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Hello, and welcome to my online journal/blog/diary thing. This site is for my friends, online pals, readers of my books, and people who like online journals. Most of this is kind of a brain dump with rants, raves, and thoughts. It may not make much sense sometimes, but it's here for the reading. I am a writer and a computer programmer, husband, father, and friends to a lot of really cool people. Please feel free to leave comments!

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Posted by Punkie @ 09:46 AM EST [Link]

Tuesday, January 4, 2005

We're moving!

It looks like the votes are in.

This blog is now closed

The web site will still be up, or course, but due to popular vote, I am moving to LiveJournal. Greymatter has been great in the last two years, but I have to move on. It's getting slow, attracts Blog Spam, and I am geting lazy. The archives will still be here for a while. I may port them over to LJ in the future, it depends on time.

Update your bookmarks to here

See you over there!

Posted by Punkie @ 07:12 PM EST [Link]

Monday, January 3, 2005

This Blog's Future

I still have like 80 or some odd spam comments to delete. This is a pain in the ass.

See, it's not just the concept of spam, but every comment added slows down the recompiling of this blog. It's not based on SQL or anything like that, it's all flat files, which is why I used it (this server didn't have SQL when I started, and I don't want to fork with the SQL currently running the message board that is of the the main reasons this server exists).

Now, I have thought, "Fuck it, I can just port everything to the Live Journal." I mean, I have the Perl modules and l33t programming skills to do it, but Live Journal has some major drawbacks, and I am weighing the options.

Porting to LJ Pros:
- Spam comment blocking
- Someone else handles all the back end stuff
- Premium membership has polls, mail, and subdomain option
- It has almost all of the options this journal has except search.
- Abilty to make some posts "friends only" when I don't want to share them with the whole world.
- Eventually, this blog will bog down

Porting to LJ Cons:
- If LJ goes tits up, or becomes all ad-based, I am farked.
- No search function. I use it a lot when I ask, "Did I already post that?" on here.
- LJ gets slow during peak periods. Times out a lot in the evening (EST).
- It costs $25/year for better features. Not much, really.
- Not as much control how the site looks.

Please, please, please let me know what you think, by posting your comments here.

Posted by Punkie @ 08:39 PM EST [Link]

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