You’ve no doubt noticed the vast site overhaul that has rendered the
content change seen here.
Let me explain. No, there is too much. Let me sum
After fighting with time and resource issues maintaining my old site, I
decided it was time to take a different approach to web publishing.
The problem stems from the fact that updating my site in the standard
“create an HTML page, upload it through FTP, then keep changing and
updating the content” fashion wasn’t working. For one thing, the very
idea there requires FTP, which also, therefore, requires that my
employer allow FTP through the firewall. Not gonna happen.
“Well, why didn’t you update it from home, then?” you might ask.
Because I’m online all day long at work, and the last thing I really
want to do when I get home is dial in at
56-stupid-kbps and drag through HTML updates.
But even beyond the ability/time issue, I noticed that my interests
were changing. Gen13 became, well, fairly lame. It was a long, slow
downhill path, but the people who were in from the beginning have got
to admit that it doesn’t have the edge it once did. They’re slowly
recouping the humor but humor alone just doesn’t cut it.
So I decided to move from the manual HTML way of life into the now. The
Now, before you jump on my back like a rabid monkey, let me first say
that I was [initially] reluctant to go this route. I mean, after all, it
would pretty much mean the end to the Gen13 page and search engine. It
would definitely mean the end to the fan art gallery. (There was some
great art, there, by the way, but it ate so much space. I only get,
like, five or ten megs on this account.)
Quite the downside, right? Then consider the upside: I can post stuff
more often, with much less pain, now. Not that you all want to read my
meaningless ramblings, but it is more fulfilling to post something
that means something to me. And now that I can do it relatively
painlessly, I can do it more often. Which means that you get more of me,
Not only that, but I can set up other authors on the site, so
eventually you may hear from the rest of my utterly tiny circle of
And if you know me, or even if you don’t, you have to understand one
key thing about me: everything in my life is an ordeal. Going to the
store and getting a candy bar can turn into an epic saga of good over
evil. Hopefully I’ll be getting some of that out to you all so you can
see what excitement you’re missing out on. I got lots to say about
I’ll also try to put in some cool links to various interesting places
so if you get bored while you’re out surfing, maybe I can steer you to
some of the less travelled (or, at least, more entertaining) corners of
As of this writing, I’ve posted the blog, I’ve replaced the home page,
and I’ve got my new domain - paraesthesia.com pointing to my home
page. If you haven’t seen the home page, check it out - I’m pretty
pleased with it. Especially after not having done any Flash or graphics
work for, oh, ever.
So, for better or worse, here it is. Hope you like it. So far, I do.