Moving Bits and Baubles

It has finally become time to relocate the blog. I’ve been toying with the idea of hosting it on my own webspace for some time, but I never got around to it until I got fed up with having to turn on image verification to keep the comment spammers out of my comments on blogspot. Nothing against blogspot, I had my account there for two years, and will maintain it for archival purposes, but I intend to shut down the comment system, and run my blog here as a part of my website.

Yes, I require that if you choose to comment here, that you have an account on my comment system, which is maintained here on my servers by me. For my blogging software, I’ve chosen to go with WordPress. Tsykoduk uses it, and I have to say, I can see why. It’s a very nice suite. All the functionality of blogger, and then some, with some simple image editing, you can take the templates and make something unique and wholly your own, and talk about ease of administration, it even has it’s own little “Livejournal-esque”
client! This software is awesome.

If you’re considering moving your blog to your own webspace and hosting it yourself, give WordPress a look. It is definitely more user friendly than anything else I checked out while I was looking for an appropriate program, and the price is right because… it’s FREE!

Okay, enough plugging. Let’s get down to what we’re here for. Blogging. No news or political updates right now, just a personal footnote which might amuse you, it’s coming in the next post.