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by Admin on Monday, March 13th, 2023 at 00:48:46

After a somewhat frenzied few days of coding, the basic CMS is now up and running.

I must confess that writing my own CMS was something I've wanted to do for quite some time, inasmuch as I despise both PHP and Wordpress. So many things I couldn't do; So many things that were highly troublesome to do; So many things that threatened security. And then... then there was the final straw, when my ISP blew compatibility between the Wordpress installation and an upgraded (cough) version of PHP, taking the blog down hard and completely hosing any inability to upgrade the Wordpress installation.

Well. What was a desire became an imperative, at least if I wanted the blog to survive. And here we are!

To start the new blog off, I've imported all the posts from the original fyngyrz.com Wordpress instance (which, fortunately, I had archived in XML form recently... although Wordpress' archival mechanism didn't save any of the images in the blog 😠) Most of the posts remain set to private, because they're full of Wordpress-related scripting, tags and other undesirable elements.

I have edited the WordPress cruft out of the better (and more relevant, I think) posts, and made those public. The rest will fade into history... I think of it as a housecleaning.

About comments and commenting: I've elected to bring comments into the new system by hand — also as a form of housecleaning. So there aren't many from the old days, and that will probably remain true going forward. For the nonce, if you want to make a comment on a post, use the email link at the bottom and I will add your comment — presuming it meets reasonable standards of civility and sanity. I may implement a "make a comment" form later, but it really doesn't seem necessary right now. Details on commenting policies are here.

So welcome back, if you noticed the blog was gone. And if this is all new to you, welcome anyway.

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