My Typo installation has been busted for a while– I decided I’d bite the bullet and install WordPress. It’s pretty much the defacto standard for self-hosted blogs and it’s flexible enough for my needs.
The second was managed using FogCreek’s CityDesk. CityDesk is a great program for managing simple sites, but its lack of scripting and advanced content management features made it a pain to use. It also took forever to republish my whole site over FTP. I couldn’t tell you if the program has improved since I last used it a few years ago.
My third, as mentioned earlier, used the RoR-based Typo blog engine. It was by far the coolest blog engine at the time, but it ran like crap on my hosted 1&1 website. Not really anyone’s fault, mind you - having to reload the Ruby VM for every page is not a great solution.
Anyways, welcome to my fourth iteration of the blog on grack.com. I hope WordPress is a stable and fast platform. I’ll be updating the theme to be less default-y over the next while, so bear with me.Read full post