There was a new version of this weblog. It is gone now. I am back at my old one.
I tried to upgrade. It was painful, obtuse, silly, required me to spend 3 hours writing rewrite rules, and then presented me with dogshit. I have lost a day of productivity, and I am seething at this.
Weblogs are simple things. Please don’t tell me they aren’t. Applications, engorged with obtuse feature sets for irrelevant standards conjured by latte-jittered man-children are not weblogs. Applications get to be complicated and huge and silly, and when composed of terrifying blobs of PHP and Perl and Rails and whatever other common nouns/abbrevations are, they can be as silly as they want. But I don’t want them.
I want what I download and install to look like my weblog currently looks. I take advantage of a tiny, tiny set of features and I am a happy person. I concentrate, after all, on getting projects done and doing my writing. I’m still spry enough to compose the odd script or two to do something repetitive, like a gallery of images or some other nib-nab. I don’t need to be wrapped in an entirely new made-up markup language to get my job done.
Sorry, I shouldn’t have to negotiate stacks of embedded templates in form after form, rooting around as if some sort of rodent, with the hoping and faith-based leaps of wishing that, at the end, I’d end up with an actual black page with green text on it. That’s insane. I deny it and reject it.
No, I do not want “assistance” and “help”, pulling in favors for the ultimate goal of making software that obviously does not do what I want it to do, do what I want it to do. That just leads to the inevitable conclusion by others that I was somehow able to do it on my own. And it would be so not true.
Anil, you’re a great guy. Your product blows. Keep smiling.
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