Most of the project pages have been moved, partially rewritten, and published. Given that I can publish not only blog posts, but also maintain pages, is very convenient and I don't miss much from my old CMS to be honest. There is one thing though, and it is a bit of a thorn in my side. Images.

On my old setup I could have images of any aspect ratio side by side without it looking horrible, because the image displayed on the page would be resized to a predefined size, and cropped to a square with a link to the uncropped, unresized image. No such thing here—as far as I can tell—unless one wants to do it manually, which would be of little benefit anyway, since the editor does not really want to place images beside each other, only images on their own, or, images beside text. But then again, I have only used the wysiwyg editor so far, and not tried to do any raw HTML editing. Not that I like writing raw HTML.

I don't.

I dislike it enough that I wrote a CMS to get out of it.



I am moving, and since I am unsure of wether or not I will be able to host my own server in my new dwelling place, I will take this as an opportunity to check out using blogger as the host of my general web content, given that I already use github for my public code hosting.

My other uses such as irc connection persistency or home to not-home file transfer and back, I can either live without, or can be solved through other means than a public-facing server for the time being. It has after all been established that a carrier pigeon with a high density memory card is faster than trying to move large files through the regular tubes.

I have never blogged before—it will be interesting to see if, in a year (or whatever), this stays the sole post on this blog, or if it will steal or duplicate some of the content I usually broadcast on facebook, given that the layout or more generally, the fact that it is a blogging platform after all and not a general CMS, lends it to a more journal-style of writing. Maybe there will be some thoughts and not only projects this iteration. Time will tell.

I should really be focusing on getting all my stuff into boxes—or smaller boxes into bigger boxes as it is in some of the cases (ha!)—but of course I sit here trying to minimize the disruptive effect on a website even I don't visit very often…oh well…