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Jul 02

Smash Glass In Case of Low Creativity

It’s sometimes easier to just answer questions than think of something to write. Two sites have a purpose of providing you with questions to answer on your site: Friday Five and Saturday Eight (I wonder why those guys didn’t go down the alliterative route and call it Saturday Seven). I’ll answer this week’s Five:

1. How long have you had a weblog?
A web site since the early 90s (’93/94 I think), but it only started in e/n form in January 1998. Hm, 4.5 years.

2. What was your first post about?
I am a compulsive archiver. Thus, I present to you Hear Ye!’s first entry, written when I was 16. Ugh, that’s a while ago. Pretty soon after a holiday up in Brisbane.

3. How many changes (name, location, etc.) of your weblog have there been, if more than one?
Hmm my site URLs jumped with ISPs until I ended up at Zip, the ISP I still use. Zip acquired another company and changed to Zipworld, so I decided to get my own domain name in case further organisational changes made my URL change again. Thus, I am now here at hearye.fissure.org. I like stability, and I have seen no reason to change this site’s name in the intervening years.

4. What CMS (content management system) do you use? Do you like it or do you want to try something else?
Own proprietary CMS. I like it, but maintaining your own CMS can be very time consuming.

5. Do you read people who have both a journal and a weblog? Or do you prefer to read people who have all of their writing in one central place?
Preferably one central place – only because it’s less loading time on my 28.8k dialup connection. Australian broadband infrastructure is rooted. However, if the site’s good, I’m willing to wait. I’ve been conditioned to be patient.