Trifecta is now complete

So I am now officially an owner of a 360 thanks to winning my fantasy football league championship, and now own all 3 of the current in-home consoles (360, PS3, Wii). Friend me up if you want to play!

Site Back Up, and now on WordPress 2.7

Well the WordPress site is back up.  And it’s now on 2.7.  I’d go into a lot of detail as to the who what why on how it went down, for how long, and the like but I’m too pissed to put it into words.  Maybe someday.

If you have old MovableType links here, they’re broken and probably won’t work ever again.  Update your links!

Now to look for a new theme or retrieve my customized code from the old one… Now on WordPress

With the blog version of this site quickly approaching the 5 year anniversary mark, I’ve been trying to update / fix issues with moving to Movable Type 4 and it’s new theme structure.  You had to use the new structure to use the new features included, and the lack of published themes in conjunction with issues when adding features I had on the MT 3.3 version of the site not properly working forced me to rethink the delivery of this site.

So off I went, looking at everything from full-blown CMS to various blog platforms to SharePoint, since it pays my bills ; ).  I’m currently on a Unix hosting provider, so SharePoint is out.  CMS would be overkill for my needs, so those were soon eliminated as well.  WordPress seemed to fit all of my needs and more with extensible plugins, thousands of already free themes, and a simple interactive interface with spam filtering.  Maybe the MT side of the fence will improve, and this site spent a good 5 years on it, but for now WordPress fits the bill a bit better.

I hope you enjoy the new layout, and enjoy!

Social Networking: Back to the Blog?

Over on GigaOM, Anne Zeleka talks about the next social network being WordPress, or blogs in general, and talks about the current DiSo project which is utilizing OpenID as a centralized identity, but allows any user to host his “home” anywhere.  Anne talks up WordPress as that is the first plugin architecture the DiSo project is working with, but with MovableType going Open Source, I’m sure WordPress is only the starting point.  It’s a solid idea, and brings back to the debate about all of these Social Networks, are they a good thing or due to the variety out there actually hinder both the social aspects with contacts you already have and the networking concepts that these sites are trying to provide?

Copyblogger argues on the side of blogs as a better venue / value proposition versus Social Networks, since you can ultimately control your content versus providing your content to grow the value of the network, which you have no monetary interest in.  The site obviously is looking at it from the profiteering perspective, which is valid, but everyone isn’t trying to live (or make money) on their blog.


They both have their place, but the groundswell is getting bigger that it’s too difficult / time consuming to update each social networking site / blog and social networking sites need to be open to help cross-pollenate updates to all of the networks / blogs you so choose.