Here we are, together again.
Please note that after yesterday’s catastrophe, this weblog has a new URL: http://www.foldedspace.org/weblog/.
It’s been a rough 24 hours behind the scenes here at foldedspace as I’ve struggled to determine what went wrong with my previous installation, and then grappled with what to do next.
I’ve installed the latest version of Movable Type. I have a rudimentary weblog in place. Until I can afford to fork over $100 for the appropriate license, I cannot host any other webloggers. (I’m guessing I can come up with this cash within a month.)
All of the old web sites are currently accessible, however, although it’s not possible to leave comments. You can still read:
- The primary foldedspace weblog.
- The miscellaneous flotch potpourri of links.
- Tammy’s Dishpan Dribble. Her current site is here.
- Jethro’s World and Noah’s Playhouse.
- Joel, Aimee, and Kelli’s Toads-in-the-Hole (comatose before Kelli could post her first entry!).
- Amy Jo’s From a Corner Table, which never got the chance to see the light of day!
- And a couple of other little secret projects from various authors…
There will be many changes around here in the coming weeks. Chief among these is that — for now, anyhow — in order to comment, you must log in using a (free) TypeKey account.
TypeKey is a system devised by the makers of Movable Type in an effort to reduce comment spam. Essentially, it’s a centralized repository of trusted weblog commenters. If you sign up for TypeKey in order to comment on this weblog (and I hope you will), then you’ll be signed up to comment on any other weblogs which require TypeKey (such as Jeremy and Jennifer’s site or Rich’s site or Scott’s site).
Also, I suspect that the front page will take a more traditional weblog format, displaying several recent entries instead of just a single long blob of text. (Don’t worry: I’ll be as verbose as always. I’ll simply bury the rest of the entry in an “extended entry” fashion.)
What other changes will occur? I don’t really know. If you have any suggestions or requests, I’d be happy to hear them. Should I incorporate the flotch into the main weblog, or should I keep it separate? Should I retain the calendar thingy I’ve had for the past few years? What sort of color scheme ought I to use? What about fonts: do you like a sans serif font like this one, or do you prefer the Times-based font I used to have?
Please, give me your input.