site stuff

This site runs on WordPress, a self-hosted instance through my hosting service, on the Twenty Seventeen theme. The header, best visible from the home page (see menu ^^^), rotates through several images if you hit Reload a lot. Works best from a real computer, not so much a phone.

I have the Classic Editor plugin so I don’t have to deal with those ridiculous and overcomplicated blocks, plus Visitor Traffic so I can see who stops by from where. I am not anticipating a lot of traffic, and I can’t tell who you are, only what city you’re hailing from. If you’re scared, go install the DuckDuckGo browser and visit me with that.

Coward.

In the past I’ve been on self-hosted Blogger (timed out), LiveJournal (trainwreck, also Russian-owned now and frequently hacked), the free WordPress blog site (lame), GeoCities (defunct), Angelfire possibly (I think it’s still there???), Greymatter (creator/developer lost interest, I miss it a lot), and various and sundry build-your-own crap that I barely remember.

I know enough HTML, plus a smidgen of CSS, to put together a readable website if all you want are words and pictures and no bells or whistles. I never learned any proper programming languages (HTML and CSS are only formatting languages, really), so I never tried putting together my own blogging whatsit. It is probably just as well. I have enough distractions.

Photos are mine, either because I took them or because they’re from family, friends, etc. and actually of me.

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[Last updated: 17 July 2021]