ADMIN: miscellaneous odds and ends

For those of you still reading:

Yes, I do have posts in the pipeline. A lot of things have been going on, and honestly there has been more to talk about over on my other blog about (primarily) my pinball and video game adventures. That’s not to say I’m ignoring this blog. However I must acknowledge it is rather difficult to really get in the mood to do justice to some of the current subjects sitting in the draft queue. I’m looking back at some old posts, and I would like to return to that kind of form as I’m proud of a lot of them.

Also, I have ditched Disqus (the commenting system) on this blog, as of a few minutes ago. It probably won’t matter much, as nobody commented here past the first few years. It’s questionable that I had a really good reason to bother with an external commenting system to begin with. (The truth is I saw it on another blog, and decided I needed to “keep up with the Joneses”.) I don’t have anything against Disqus or IntenseDebate. I just don’t think they are a good fit for this blog anymore, especially given the lack of use.

Should it be necessary at some point in the future, this will ease the transition off of WordPress. Now, this is not to say I’m in a big huge hurry to dump WordPress (I am most definitely not). However, I have noticed a clear trend in WordPress. There was WordPress in late 2008, the easy-to-setup, easy-to-use blogging platform that I installed for this blog, and this thing they call WordPress now¬† (early 2022). They are really two completely different software releases. If one installs WordPress today they get the Gutenberg editor (block editor) and have to go install a plugin for the Classic Editor.

On this blog (actually, on that one, too), I’ve been using the Classic Editor. The WordPress development team may or may not keep supporting and maintaining the Classic Editor after this year. It will be relatively easy to convert this blog to use another platform if needed. Elsewhere, it’s a whole ‘nother ball game…

Anyway, going forward it’s my goal to try to make at least two posts per month here. Ideally I’d like to find time for at least one post per week but that may be a stretch.