It’s alive, it’s aliiiiiiive!

That’s right, my blog is up and running again.

About a year ago I took down my blog to save the web server. My home-grown blogging software couldn’t cope with the traffic and the very inefficient backend data representation I used for the postings and archives so I decided to take it down for a bit while I found some software elsewhere to run the blog on. that took a while.

Now I’m running wordpress and I am looking forward to trying it out. So far I am quite happy with it, but then so far I have really only played with it and not done any “serious” blogging, so we will see how it goes. Anyway, with wordpress I have the option of hacking the underlying code, so I’ll get flexibility similiar to my homegrown code, but without the inefficiency. That isn’t bad in my book.

For the layout I’ve just picked a theme from wordpress and tweaked it a little bit. I guess I am going to play with the themes a bit more before I’ll worry about writing my own theme. For one thing, I am getting the impression that I need to understand PHP before I can do much on the blog, so I’ll have to look into that, but my time is very limited these days so I don’t know when I’ll get around to it.