I recently discovered the website for a new project spearheaded by Douglas Coupland (who just happens to be an author whose novels I enjoy) called Speaking to the Past: A Penguin 75th Anniversary Project, which commemorates the visual designs of Penguin paperbacks over the last three-quarters of a century. You can even design your own!
Upon reading that version 2.5 of WordPress had finally been released, I went ahead and upgraded it, despite still being on my first cup of coffee. Predictably, calamity ensued because I did not read the instructions first and so subsequently did not make a backup of my old files—or, rather, I saw that my server had kept regular backups of my WordPress databases, but when I tried to retrieve these backups WordPress just reinstalled itself. So now I’m enjoying version 2.5 of WordPress but I have no website left. I have managed to salvage my few posts thus far, but it might take a while to get the rest back up. If nothing else, I am really glad that I started with the upgrade to this website, rather than the one to the L.M. Montgomery Research Group.
Since the sixth anniversary of this website is approaching (launched 1 February 2002 or thereabouts), I thought that it was time to shake things up. So instead of maintaining my website by hand, I’m now using WordPress.org, which is a tremendously useful blogging and content management system. I haven’t had a personal blog in several years, so I’m looking forward to returning to this form of communication.