OK so for those of you who were too damn stupid to notice (or too damn nice to tell me, or who didn't stumble across one of the b0rked features), I done broke my frackin' blog. Long story short I upgraded the server that hosts this little disaster in cyberspace - Good for me (and good for the server, which now has 2 power supplies, a RAID array, and other things that servers should really have). In the process I restored this bog from backups, did a fixperms because I renumbered a few users (including me) out of the "UID < 1000" range, and broke LOTS OF SHIT, including the ability to make new entries! I've fixed the broken shit now and this blog is now accessible at its usual home (http://www.bsd-box.net/~mikeg/blog/) as well as on LJ (http://mgrazi3.livejournal.com/) Enjoy the show as always.
Like... Wow.... I actually got COMMENT SPAM on my blog! Well, actually it was a trackback to some jackass selling "p1lls and m3dz" or some such. Anyway, I've gone ahead and become a comment nazi. Y'all need to do the "type in the letters from a picture" bit now. *sniffle* I feel all "Mister-Big-Time-Blogger" now. My crappy ass homegrown blog never got comment spam. There will be a real entry at some point this week, promise.
So what made me chose Serendipity? I wrote a pretty good Blogging engine a while back, DB Backed, Searchable, Secure and Safe comments, decent IFRAME-based front-page display, RSS Syndication.... Then my system crashed, and I lost that work, along with over 100 entries, lots of media and my will to rebuild the thing. In its place, I found the desire to rebuild all of bsd-box.net in a unified way, with a CSS-Based theme, and so Serendipity (0.8) was chosen. Serendipity brings a collection of nice features, but more to the point, it brings a nice, unified look and feel which will eventually be carried over into the rest of the site. Look for improvements at the usual (glacial) pace :)