So, a little while ago I mentioned that I couldn’t embed Flash video into a post without breaking my site and as a result, thought it might be time to ditch WordPress in favor of writing my own blog program. Not quite a month later and I’m getting comments on my posts from what appear to be spam sites and they’re starting to pile up and become annoying. Way before this started, I completely disabled the comments function, because user comments are fucking stupid 99% of the time. So the spam comments aren’t showing up on the site, which is nice, but I’m tired of dealing with them and so I’ve decided to actually rewrite the code for the entire site. So this will be my last post for a little while. WordPress is pretty sweet actually, but it’s far too much program for me – I really don’t like how interactive it is, I don’t want it to ping Technorati every time I post something (which I suspect is where all the comments come from), and it’s seriously overzealous when it comes to anticipating user needs. I just like to write shit, if I wanted a constant stream of feedback, I’d post to a forum instead of my own site.
So I’ve created a new database for my site. In the interests of making this happen as fast as possible, I just imported the entire WordPress database into a test db and then started deleting a ton of unnecessary shit, leaving me with a nice streamlined database that should perfectly suit my needs. Just this morning I’ve finished inserting all the various data records into the new database and it’s now ready to be seen (I believe). From here I have to write some PHP to get the new site to display properly and from there, I need to write a bit more code to allow me to post new material. You’ll know when that happens as I’ve given the site a new look in the process.
Oh and one last thought: All of the above means the RSS feeds will be completely broken until I’ve created a new one, so if you’re the one reading this site from a feed reader, you might want to actually surf to timothyx.com about a month from now to get the new feed.