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posted by JoshWay Fri May 02, 2008
I'm thinking of moving my personal website operation ( over to WordPress. Here's why:
  • DreamHost is now charging by how much processor power you use
  • My PHP scripts use a TON of processor power
  • My hosting costs have more than doubled
  • It's not feasible for me to leave DreamHost at this juncture
  • I'd like all available resources to go to the Chronicle site (which is on the same server)
Moving to WordPress would have the following disadvantages:
  • Not all posts would be carried over (I would hand-pick)
  • NONE of the comments would be carried over (the single biggest drawback)
  • Less control over the design/functionality
It would also carry these big advantages:
  • All the burden of bandwidth and processing would be on WordPress
  • Great exposure (WordPress blogs are well represented on Google - just ask Shane)
  • No more fixing my custom PHP scripts at 3 in the morning
  • I could still appoint friends as authors who could post their own stuff on my site
  • Other stuff I'm not remembering right now
I would never have even entertained this thought five years ago. But so much has changed, and suddenly the idea's not so crazy. Part of it's the fact that WordPress is the ONLY free blog/content management software I've seen that is good enough to even consider using.

I will never delete all the old stuff. I'll find some way for it to be available to the die-hards. I just think this is the inevitable evolution of the site.

I welcome your feedback.
posted by JoshWay Sat Apr 26, 2008
posted by JoshWay Wed Apr 23, 2008
Okay, so that's the worst blog headline I've ever composed. But who cares when we've got Star Wars PSA's?!

Also, don't smoke! (Apparently it's unhealthy for droids too.)

posted by JoshWay Mon Apr 21, 2008

The top story over at pretty much says it all. I will have the pleasure of contributing jokes to Incognito Cinema Warriors XP, a movie-riffing internet show that's like Mystery Science Theater 3000 plus heavy metal and zombies. (I know, right?!)

Oh, and this is just part one of "Awesome Josh News." More to come...
The Chronicle staff - now in Technicolor!
This is the first time I've rendered the whole Chronicle gang in color. Shereen thought Chuck was blond. Maybe he is. Maybe I made a mistake. What say you?

I slapped this design on some tee shirts and mugs over at Cafe Press. Check them out, won't you?


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