are (the key of WordPress)

After much, much too long, I’ve finally stopped hosting puzzling.org on a custom CMS that only I was using. It’s now on WordPress.

I’ve owned the domain since 2000 and this is the first time it hasn’t been run on code I wrote myself, even though my enthusiasm for maintaining the software that ran it disappeared at least five years ago. However, so did my enthusiasm for migrating it, so the code had to soldier on for a bit.

This is the final piece of a (slight) simplification of my web presence that’s been ongoing for about that same five years. Here’s the rundown:

  • mary.gardiner.id.au is my professional website
  • puzzling.org remains the home of my personal “online diary” (it was a couple of years old before I even heard the word “blog”) and also of the kind of content that used to appear at lecta.puzzling.org. All the content from lecta.puzzling.org has been imported.
  • incrementum.puzzling.org is my parenting diary, separate partly for tone and partly for historical reasons (I had a lot of childfree-and-child-bored ‘net friends at the time V was born, not so many now…)

What's going on here?

This new blog is brought to you by a lot of angst™. I’ve been keeping two comment-free blogs for over ten years now, and I feel ready to join the brave new world of, oh, 2001 or so and have conversations occasionally. Or even, often! The same is true of my other diary-style blog, but for various reasons I am not changing that yet. I’ll let you know when I do.

I also realised that a lot of the reason I feared adding comments was because of the unsolicited and usually inappropriate advice I get through email, especially on my technical blog. I realised as if by revelation that the vast majority of this is due to its appearance on Planet Linux Australia. So, now nothing I write will appear there. If you want to read my writing, you can seek it out.

I’ll import my archives in due course, I don’t feel a lot of urgency on that.