Earlier this year, I made an abortive attempt to resurrect Folded Space (or jdroth.com, if you prefer). For the six weeks I was writing here, I really enjoyed it. But there were a couple of problems.
First, my webhost could not handle the site, for whatever reason. It makes no sense to me. It’s a basic WordPress blog with almost no traffic. Yet, the site crashed constantly, both for me and for others.
Second, as a result of the hosting issues, readers could not leave comments on the stuff I wrote. I enjoy engaging with an audience, however small. And the small audience that reads this site seems to enjoy engaging with me. It was frustrating to not be able to have a conversation.
Third, the entire site was bogged down by nearly thirty years of cruft. Since starting my first website in 1993 (or 1994?), I’d created a whole lot of chaos with scores of directories containing words and photos and files and mp3s and so on. Behind the scenes, things were a mess.
In mid-February, my business partner offered to move this site to a new webhost. I agreed. Tom moved the install. But then I got distracted with a trip to Mexico, an ice storm that knocked out power for ten days, and — most significantly — selling our house.
It wasn’t until today that I actually found time to sit down and update (nearly) everything.
The bottom line? Folded Space is back online! Let the nerdery resume…