Archive for July, 2007

Migrated to WordPress

July 28th, 2007

As of today this blog doesn’t run on my home-made-blogging software anymore. Instead it uses WordPress.

When I started this blog, I thought it would be a nice experience to build my own blogging system. And it was, but….after I build the basic blogging system, I wanted to add more features, eg. comments, pingbacks, etc. After a while I realized I didn’t had time (or didn’t make time) to add these features, so I started looking for another solution.

I heard and saw a lot of good things about WordPress, but it uses PHP, a language I never really looked into. But I was getting more and more enthusiastic about WordPress, so I decided to make the switch.

Last few days I created my own WordPress theme, so I could use my existing layout. I moved all the data from my old blog, setup mod_rewrite for the old urls and here’s the result. I still have to migrate my Dutch Blog, but that’ll happen somewhere next week.

If you run into dead links or if you’re experiencing any problems on this blog, please let me now. You can use the comments for this, they are working!!!! If you’d like to comment on any of the older articles, please do so.

Laptop crash

July 11th, 2007

Last week my laptop crashed. For a long time several programs were crashing randomly. I didn’t had time to investigate this, but it was becoming a very big problem lately. Firefox was crashing about every 5 minutes. Last week I couldn’t even start Mongrel or Tomcat.

A disk check revealed a lot of problems on file system level. I started to backup everything I could, but some parts were already too much corrupted.

I was afraid it was a hardware problem, but after doing a clean Debian Lenny install everything looks okay. Even my random crashes are gone!

But I’m not completely convinced the problems will be gone away for good, so I’m starting to look for another laptop anyway.

And now I must make a difficult decision: Will my next laptop be Linux based or MacOSX based?