Getting Life Done

For the benefit of regular readers, I want to give everyone some background on why the switches from Radio UserLand to Squib to Radio and finally to WordPress for blogging.

I’ve been thrashing a bit, that’s for sure. Thrashing is an old server admin term where the server thrashes about trying to get it’s job done. It reads and writes to memory and disk so fast and so often that it’s “thrashing” or moshing like a concert-goer.

My tech life had degraded to that point, no matter what I wanted to do to deny it. Radio UserLand was slow and the aggregator was deliberately frustrating. For example, it won’t correctly read Atom syndication format website feeds. It won’t properly translate some characters in RSS feeds and instead replaces them with accented captial letter “A”s. I couldn’t post remotely from Flickr or my cell phone. In otherwords, I was forcing myself to use a broken tool.

WordPress is easy to install if you’re a geek and if you’re not, it’s still pretty easy. I was up in the promised “five minutes or less” and I had wanted to, I could have imported my old Radio UserLand content. The old content is not popular with anyone but Google and me with two exceptions: the hummus recipe and anything about the WSM. That said, I’ve added the recipe back and it’s linked on the front page again. As far as the smoker, I’ll post about it like before and maybe it will get it’s own site someday.