After almost exactly a year of downtime, I finally got a real (small) webhost and stood my blog up again.
For its entire previous existence, this blog lived on whatever desktop Mac I happened to own at the time. In retrospect, I think I just did it to prove, yes, Macs are actual Unix machines (see, real servers), but, of course, using your desktop machine as a live webserver is really an unnecessary pain in the ass.
Moving it over to an actual webhost was really, really simple: less than 3 hours of work from creating the VM to a fully functioning blog, and that includes the time I spent trying to find the right backup and rsyncing a bunch of crap around. For abandonware, Blosxom is still a pretty robust bit of software.
I’m sure there’s some broken stuff (most of work was weaving a scary web of symlinks so as to avoid having to edit old entries), so if you see anything obviously borked please leave a comment.
I may even start writing again. The past 18 months of my life have been ridiculously eventful.
Don’t abandon hope: your Tom Mix decoder ring arrives tomorrow.