So, three years, 2160 entries and far too many broken layout experiments later, the Lavonardo HQ finally moves to a proper blogging system.
The why’s pretty much established, maintaining a miscoded perl-based engine is not really as fun as proper authorship. The system failed to qualify as a bona fide therapy-project ages ago, and is thus abandoned (the other, more or less dormant blogs will follow suit sooner or later).
I wanted to try out something new, and WordPress seemed to be the king of the hill right now. Didn’t play with the alternatives, just picked the top dog. So things are by no means guaranteed to stay like this, but ought to stay stable for a while.
Technically the changes are not great, and not really visible to the viewers.
The blog is still hosted at louhi, albeit with a trivial extra cost of an additional MySQL database.
A complete archive of the old-format entries are available via the sidebar. And they may be converted into the new engine if its RSS-import is indeed as powerful and flexible as is claimed. Or a mesenate appears with promises of money and resources to do the work if it’s not.
Backups will need to be figured out sooner or later. At version 2.3.x, I’m pretty sure the engine can hold its own against the cruel world.
The layout will change. The theme was one of the least harmful offered, and will get tuned as defects or irregularities are discovered. The first eyesore: the text-widgets are not properly aligned in the left sidebar.