To New Beginnings

For me, every day is a new thing. I approach each project with a new insecurity, almost like the first project I ever did. And I get the sweats. I go in and start working, I'm not sure where I'm going. If I knew where I was going I wouldn't do it. ~Frank Gehry

I've rebuilt my blogging platform, Ignition. I do this every couple of years because I think I can do it better than I did the last time. And I usually do, but it's annoying because it usually means that I have to give up something each time simply because it's better in other ways1. And I always say to myself, "Self, you're going to finish fleshing this out to be like it was before", but I haven't done it yet. In other words, I don't have a very good track record.

Nonetheless, I'm redoing this for the reasons listed in the footnote above and because I've got to get back blogging. I mean real blogging, not just posting the papers I write in college. I'll do that too, but it can't be the only thing I do.

So here's to new beginnings and a breakage from the old.

  1. v2 was better than v1 because it was HTML5 valid and had some sort of design. v3 (this one) is better than v2 because it stores the posts in JSON'd Markdown instead of pipe-separated text and uses the Smarty templating engine.