Saturday 19 February 2022

This blog is being decommissioned.

TL;DR: In future, my blog will be here. No further entries will be published on this site.

From 2004 until 17 January 2011, I ran my blog on software of my own design, the Press Release System. In 2011, I decided to move it onto Google's Blogger platform. At that time, while it was no longer possible to take Google's famous "don't be evil" motto seriously, it was still possible to view them as not particularly evil.

It no longer feels that way, and I no longer want to be as beholden to them as I presently am. Also, I have a new content engine, Smeagol, which, while it isn't perfect, is at least as good at hosting a blog as Blogger is; and, if I host my blog on it, it will gradually get better over time.

So from now on my blog will be hosted here. Most of the entries from here have already been migrated, and all will be in due course. Once I'm satisfied that the new blog is fully working, and I have written a redirector so that URLs from this site still point to the right entry, I will redirect the name to point to it, and this site will be shut down.

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