Wednesday, March 28, 2007

My blog, version 3.0 - First Post!

Ever since the mid nineties, I've been dabbling with posting stuff online (though it wasn't called blogging back then...). My website has gone through many different forms over time, from a set of static pages hosted first on my home account the University of Delaware webservers to hosted on @Home and then

Then I decided I wanted something a bit more elegant, and got myself a small web hosting account. I installed PHPNuke (what was I thinking??) and ran with that for a while. It was fairly serviceable, though not very well suited for a blog. In particular, spammers started to exploit security holes to post their garbage. Not to mention, I had the entire burden of administration. Backups, upgrades, all that happiness.

So, I locked the site down and tried some software specifically suited for blogging. Simple PHP Blog was the software I settled on, for the very reason of it's namesake. It was simple. While I found the result appealing for a while, it too had its disadvantages. Again, as time went on, security holes were found and spammers started to spew upon it.

In addition, since my site was off on its own, there was nothing really to draw people to it. what's the point of blogging if no one's watching?

So, I figured I'll give an account on Blogger a try. Allow me now to christen my latest blog version with the time-honored Slashdot tradition...


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