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A return to posting

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A bunch of things conspired to cause me to stop posting here two years ago.

I was feeling that my entries weren't coming out the way I wanted them to; the things I was posting always seemed to make better stories in my head than on the page. Which is unusual for me; usually a good story is a good story. But they were feeling flat when I posted them here.

There were also some technical issues with the blog—various things had stopped working, and I didn't have the energy to fix them. I finally fixed most of them a few months ago, but various things still looked pretty bad, and I couldn't figure out why. Tonight I told the system to throw away all the old layout templates and replace them with new ones, and lo! it worked!

Another concern was that Dobe had told me that every time he posted here, his email spam volume went way up. I was worried about that and didn't have the energy to figure out what was going on and fix it. (Dobe: on further inspection, I don't see anywhere on this site where your email address appears. So I may be missing something, but I think the increases in spam volume that you saw may just have been a coincidence.)

I think there were other factors too, possibly including just general stress.

But Gabrielle mentioned the blog tonight, and I had been thinking about it anyway, and so I stopped by, and fixing the remaining technical problems turned out to be easier than I'd thought.

So I'm gonna try posting here semi-regularly again. We'll see how it goes.

Peter's Approval

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I believe that Peter approved of new technologies and new uses of technologies and would very much like the ease of use of this interface, which is fairly intuitive for beginners and a great tool with a bit of experience.

[Poke around, find the bugs!. -Peter]

[Click on "Extended Entry" hyperlink below for more... - Dobe]