It has nearly been two years since I worked for BlueHost. Before I left I purchased a webhosting account at one of the FastDomain. FastDomain is one of the brand names that BlueHost sells hosting under. That particular brand is dying, and I figured that my site could live comfortably on that backwater for a long time without getting noticed. However, when the two year term to renew came due the renewal price was three times as high as the introductory price at BlueHost proper.
So I switched hosts.
I was glad to see that BlueHost had made quite a few changes in the last two years. FastDomain apparently hasn’t gotten the love that its more prominent sister has gotten.
Now I just need to have some boating adventures.
It has been pretty quiet on the boat front around here. It has been too cold to actually go boating, and I have been too busy to build a boat for some time. I have an article, mostly done, about some leeboard repairs that I have been working on. I also have a second mouse boat, completely cut out, that is nearly ready for assembly. I simply ran out of 3/4 inch strips of Douglas Fir that I need to put it together, and I haven’t had time to bug my neighbor into ripping some more for me. Continue reading “And it Came to Pass…”
For the last 16 years or so I have kept a journal. It’s a beautiful document. I used LaTeX so the layout is beautiful, it has an index, table of contents, footnotes, list of figures, the whole shebang. I’ve migrated it from one difference version control system to the next over the years, and so I have every edit ever made, and a sanitized branch for sharing with other people. I have reused entries from it numerous times, and I often refer back to it when my wife and I have a disagreement about how something happened in the past (she’s generally right, but I get points for being able to provide the proof). Plus, I can write, update, and build my journal using the same tools (and techniques) that I use when building software. I would bet that your journal doesn’t have a Makefile, for example, and Emacs makes writing LaTeX sort of fun.
Still, when it comes to sharing your journal with someone else paper doesn’t really cut it any more.
Since I currently work as a Systems Administrator for BlueHost.com I thought I would try out WordPress. It seemed the thing to do. I might very well switch to something more Emacs-friendly in the future, but I have no idea what that would be.